18 September 2014
On September 18, an event was held at the U. Hajibayli house museum on the occasion of National Music Day.
The museum's director Sardar Farajov, Honored Art Worker and secretary of the Composers’ Union of Azerbaijan, made a presentation in which he spoke about the history of this significant day which has a special place in our cultural history. He noted that the immortal works of the great composer U. Hajibayli are still loved and appreciated by people around the world.
He stressed the importance of the international music festival regularly organized by Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to promote Hajibayli’s heritage and national music. Ali Ibrahimbeyli, Head of Gamigaya Science and Education Center, made a presentation and gave the participants a photo album produced by the Center entitled "Great Composers of Azerbaijan.”
The album was prepared with the assistance of the Composers’ Union using photographs gathered from archives and cultural institutions. Ibrahimbeyli emphasized the need for such publications for the purpose of learning about famous composers and introducing Azerbaijani music to the world. Professor Telman Agdamski, Honored Teacher, made a presentation and talked about Hajibayli’s heritage. The chairman of the Karabakh branch of the Writers' Union, Poet Anvar Ahmad, recited a poem dedicated to the composer.
After the presentations, a concert was given including performances of Hajibayli’s songs by the ensemble of the School of Fine Arts named after G. Garayev, the chamber ensemble of Khazar University, and Music School № 35 named after G. Sharoyev.