|Concert No. 4 in the light classical “Music From Around the World” series|
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 21:00
Monday, May 7, 2018, at 20:30
Beer-Sheva Performing Arts Center
Barak Tal, Conductor
The Kolan Ensemble: Folk Songs and Musical Instruments
This fourth concert in the “Music From Around the World” series presents the best of Georgian music, including Georgian folk songs, orchestral passages by well-known Georgian composers, Georgian opera pieces (including excerpts from “Daisy” and “Absalom and Esther” by Paliashvili and Dolidze's “Keto and Kote”) and a string of Georgian hits with the Kolan Ensemble and the orchestra, conducted by Barak Tal.
The program combines popular Georgian music (popular folk songs such as “Suliko” and “Adendali”) and classical Georgian music (by well-known composers such as Zakaria Paliashvili, Sulkhan Tsintsadze, Victor Dolidze and Giya Kancheli).
This exceptional, varied and fascinating program is suitable for the general public. It is characterized by short, light, familiar and catchy passages, classic and popular hits by the best Georgian composers, and with leading Georgian musicians who are members of the Kolan Ensemble.
The Kolan Ensemble:
The Kolan Ensemble was founded in 1982 by new immigrants from Georgia.
Since then it has become very popular. The ensemble has performed all over the country, both in cities and on kibbutzim, for official ceremonies, and on radio and television.
Since 1985, the ensemble has performed successfully internationally. Its success is not only due to the high professional standard of performance of multi-vocal works but also because of its diverse and rich repertoire which includes songs in Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian and Georgian accompanied by ethnic instruments.
“It has been a great honor and privilege to enjoy your impressive performance.” Shimon Peres
“An outstanding group, an exciting performance.” Chaim Herzog