For the Spring Concert, conductor Antoine Marguier chose an ambitious program, including the demanding Dvorak Symphony n°6, with its very strong and varied character influenced by Brahms and the Slavic tradition alike. The public responded enthusiastically to the high calibre performance, thanks to the huge investments from the talented musicians and the conductor.
The William Tell Overture by Rossini, played with panache, even sparked public participation in the encore.
The immensely talented pianist Elisso Bolkvadze made an indelible impression on the audience with her technical strength and expressiveness in her interpretation of Saint-Saëns’ Concerto n°2.
Before the concert, remarks were made by Mr. Michael Møller, Acting Director General of the UN in Geneva, Mr. Shalva Tsiskarashvili, the Permanent Representative of Georgia to the United Nations and other international organizations, and the very dynamic President of the orchestra, Martine Coppens.
The proceeds from this concert will support the Biliki Society. The Orchestra’s contribution will help support day care centres and homes in Georgia which provide educational, psychological and social services to vulnerable children.