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Liana Pailodze Harron: "KARTLI: Stories of Georgia" Recital & Album Launch Party

Flatiron, New York

Sun, April 21, 2024 5:00 PM, EDT

Pay the musicians
Drinking policy
Don't bring your own drinks
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks provided
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Wheelchair Accessible

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A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

Host

Jonathan D. Superhost

5 PM Doors & Pre-Reception
6 PM Performance
7 PM Post-Reception & Launch Party


Liana Pailodze Harron: KARTLI: Stories of Georgia Recital & Album Launch Party

Gotham Arts in collaboration with Groupmuse is delighted to present an intimate private solo recital by pianist Liana Pailodze Harron and launch party featuring music from her newly-released album KARTLI: Stories of Georgia thay pays homage to Georgian classical composers, weaving together compositions steeped in ancient history, legends and folklore.

An array of wine and snacks will be served.

Program

MERAB PARTSKHALADZE (1924–2008) Panduruli
OTAR TAKTAKISHVILI (1924–1989) Alazani Valley (1970)
VALERIAN TSAGAREISHVILI (1901–1974) Dance
VALERIAN TSAGAREISHVILI (1901–1974) Fairytale
OTAR TAKTAKISHVILI (1924–1989) Svan Tower (1970)
ALEKSANDRE "ALEKSI" MACHAVARIANI (1913-1995) Khorumi (1939)
SHOTA MILORAVA (1925–1990) Miniature No. 1
SHOTA MILORAVA (1925–1990) Miniature No. 2
SHALVA TAKTAKISHVILI (1900–1965) Lullaby
MERI DAVITASHVILI (1924–2014) On the Alpine Meadow, Book I
ANDRIA BALANCHIVADZE (1906–1992) Prelude
ALEKSANDRE "ALEKSI" MACHAVARIANI (1913–1995) Georgian Dance (1943–1971)


About the Artist

Watch Liana's trailer about "KARTLI: Stories of Georgia"

Dr. Liana Pailodze Harron, blending her Georgian heritage with an American spirit, captivates audiences with daring performances that breathe life into contemporary classical music. Praised by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Tim Page of The Wall Street Journal as 'smashingly effective,' her latest album of Vesna Duo mesmerized audiences, showcasing her passionate interpretations. Her artistry has graced esteemed venues across the United States and Europe, including iconic stages like Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the New World Center, and the United Nations.

Dedicated to pushing the boundaries of music, Liana thrives on diverse collaborations, fueled by her unending artistic curiosity. Whether as a soloist with orchestras like the Shilakadze Chamber Orchestra, the Georgian Television Orchestra, or the Frost Symphony Orchestra, she's continuously championed contemporary compositions. Collaborating recently with saxophonist Dr. Thomas A. Giles, she delved into the works of Györgi Ligeti and Olivier Messiaen, showcasing her versatile talent on their album 'Mysteries of the Macabre.'

Lauded for her work in Vesna Duo alongside percussionist Dr. Ksenija Komljenović, their performances at the 2022 Chamber Music America Conference garnered rave reviews. Their arrangement of Igor Stravinsky’s 'The Rite of Spring' for marimba and piano, arranged by Komljenović, continues to captivate audiences and receive accolades from esteemed publications.

An avid recording artist, Liana's repertoire spans from contemporary compositions by Alexej Gerassimez and Archil Giorgobiani to cherished classics by Hindemith and Respighi. Her versatility shines through modern works by John Adams and Ólafur Arnalds, which she skillfully arranged for piano and Loopstation. Her recent solo album, 'Light-Year,' is an emotive collection that weaves together intimate pieces from cinematic composers like Jóhann Jóhannsson, Max Richter, Philip Glass, Ólafur Arnalds, and Kris Lennox.

Beyond her performances, Liana is a dedicated educator, imparting her musical wisdom through applied music lessons, group classes, and sought-after masterclasses and workshops at universities across the United States. Holding a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance from the prestigious Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, she continues to inspire both audiences and aspiring musicians alike.

What's the music?

KARTLI: Stories of Georgia - Album Release Concert

The album is inspired by the deep-rooted folk traditions of Liana's homeland. This collection of 12 pieces pays homage to Georgian classical composers, weaving together compositions steeped in ancient history, legends and folklore.

Presented by Georgian Heritage Foundation
Produced by Armazi Productions, with Jonathan DePeri & Giorgi Shaverzashvili

  1. Panduruli by Merab Partskhaladze (1924-2008)
  2. Alazani Valley (1970) by Otar Taktakishvili (1924-1989)
  3. Dance by Valerian Tsagareishvili (1901-1974)
  4. Fairytale - by Valerian Tsagareishvili (1901-1974)
  5. Svan Tower by (1970) by Otar Taktakishvili (1924-1989)
  6. Khorumi (1939) by Aleksandre “Aleksi” Machavariani (1913-1995)
  7. Miniature No.1 by Shota Milorava (1925-1990)
  8. Miniature No.2 by Shota Milorava (1925-1990)
  9. Lullaby by Shalva Taktakishvili (1900-1965)
  10. On the Alpine Meadow Book I by Meri Davitashvili (1924-2014)
  11. Prelude by Andria Balanchivadze (1906-1992)
  12. Georgian Dance (1943-1971) by Aleksandre “Aleksi” Machavariani (1913-1995)

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