Georgian Cultural Evenings
Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th April, 7.30pm
Including organ music, performed by Elena Barshai on 24th April (see below).
A CELEBRATION OF EASTER and ST GEORGE
Evenings of Georgian Culture in London
Held under the blessing of His Holiness, Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia
International Cooperation Agency “Inglima” is a Tbilisi-based cultural entity with an internationally respected history of artistic and musical projects. Inglima relies on contributions to support its programs that foster cultural understanding and appreciation between nations by bringing exhibitions of visual and performing arts, historical and cultural treasures to wide audiences.
Inglima aims to increase appreciation of the world’s complex mix of ethnicities and faiths, to unite people through engagement with the world’s cultural heritage. Central to the organisation is the belief that mutual appreciation for different cultures is the firmest foundation for peace.
Partners in the Project:
Georgian Orthodox Church Diocese in Great Britain and Ireland
The Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia
The Office of the State Minister of Georgia for Diaspora Issues
The Georgian Community in the UK
The British-Georgian Society
Anglican & Eastern Churches Association
INGLIMA International Cooperation Agency
Tbilisi, Old Port
Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia
“Thoughts about Past & Future” for piano
(arranged by Otar Talishvili)
Piano Trio “Sempre” (Georgia)
Tamar Licheli, piano; Lela Mchedlidze, violin; Hayk Babayan, cello
Dvorak – Piano Trio “Dumki” op.90
1. Lento Maestoso (E minor&major); 2. Poco Adagio; 3. Andante; 4. Andante Moderato (Quasi Tempo di Marcia); 5. Allegro; 6. Lento Maestoso
Martinu – 5 Bergerettes
1. Poco Alegro; 2. Con brio; 3. Andantino; 4. Allegro; 5. Moderato
Elena Barshai, organ (UK)
Bach – Choral “Lobt Gott, ihr Christen allzugleich”
Vivaldi - Bach – Concerto for organ G major (arr. E.Barshai)
1. Allegro assai; 2. Largo; 3. Allegro;
Vivaldi - Bach – Concerto for organ C major (arr. E.Barshai)
1.Allegro; 2. Largo; 3. Allegro;
Scarlatti – 4 Sonatas (arr. E.Barshai)
Luka Okros (Okrostsvaridze), piano (Georgia)
Chopin - Ballada #1 in G minor
Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody #2 in C sharp minor
Liszt - Paganini etude #6 in A minor
Davitashvili - Khorumi
Giorgi Goderdzishvili, bass (Georgia)
Handel - "Sorge Infausta"
Mozart – Lepporello’s “Catalog Aria” from Opera “Don Giovanni”.
Tchaikovsky- Gremin's Aria from opera “Eugene Onegin”
Paliashvili - "Gvinov Kakhuro” (The Vine of Kakheti)
Concertmaster - Luka Okros
Elena Barshai graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. A disciple of Yakob Milstein and Leonid Roizman. She was a soloist of the Moscow Chamber orchestra under the batton of Rudolf Barshai. She has toured in Europe, Australia, Japan, the USA, took part in performances of Stabat Mater by Pergolesi, Mozart's Requiem and Requiem by Alexander Lokshin, Bach and Beethoven's masses where soloists were Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Janet Baker, Werner Hollweg. Elena Barshai is an author of the organ transcriptions of sonatas by Alessandro Scarlatti, Francois Couperin's pieces, and also Antonio Vivaldi's concertos and Goldberg Variations be Johann Sebastian Bach published on compact disks by Brilliant Classics studio.
Since coming to the west in 1978, Elena Barshai has concertised with some of the world’s leading orchestras and chamber musicians. She regularly partnered her husband, one of the greatest conductors of our time, Rudolf Barshai, in both the concert halls and the recording studio, in such works as J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, and B minor Mass (BWV 232), J. Haydn’s The Creation and L.V.Bethoveen’s Missa Solomnis. Participating in the Evenings of Georgian Culture in London Elena Barshai expresses her appreciation of Georgian history and culture.