Tbilisoba concert to be dedicated to late legendary Georgian composer Giya Kancheli

  • Internationally recognised Georgian composer died aged 84 early yesterday. Photo: Imedi TV.

Agenda.ge, 3 Oct 2019 - 10:28, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Tbilisoba concert, scheduled for October 5 in central Tbilisi, will be dedicated to legendary Georgian composer Giya Kancheli, who died after a long illness on October 2, aged 84.

 Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia wrote that the music “created by the genius is treasured not only in Georgia but throughout the whole world.”

President Salome Zurabishvili stated that the “death of the great composer is a huge loss for the whole world.”

The US Embassy to Georgia said that “the world lost a legendary composer Giya Kancheli. His music transcended time and culture and it will live on forever. Today more than ever, the yellow leaves seem silent.”

The Yellow Leaves- composer Giya Kancheli

Symphony In Memoria Di Michelangelo, created in 1977, brought international recognition to Kancheli.

The prominent musician's compositions have been an iconic part of Georgian theatre and cinema, with his legacy marked within the the Alla Kontrapunkt festival in Tbilisi earlier in 2017.

Kancheli's international standing was also underlined by a performance at the Konzerthaus Berlin venue in the German capital in 2015.

Symphony In Memoria Di Michelangelo, created in 1977, brought international recognition to Kancheli.

Scores for several episodes for the movie about the Russia-Georgia 2008 war Shindisi, which was presented for the Oscar nomination, were created by Kancheli, as the director said free of charge. 

The concert at the Tbilisoba annual festival will start at 8 p.m. on Orbeliani Square in central Tbilisi. 

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