On September 22, 23, 24, The big hall of the V. Sarajishvili State Conservatory will host the final concerts of the 15th anniversary international festival “Night Serenades”.
Today, at 20.00, the series of Tbilisi concerts of the “Night Serenades” festival will be opened by the Italian conductor Beatrice Veneti. who is the chief guest conductor of the Toscana Orchestra, the chief conductor of the “Milano Classica” orchestra and the chief conductor of the Scarlatti Youth Orchestra, the chief guest conductor of the Puccini Festival, the advisor to the Italian Minister of Culture in the field of culture, the artistic director of the Taormina Foundation.
At the concert, Beatrice Venetsi will perform overtures and intermezzos from Italian operas with the festival’s partner, the National Symphony Orchestra, as well as Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto with the internationally recognized violinist, the winner of the Veniavskyi Competition, Veriko Chumburidze.
The founder of the festival is the world-famous violinist and conductor Liana Isakadze, the artistic director is Giorgi Isakadze, a musician working in Germany. Six concerts are planned for one month in Borjomi, Batumi and Tbilisi.
World-renowned Georgian and foreign stars and young talented musicians are participating in this year’s festival. The basic orchestra of the festival is “Virtuosos of Georgia”. Concertmaster of the orchestra, first violin – Lela Mchedlidze. The partner of the festival is the National Symphony Orchestra.
“Night Serenades” is supported by: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth of Georgia, Tbilisi City Hall, Batumi City Hall, Borjomi City Hall, Adjara Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, Italian Embassy in Georgia, German Embassy in Georgia. Embassy of Italy in Georgia, Embassy of Germany in Georgia.
This year’s anniversary festival of “Night Serenades” has expanded. The festival was opened in Borjomi, at the “Borjomi Likan” hotel. Sabine Grofmayer – clarinet, Germany, Eilika Wunsch – soprano, Germany, Giorgi Oniani – tenor, Georgia, Riccardo Marinello – tenor, Italy, director of the “Borjomi” ensemble Giorgi Bugianishvili participated in the gala concert.
The Batumi concerts were hosted in the Ilia Chavchavadze Professional State Drama Theater of Batumi, where Eilika Vunshi – soprano, Germany, Riccardo Marinello – tenor, Italy performed in front of the audience. Heyon Park Festival Base Orchestra “Virtuosos of Georgia” accompanied by Tamar Lichel.
In parallel with the concerts, within the framework of the festival, special attention was paid to the cognitive-educational program – field master classes, workshops and open lectures were held for students and young people, including disabled people.
The organizer of the festival is the company “Art Alliance”, the director of the festival is Nina Tsagareli.
“Night Serenades” is an international festival with the longest history in Georgia, which has been in existence for 41 years. The idea of creating the festival belongs to Liana Isakadze – Georgian violinist and conductor, People’s Artist of Georgia, who is one of the greatest musicians of the century. He was included in the Encyclopedia of 2000 Prominent Musicians of the 20th Century by the Cambridge Bibliographic Center (England, 2002).
Back in 1982, Liana Isakadze, in the most beautiful part of Georgia – Abkhazia, founded the international festival “Night Serenades”, which was held in Bichvinta in the summer and enjoyed great popularity. Unfortunately, due to the tragic events in our country, the festival ceased to exist in 1991, in 2002-2009, the festival was held in Borjomi under the name of “Celebration of Art”, and in 2009 it was possible to restore “Night Serenades” and the festival moved to the beautiful city of Batumi on the Black Sea coast.
Since 2018, the artistic director of the festival is Giorgi Isakadze – musician and teacher, founder and director of Ingolstadt and Munich Music and Dance Academy and School, nephew of Liana Isakadze.
Since the same year, the base orchestra of the festival has been the chamber orchestra “Georgian Virtuosos” created by Liana and Giorgi Isakadze (conductor Lela Mchedlidze), which includes talented young Georgian musicians.
During its existence, the festival has hosted many world-class musicians, including: Alfred Schnittke, Kurt Mazur, Gidon Kremer and many others.
Host hotels of “Night Serenades”: Borjomi Likan, Hilton Garden Inn Tbilisi. Festival partners: National Symphony Orchestra, Professional State Drama Theater named after Ilia Chavchavadze of Batumi. The furniture house “Nita”, the best guarantee of quality and design, the chain of perfume stores “Lutecia”, the founder of herbal cosmetics from France “Yves Roche”, the company “Sarajishvili”, the “Wine Cellar” of the Khutsishvili brothers, the premium direction of “HOTSALE.GE”, a pharmaceutical company “PSP” news supporters: Adjara Public Broadcaster, First Channel of Georgia, “Rustavi2”, “Imedi”, “Post TV”, “Euronews Georgia”, “Georgian Times” Media Holding, Patriarchal Television “Ertsulovneba”, “TV25”, Media and Digital Communications Agency “Clip Art”, “Ambebi.Ge”, News Agency “Prime Time”, “Georgian Press”, English-language newspaper “Georgia Today”, English-language daily newspaper “Messenger”, “Sarke” magazine, “Adjara” newspaper “, Radio “Fortuna” and website Fortuna.Ge