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Ensemble Basiani

  • McCullough Theatre
  • 2390 Robert Dedman Drive
  • Austin, TX 78712
  • November 4, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 PM

Presented in partnership with Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Ensemble Basiani provides 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 by J.S. Bach.

“…it was the male Ensemble Basiani from the Republic of Georgia…who stole the main show at Tully against strong competition.� — The New York Times

Ensemble Basiani