A unique opportunity to hear masterworks from a noble choral tradition presented by the artists who know them best. Created in 2000 under the blessing of the Patriarch of Georgia, Ensemble Basiani protects and performs the rich heritage of Georgian folk song and chant by researching and reviving music from past recordings, studying songs directly with famous singers, and working extensively with world-renowned ethnomusicologists. In recent years, the group has received major international acclaim, scoring a singular triumph at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival (2010), where Basiani performed Georgian traditional polyphony along with masterpieces of J. S. Bach (an event widely praised in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal).
Education & Community Event: Lecture Demonstration
Fri, Oct 19, 12 noon
Presented in association with the Department of Music. Free and open to the public.
Education & Community Event: Sightlines
Sat, Oct 20, 7-7:30 pm
First Congregational Church
Pre-performance talk with the artists and Georgian music specialist Carl Linich. Sightlines talks are free to event ticket holders.
Program notes are available approximately one week before the performance.
Parking may be a problem on campus for this performance due to the Cal/Stanford Football game. Please see our Parking Alert section for more information.