Dinzukhra Tlendieva – artistic director and principal conductor of the orchestra
Muslim Amze – conductor
Akhmetova Saltanat – soprano
Veronica Anusca – soprano
Azamat Zheltyrguzov – baritone
Kubiev Farhat – tenor
Liviu Indricău – tenor
Janpeissov Nurzhan – dombra (national instrument)
With the participation of the State Academic Orchestra of Folklore and Ethnography "Otyrar Sazy"
Music of the Great Steppe – Uly Dala Sazy, concert of the State Academic Orchestra of Folklore and Ethnography "Otyrar Sazy", on the stage of the Bucharest National Opera
As part of the celebration of 30 years of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Romania, on May 3, 2022, at 19:00 p.m., the concert "Music of the Great Steppe - Uly Dala Sazy" performed by the Orchestra will take place on the stage of the Bucharest National Opera State Academician of Folklore and Ethnography "Otyrar Sazy", with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Romania. Master Muslim Amze will be at the conductor's desk. The soloists of the Bucharest National Opera, soprano Veronica Anușca and tenor Liviu Indricău, will perform on stage, together with soprano Akhmetova Saltanat, tenor Kubiev Farhat, baritone Azamat Zheltyrguzov and Janpeissov Nurzhan – the dombra (national instrument of the Kazakh people).
The history of the creation of the "Otyrar Sazy" Orchestra began in 1979. The orchestra was named after the old musical instrument of the same name. Orchestra artists perform the compositions using traditional Kazakh musical instruments such as the dombra and kobyz. Such a variety of sound creates the opportunity for the orchestra to widely display and show the listener the richest original samples of national folklore.
The repertoire of the orchestra is based on folk works, legends and works of Kazakh composers in folk style.
Academic Orchestra of Folklore and Ethnography "Otyrar Sazy" named after N. Tlendiev, founded on October 2, 1982, offers the opportunity to get acquainted with the richest collection of Kazakh national musical instruments - modern and ancient, which, being a precious heritage of culture, have reached us from time immemorial. They were handed down from generation to generation by unknown folk akyns (musicians). In the sounds of antiquity, the voices of past generations are hidden - living pages of the history of the musical culture of the Kazakh people.
In addition to dombra and kobyz, the Otrar Sazy orchestra plays ancient instruments – zhetygen, sherter, shan-kobyz, mes-kobyz, syrnay and saz-syrnay, sybyzgy, as well as percussion instruments – asatayak, dauylpaz, tuyak-tas, konyrau, kayak.
Such a variety of sound makes it possible for the orchestra to widely display and show the listener the richest original samples of national folklore. This is precisely the goal set for the orchestra by its first artistic director and chief conductor, the People's Artist of the USSR, winner of the State Prize, Khalyk Kaharmany, a prominent public figure, the composer Nurgisa Tlendiev, who managed to prove that ancient folk instruments are capable embody not only works of small form, but also large dramatic ideas.
Today, demonstrating the continuity of generations, the orchestra is led by N. Tlendiev's daughter – Dinara Tlendiev. The orchestra actively performs concerts in the cities of Kazakhstan and in the near and far countries – in Morocco, Vietnam, Germany, Spain, Turkey, France and many other countries.