UMS Concert Program, October 14, 1977: Soviet Georgian Dancers With Tbilisi Polyphonic Choir -- Guran Bakradze
Complete Series: 4071
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
Soviet Georgian Dancers
Tbilisi Polyphonic Choir
GURAN BAKRADZE, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
Friday Evening, October 14, 1'977, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Perkhuli--An exciting Georgian round dance, featuring the entire company, welcoming all to a holiday celebration.
Arkhalalo--A Georgian folk work song.
"O', Tall Mountains"--An ancient Georgian song of the 12th century, dedicated to the beauty of Georgia.
Khorumi--An intense war dance dating from conflicts of the 18th century.
Tsangala and His Girl--Playful Georgian folk song with dance. "Tsangala" is the name of a young man who captivates all with his joy and enthusiasm.
Kazbcguri--Georgian mountain dance.
Chakrulo--Patriotic Georgian folk song translated as "Unity,'1 expressing the suffer?ing of feudal peasants and eventual revolt against their Lords. Krimanchulis (Yodel) is heard in this song.
Mipatizheba--Ensemble dance expressing the nobility of men and their respectful attitudes toward women.
Second Concert Ninetyninth Annual Choral Union Series Complete Programs 4071
Mgzavruli--A spirited Georgian marching song.
Kviriya--Pagan, Georgian folk song over two thousand years old.
Parikaoba--A Georgian folk war dance featuring a dazzling display of fearless swordsmanship, all in the spirit of a mountain tournament.
Svanuri--The festivities resume with this Georgian round dance.
Gazakhuli--An ode to spring.
Sikhavruli Arekaneba Zalida--In humor, "one cannot force love." Members from the Choir
Kakhnri--Georgian folk song with dance.
Batonebo--A chorale from the middle ages invoking aid from affliction.
Doluri--A simple folk song with drumlike vocal rhythms.
Kauri--Shepherds' dance depicting the virility and endurance of these tireless nomads.
Kalos Khelkavi--Folk song expressing the joys to be found in work.
Odoiya--"Odoiya! Odoiya! Wave your hoe. Sing louder friends, the voice of the workers gladdens the heart."
Salkhino--A stirring climax befitting the Georgian spirit of music, song and dance.
Georgii Darakhvelidze, Principal Choreographer Apollon Kipiani, Tour Director
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