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Major Matchavariani Birthday Concert in St. Petersburg

On 23 September 2013 the Georgian composer Alexi Matchavariani would have turned 100 years old (†31.12.1995).

Special events in various cities have been held in honour of Alexi Matchavariani since September to celebrate this centenary jubilee. The composer’s 100th birthday was commemorated in a spectacular way in his native city of Tbilissi, with three major symphonic concerts with works of Alexi Matchavariani.

There will be a major Matchavariani birthday concert on 12 December 2013 at the renowned Mariinski Theatre in St. Petersburg. Vakhtang Matchavariani, the composer’s son, will perform the following works of his father with the Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinski Theatre:

- Small suite from the ballet “The Taming of the Shrew“
- Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
- Symphony No. 5 “Ushba“

12 December 2013
St. Petersburg
Mariinski Theatre, Concert Hall, 7 PM
Matchavariani birthday concert
Liana Isakadze (violin)
Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinski Theatre
Vakhtang Matchavariani (direction)


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