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International Music Festival ‘Night Serenades’ to be held in Batumi and Tbilisi

“Night Serenades”, a long-standing international music festival invites you to a grandiose program this year.

The festival will take place for the eleventh time from its revival in 2009 and the audience is waiting for the famous musicians and a variety of programs.

“Night Serenades” will be held in Batumi and Tbilisi. On August 25, 27, 28 in Batumi Ilia Chavchavadze Drama Theater and on September 2 and 4 in Tbilisi State Conservatoire Grand Hall.

Famous Soloists and Conductors from Georgia, Germany, Greece, Finland and Great Britain will participate in this year’s Festival.

Giorgi Isakadze, artistic director of the “Night Serenades” Festival:

“Obviously every festival program is different from the previous one and is distinguished with exceptional soloists and conductors. This year we will introduce a unique program with several different genres. Our intention is to make the festival a great, memorable event. Confirmation to this is that the festival will be closed by the performance of Nino Surguladze, a wonderful Georgian mezzo-soprano.

“Night Serenades” is a prestigious festival and it is highly respected in the performing arts world. Famous artists are always happy to participate in the “Night Serenades” Festival.”

“Night Serenades” is a unique festival that was founded in 1982 by Ms. Liana Isakadze in Bichvinta, Abkhazia. After the war the festival was canceled for a long time and its revival became possible several years later, in 2009, at first in Borjomi, and then in Batumi. In 2015 the festival expanded its area of activities and became known as Batumi-Tbilisi Festival. This year’s festival will be the eleventh since its revival,”-Nina Tsagareli, Director of the festival says. 

Vakhtang Machavariani, Principal Conductor of the Festival:
“On August 28th we will perform the British Symphony, which I think it is a rather difficult task that has not been performed here for a long time. In the second section we will play Sulkhan Tsintsadze’s several miniatures for the Chamber Orchestra. We will also perform some works of Barber and finally our favorite composer Vazha Azarashvili’s cello concert, performed by cellist from Finland, Jan Erik Gustafsson.

Nino Surguladze, Mezzo-soprano:
“I am very happy and honored to participate this year in the festival. This unique and prestigious festival is associated with the name of legendary Liana Isakadze and is always filled with extraordinary musicians from around the globe. This time I will have a very interesting, ingenious relationship with Maestro Vakhtang Machavariani. He is my friend and the same time my inspiration. We have worked together before and had amasing results. The work that will be performed is amazing. I will be performing it for the first time and cannot wait to sing for the Georgian audience again.

Night Serenades Festival – 2019 Programme

August 25, 2019, Batumi, Ilia Chavchavadze Drama Theater

1. Pyotr Tchaikovsky – Serenade
Interval
2. Samuel Barber – Adagio for Strings
3. Dmitri Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No. 1
Sandro Nebieridze – Piano
Dato Shamanauri – Trumpet
Vakhtang Matchavariani – Conductor

August 27, Batumi Music School

1. Dmitri Shostakovich – String Quartet No. 8
Konstantine Vardeli String Quartet
 Konstantine Eroyan – Violin
 David Akopyan – Violin
 Ekaterina Kazaryan – Viola
 Giorgi Nadareishvili – Cello

August 27, 2019, Batumi, Ilia Chavchavadze Drama Theater
The concert is dedicated to the 95th Birthday of a great violin player, Rudolph Barshai. There will be a presentation of a documentary film about Mr. Barshai, “Nota”.

1. Dmitri Shostakovich – Chamber Symphony
Interval
2. Antonio Vivaldi – Four Seasons
Pantelis Kogiamis – Conductor
Nana Iashvili – Violin

August 28, 2019, Batumi, Ilia Chavchavadze Drama Theater

1. Benjamin Britten – Simple Symphony
2. Pablo Sarasate – Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Piano
Ana Liisa Bezrodny – Violin
Interval
3. Sulkhan Tsintsadze – Miniatures
4. Vaja Azarashvili – Cello Concerto
Jan-Erik Gustafsson – Cello

September 2, 2019, Tbilisi, State Conservatoire Grand Hall

1. Edward Elgar – Serenade for Strings
2. Bedřich Smetana – Trio for Piano and Strings in G minor
“Forte Trio”, State Trio of Kazakhstan
 Yerlan Serkebayev – Piano
 Badgat Abilkhanov – Violin
 Kurvanzhan Akhatov – Cello
Interval
3. Anton Von Webern – Langsamer Satz
4. Dmitri Shostakovich – Piano Concerto No. 1
Sandro Nebieridze – Piano
Dato Shamanauri – Trumpet
Vakhtang Matchavariani – Conductor

September 4, 2019, Tbilisi, State Conservatoire Grand Hall

1. Ludwig Van Beethoven – Symphony No. 8
Interval
2. Manuel De Falla – The Three-Cornered Hat
3. Manuel De Falla – El Amor Brujo
Nino Surguladze – Mezzo-soprano

Tickets online: https://ge.tkt.ge/Show/6909/nights-serenades

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