By Laman Ismayilova
The opening of the first Open Music Competition timed to the 96th anniversary of the national leader Heydar Aliyev has been held at the International Mugham Center in Baku.
The project is being implemented by the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Art and the Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University, Trend Life reported.
At the event, Azerbaijan's national anthem was performed by the united choir of two universities.
Then the university rectors, professors Jeyran Makhmudova and Jafar Jafarov addressed the event. They outlined the goals and objectives of the competition and wished the participants good luck.
The project aims at discovering young talents as well as providing conditions for creative activity.
The concert program included students' performance of Gara Garayev's "Dance of the Passionate Girl" from the ballet "The Path of Thunder", Astor Piazzolla's "Libertango", Emin Sabitoglu's "Dede Gorgud" suite, etc.
The evening ended with a long standing ovation.
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