Exchanging Notes: Songs and Stories from Tbilisi and Somerville

Special Event
Special event
Event Format
In person
Swedenborg Chapel, 50 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA

The Program on Georgian Studies at Harvard University's Davis Center and the Somerville Arts Council present "Exchanging Notes," a cross-cultural exchange between Georgian and U.S. artists. In June, the project took Owen Thomas, a Somerville resident and writer, and Max Evard, the music director at Somerville High School, to the country of Georgia, where they collaborated with their Georgian counterparts, musician Aleksandre Kharanauli and writer and poet Nana Abuladze.

Each duo spent the summer working remotely on their artistic projects and, this September, the Georgians are coming to Cambridge and Somerville to present the results. The foursome will collectively present their projects — a celebration of songs and stories that fuse Georgian and American themes, link cultures, and demonstrate our common humanity. Special guests at both events include members of the Somerville High School choir. Join us and enjoy the outcomes of these imaginative collaborations!


Thursday, September 28 at 5:30 pm at the Swedenborg Chapel. Reception to follow.

Friday, September 29 at 7:00 pm at the Somerville High School, 81 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA



This event is co-sponsored by the Somerville Arts Council.

The Program on Georgian Studies is an activity of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University and is made possible by a sponsored research award from the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.



The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us at 617-495-4037 or daviscenter@fas.harvard.edu in advance of your participation or visit. Requests for Sign Language interpreters and/or CART providers should be made at least two weeks in advance if possible. Please note that the Davis Center will make every effort to secure services but that services are subject to availability.