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“Laughing, the youth sings songs, and the old are not found in the yurts. All that’s alive is caressed by the sun of the steppes; screams of the birds are raising the dead.”
ABAI (1845-1904)

The Silent Steppe Cantata Project is an artistic consortium, consisting of composer Anne LeBaron, tenor Timur Bekbosunov, and filmmaker Sandra Powers. Recipient of many awards, the project is a large-scale sonic portrait of Kazakhstan that encompasses a musical composition, The “Silent Steppe Cantata,” premiered in Kazakhstan on December 10, 2011, and a documentary film, “The Nomad’s Song.”, scheduled for release in Fall 2012. Featuring the music of Internationally renowned composer Anne LeBaron, along with tenor Timur Bekbosunov---emerging star of contemporary opera---and the critically-acclaimed work of filmmaker Sandra Powers, the "Silent Steppe Cantata" has been singled out by the Kazakh media and press as one of the most important contemporary musical events currently taking place in Central Asia. The celebrated Sary-Arka Folk Instrument Orchestra, with the Chamber Choir of the Astana Philharmonic Society, will present the official premiere of the "Silent Steppe Cantata." If you would like to get news about the upcoming 2015 U.S. tour of Silent Steppe Cantata, release of the documentary film "The Nomad's Song", or would to order an archival video recording of our premiere in Kazakhstan, please contact Timothy at t@artofopera.org.

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