Kazakh state philharmonic. Zhambyl is the cultural center of Almaty and Kazakhstan for many years . This is confirmed by the big interest of citizens and visitors of Almaty to philharmonic’s activities and concerts. Members of the Philharmonic do big work for attract and educate listeners with high musical classical art and folk art, and promote music as foreign composers and composers of Kazakhstan.
Kazakh State Philharmonic was organized by the decision of the Council of People’s Commissars of the Kazakh SSR on January 14, 1935. New concert organization was named by Zhambyl Zhabayev – inspirator of many works of Kazakh music and poetry, and recognized as “Homer of the 20th century.”
First Philharmonic Orchestra joined by Kazakh national instruments orchestra, Kazakh choir, dance group and a large group of soloists – singers and instrumentalists. Among them was a Distinguished Artist of the Republic Dina Nurpeisova. And soon in concert Philharmonic sounded masterpieces of vocal lyrics, Kazakh and Russian folk songs performed by Kuliash Baiseitova, received the title of Distinguished Artist of the USSR in 24 years as one of the most prominent Kazakh singer, who has known and loved in many neighbour republics.
The first artistic director of the Philharmonic was Ahmet Zhubanov – an outstanding scientist, composer, author of many works of Kazakh music and interesting books about folk Kazakh music “Strings of centuries”, “Nightingales of centuries.”
The names of those who led after A.Zhubanov the Philharmonic, also entered the history of the Kazakh musical art: E.Brusilovsky, B. Baikadamov, S. Mukhamedzhanov, E. Rakhmadiyev, Amangeldy B., T. Ibraev Dautbaev A., T. Alpiev , M. Uteuov, Urazgaliev K., A. Sultangaliyev, S. Bulhairov.
Currently, Philharmonic has such world-famous bands and collectives as the State Academic Symphony Orchestra, Academic folkl-ethnographic Orchestra “Otyrar sazy” named after N. Tlendiev, State Symphonic Band, State Choir named after B.Baykadamov, State String Quartet named after G. Zhubanova, Quintet of woodwind instruments.
Philharmonic has also distinguished soloits who makes concerts great – People’s Artist Nurgali Nusipzhan, Honored Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Cavalier of the Order “Kurmet” Gabit Nesipbaev, talented soloists Honored artist Aida Ayupova, Nurken Ashirov, Zhanar Suleimenova, Ermek Kurmanaev, Amir Bisengaliyev, Daniyar Esimhanov and etc.