Renowned German conductor Matthias Manasi gave a performance in Almaty (English Translation) – Matthias Manasi | conductor
Renowned German conductor Matthias Manasi gave a performance in Almaty (English Translation)
Aug 14, 2021
It was Maestro Matthias Manasi’s first appearance on the stage of the Almaty Kazakh State Philharmonic of the Kazakh State Philharmonic Orchestra where he conducted the Kazakh State Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of a symphonic picture called ”Mergen” and Prokofiev’s Seventh Symphony…
Together with Renat Salavatov, artistic manager and main director of the Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra, Matthias Manasi chose a varied and interesting program for his debut at the Bolshoi Concert Hall in Almaty. The pieces presented in the repertoire were rare. From Sagatov and Prokofiev, each listener could choose something suitable for him/herself. The musicians decided not to rely on quantity, let alone glamour and showiness. They concentrated mainly on a single program, yet with absolute devotion, which resulted in incredible depth and profundity. Such a decision was very clever. Also included in the repertoire was Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2, played by honored violinist of the Kazakhstan’s Republic and Philharmony’s soloist Aida Ayupova. In spite of the crude way of dressing of current European conductors being fashionable these days, Matthias Manasi wore an impeccable frock coat, a snow white shirt and patent leather shoes.
…Maestro Manasi has shown that the secret of a successful concerto isn’t just a complicated and sophisticated repertoire, but is also in the confirmation of the traditions that are present in the Kazakh school of classical music…