Family values are deep-rooted in Azerbaijan, and have been passed down from generation to generation since time immemorial. Care of youngsters, and respect for the elderly are cherished traditions in our country.
On December 16, presentation of the “Complete Note Works” by Professor Arif Malikov, an eminent composer, People’s Artist, laureate of State and Heydar Aliyev awards, member of ANAS, took place at the Azerbaijan State Philharmonic named after M.Magomayev.
Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the ceremony.
First, guests became acquainted with an exhibition comprised of Arif Malikov’s books in the foyer of the Philharmonic.
Minister of culture and tourism Abulfas Garayev and President of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, academician Akif Alizadeh addressed the event.
Arif Malikov’s “Homeland” vocal-symphonic poem and 6th symphony called “Contradictions” were performed at the evening by the State Choir accompanied by the Azerbaijan State Symphonic Orchestra named after U.Hajibeyli, directed by people’s Artist Rauf Abdullayev.