Kyrgyz National Philharmoniс, Bishkek
The snow-white building of the Kyrgyz National Philharmonic is located in the heart of the capital, at the Chuy Ave surrounded by the green square. In front of the building there is a statue to a legendary hero Manas fighting the dragon on a horse. Residents and guests of Bishkek love promenades along the alley stretching around the monument, and enjoy the freshness of the fountain with its shining under the sun rays.
Kyrgyz National Philharmonic is named in honor of the composer, virtuoso musician Akyn Toktogul Satylganov. Significance of the honored poet and musician in the culture of Kyrgyzstan is immense. The keeper of traditional art, master of performing national epos, he was also the founder of the modern Kyrgyz literature.
The building of the philharmonic was erected in 1980 and consists of two concert halls. The main hall has 1108 seats and the smaller organ hall – 314 seats. There are Government House of Kyrgyzstan and National State University not far from there.
The Philharmonic has a rich history, its walls still have the memories of performances of music stars, the best artists of the time: from troupes of Moscow Bolshoi Theatre up to Moscow Art Theatre. Big scale events are also held there.
Visit this must-see Bishkek landmark; discover Kyrgyzstan through people’s art and enjoy the concert of classical or national music.