Georgian Culture Days in Malta – Ramona Portelli Blog

Georgian Culture Days in Malta

The Mediterranean Conference Centre has been very active in improving standards of symphonic and Chamber music in the last few years.  It can boast an array of world class orchestras and soloists in its past cultural events. It has also actively supported Maltese performers and composers through its various cultural events which include dance as well as music.

The “Georgain Culture Days “in Malta is an ambitious project in collaboration with the top institutions in their respective fields in Georgia.  These are the Tbilisi State Chamber orchestra which has performed in Malta a number of times and the Giorgi Aleksidze Tbilisi Contemporary Ballet. The project is also being supported by the Ministry of Education, Science Culture and sport of Georgia and Tbilisi City Hall.

The Tbilisi State Chamber Orchestra is one of the most prestigious orchestras in the world.  It is not only one of the top baroque orchestras which is the backbone of the Tbilisi Baroque Festival, but is equally active in all the music of the repertoire for chamber orchestra. The orchestra is also active in opera. They tour Europe and Georgia regularly.

The Tbilisi Giorgi Aleksidze Contemporary Ballet is the leading institution of its kind in Georgia. Giorgi Aleksidze, with his unique ideology of movement language brought about a significant transformation to the Georgian Ballet.  In addition to classical ballet, Aleksidze staged neo classical, avant-garde, and bold contemporary ballets. Mariam Aleksidze, the artistic Director of the Aleksidze Tbilisi Contemporary Ballet has preserved the unique style typical for Georgian coreography.

On the 20th of March Old dances and Folia shall be presented at the Republic Hall of the Mediterranean Conference Centre. Baroque music on period instruments shall complement contemporary dance. One dancer from Malta shall be chosen to take part in this prestigious event. Auditions were held at the MCC Dance Studio between 24, 25 and 26th February 2020.

On the 21st of March a programme of Classical music shall be presented. This shall include works by Mozart, Haydn and Weber with Levan Tshadadze clarinet solo.

On the 24th March a programme of 20 century and modern music shall be presented. This shall include works by the greatest masters of the 20th century Zemlinsky , Schonberg and Nielsen, but shall also incorporate the music of two important living composers, one Maltese one Georgian, Chris Muscat and Archil Giorgobiani.

The Georgian culture days in Malta not only showcase the best of Georgian culture, but incorporate contemporary dance and music from baroque, classical, 20 and 21st centuries thus giving a detailed and varied cross section of music for small orchestra.  The Tbilisi state Chamber orchestra shall be conducted by internationally acclaimed Alexei Galea Cavallazzi who tours Russia regularly and has been working incessantly to produce events in Malta with world class orchestras. Galea Cavallazzi was awarded the union Federation medal by the Russian Parliament for his contribution to culture.  Galea Cavallazzi is the Music Director at the MCC. 

All events start at 19.30.  Tickets can be book by phoning 2559 5750 or by online booking www.mcc.com.mt

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