The Manhattan Transfer opens international music festival in Tbilisi

Georgia celebrates the 80th anniversary of famous Georgian conductor Jansug Kakhidze this year., 10 May 2015 - 16:22, Tbilisi,Georgia

Big days are ahead for everyone who loves jazz and classical music in Georgia's capital Tbilisi. This month Georgia is celebrating the 80th anniversary of internationally recognised Georgian conductor Jansug Kakhidze, who had been music director of the Georgian State Symphony Orchestra for two decades.

The 80th anniversary of the beloved conductor who passed away in 2002, will be marked with an international music festival in Tbilisi. 

The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices and other well-known international music bands will come to Tbilisi to participate in the May 12-30 event.

Music lovers across Georgia are encouraged to buy tickets for the Tuesday, May 12 event as The Manhattan Transfer would join the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra for one night only.

"You don’t want to miss it!” the event organisers said about the event, which will take place in Jansug Kakhidze Tbilisi Centre for Music and Culture.

On May 13, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana will be performed by the Georgian State Symphony Orchestra.

The festival will be closed by the New York Voices’ performance on May 30.