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Dialogue of Souls: Arab-Andalusian/Oriental-Occident Music from Midieval Spain and the Ottoman Empire June 9-10

Farah Jahan Siddiq...
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Salaam Alayikim!

I just read about these two concerts in the SF Chronicle yesterday and wanted to share the news with this group. Please mark your calendars!

Dialogue of Souls, Oriental-Occident Music from Ancient Spain and the Ottoman Empire June 9-10

The 2012 Berkeley Festival & Exhibition, presented by Cal Performances, the San Francisco Early Music Society, and Early Music America presents Jordi Savall in two concerts that will offer a "dialogue" and fascinating musical journey in time and space, devised on a dialogue of Arabo-Andalusian, Jewish, and Christian music from medieval Spain and around the Mediterranean. A peerless musician and conductor as well as an impeccable scholar, The New Yorker called Jordi Savall a "performer of genius."

Tickets are $60 and available through Cal Performances: http://www.calperform...­

The first concert will be on June 9 at 8 pm called, "Orient-Occident" and will focus on music from ancient Spain, the Ottoman Empire, medieval Italy and Persian Afghanistan. Savall will play rebec, bowed lyre and rebab; Dimitri Psonis will play santur and moorish guitar and David Mayoral will be on percussion.

The second concert on Sunday, June 10 at 3 pm is called, "Istanbul" and will feature the Sephardic, Armenian and Turkish Music showcased in Moldavian prince Dimitrie Canemir's book, "The Book of Science and Music," which was published in 1710 and is based on his many years in Istanbul
Savall explained his thinking behind these concerts with a quote from Lebanese-born French author, Amin Maalouf:

"If we are to restore some hope to our disoriented humanity, we must go beyond a mere dialogue of cultures and beliefs towards a dialogue of souls...The diverse does not have to be a prelude to the adversarial; our cultures are not enclosed behind impenetrable barriers; our world is not doomed to interminable rifts; it can still be saved...After all, hasn't that, since the dawn of the human adventure, been the overriding purpose of art?"

For more information and a full schedule of events, visit bfx.berkeley.edu beginning Feb 2012.

Blessings,

Farah


Farah Jahan Siddiq...
FafaB
Union City, CA
Post #: 38
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Several musician friends I know have seen Savall perform in the past and say that he is phenomenal. I hope that poeple come out and see these shows. The perservation of midieval music is important--it is so rarely performed and it will be a real treat to hear it live.
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