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Portrait Concerto for Giya Kancheli at Tbilisi State Opera

The State Opera House in Tbilisi was closed for years due to renovation work, but recently celebrated its reopening on 23 January 2016. There will be a portrait concert for the Georgian composer Giya Kancheli, who celebrated his 80th birthday on 10 August 2015, in the newly inaugurated Concert Hall of the State Opera House on 22 February 2016.

During the course of the concert Kancheli‘s orchestral work “Nu.Mu.Zu“, “Angels of Sorrow“ for violin, violoncello, children’s choir and chamber orchestra as well the violin concerto “Lonesome” given their Georgian premiere. The performers will be Gidon Kremer (violin), Giedre Dirvanauskaite (violoncello), Giorgi Zagareli (viola), the Gori Girl’s Choir and the Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra. Nikoloz Rachveli is the musical director.

22 February 2016
State Opera and Ballet Theatre, 7:30 PM
Portrait Concerto: Giya Kancheli
“Nu.Mu.Zu” for orchestra (Georgian premiere)
“Angels of Sorrow” for violin, violoncello, children’s choir and
chamber orchestra (Georgian premiere)
“Lonesome” for violin and orchestra (Georgian premiere)
“Twilight” for violin, viola, string orchestra and synthesizer
Gidon Kremer (violin)
Giorgi Zagareli (viola)
Giedre Dirvanauskaite (violoncelli)
Gori Girls’s Choir
Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra
Nikoloz Rachveli (direction)


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