Kazakh Music Concert
A performance by the Kazakh Folk Ensemble "Kulansaz."
Friday, February 24, 2012
Jan Popper Theater
1200 Schoenberg Music Building
The “Kulansaz” Folklore Ethnographic Ensemble of Song and Dance specializes in the performance and promotion of Kazakh folk music, song and dance. Founded in 1979 by the great Kazakh composer Aset Beyseuov, and relaunched in 2010 under the artistic direction of Yerzhan Kosbarmakov and musical direction of Marat Zhalbirov, “Kulansaz” is made up of students graduates of the Kurmangazy National Conservatory and the Zhurgenov National Academy of Arts in Kazakhstan.
The repertoire of the Ensemble includes folkloric music pieces, the folk songs of professional folk-composers, as well as contemporary compositions and dances. Members of the ensemble play a variety of string, wind, and percussion instruments.