Astana Philharmonic Orchestra from Kazakhstan

Al Bustan’s concert theatre was the venue for the Astana Philharmonic Orchestra

A Kazakh celebration dance
A Kazakh celebration dance

where I watched an evening concert of Kazakh music and dance. All seemed especially composed for the Orchestra

Indira Gabdelova-Kaziyeva plays a Kobyz
Indira Gabdelova-Kaziyeva plays a Kobyz

and enabled them to have virtuoso performances on a ‘Kobyz’ (a stringed instrument held between the performers knees and played with a bow) , Dombrya (similar to a Lute or Oudh) and drum.

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4