Azerbaijani Politics 10 november — 13:20

Ilham Aliyev opens Ganja State Philharmonic (Photo)

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On November 10, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, took part in the opening of the new building of the Ganja State Philharmonic.

According to Azerbaijan State News Agency, the foundation of this cultural institution was laid by President Ilham Aliyev in 2012. Construction work was completed in November 2017.

The head of state cut the ribbon symbolising the opening of the Philharmonic and familiarised himself with the building.

President Ilham Aliyev was informed that premises for administration, rehearsals, dressing rooms, rooms for directors and recreation, a buffet were created in the six-story building. A concert hall for 1200 seats, a conference hall for 300 seats, ten boxes and one VIP-box will also be given to spectators. The Philharmonic will also sell books. On the balcony of the third floor of the building there are sculptures of Uzeyir Hajibeyli, Gara Garaev, Fikret Amirov, Niyazi and Arif Melikov. On the territory there is a summer concert stage, an observation tower, an underground parking lot for 500 cars and a two-storey gallery consisting of two buildings with a total area of 2 thousand square metres.

In the new building of the Philharmonic, there are comprehensive conditions for holding high-level cultural events, effective work of staff and creative teams. The commissioning of the new building of the Ganja State Philharmonic Society is a clear indication of the state's concern for the cultural sphere in Azerbaijan.

Around the Philharmonic, extensive work has been done on landscaping and creation, decorative shrubs are planted. In front of the building are two fountains, decorated with national ornaments.

Then President Ilham Aliyev met with representatives of the public of the city of Ganja.

The head of state spoke at a meeting.

Then the Director of Ganja State Philharmonic Society, People's Artist Samir Jafarov, the Chairman of Ganja Department of ANAS, Academician Fuad Aliyev, People's Artist Parvan Gurbanov spoke.

In conclusion, a picture was taken.

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