Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 19
Trend: Azerbaijan`s Embassy to Germany and the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, continuing implementing the projects on Azerbaijani culture propaganda in the world, will implement another project in Cologne, the Foundation told Trend on Nov. 18.
The fourth in population among German cities, Cologne was not chosen by chance, to hold an event dedicated to Azerbaijan.
Cologne, which is one of the largest economic and cultural centers of the country, is called "Metropolitan area on the Rhine".
Cologne, one of Germany's oldest cities, has played an important role in the history of Europe beginning from the Roman era.
To be held at Gürzenich hall on November 20, the event will feature performance of the Azerbaijan State Camera Orchestra after Gara Garayev.
The Orchestra will play works of Azerbaijani composers Uzeyir Hajibayov, Fikrat Amirov, Gara Garayev, Niyazi, Jovdat Hajiyev, Tofiq Guliyev, Rauf Hajiyev and Alakbar Tagiyev.
There will be art and photo exhibitions at the event. The photo exhibition titled "Germany through the eyes of an artist", with 19 paintings on display, will be demonstrated in Cologne after successful demonstration in Stuttgart.
The concept of the photo exhibition is to present works of young artists, who have never been in Germany, with a creative thinking.
As part of the project held since 2008, three winners of the contest travel to Germany, as well as visit galleries and museums in Berlin and attend master classes of famous German artists each year.
The photos reflecting the life of Germans in Azerbaijan since 19th century will be showcased in a separate stand at the exhibition.
The photos are about the Siemens brothers who built Europe`s largest copper smelting plant in Gadabay region of Azerbaijan, which was the largest plant in Europe, as well as about the life and work of thousands compatriots in Azerbaijan.