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Dutch Premiere of Kancheli’s “Dixi”

The “TivoliVredenburg” (formerly the Vredenburg Music Centre) in Utrecht, completed as recently as 2014, will be the venue of the Dutch premiere of Giya Kancheli’s work “Dixi” for mixed choir and orchestra on 18 September 2015. The Groot Omroepkoor, accompanied by the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, will sing under the direction of James Gaffigan.

Giya Kancheli comments on his work as follows:
“The reason why I selected these Latin phrases was to remind our contemporaries how relevant, still today, are the age-old problems that have always existed. We are only entitled to remind ourselves that the gap between good and evil unfortunately continues to grow, despite the greatest advances in civilisation. Not even Beethoven succeeded in improving this world by writing his great hymn of joy and unity. And we ordinary mortals only have the right to offer advice and to warn.”

18 September 2015
TivoliVredenburg, 9 PM
Dutch premiere: Giya Kancheli
“Dixi” for mixed choir and orchestra
Groot Omroepkoor
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
James Gaffigan (direction)


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