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Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI

Friday, November 1, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

“A performer of genius.”—The New Yorker


Bal • Kan—Honey and Blood: The Cycles of Life in the Mosaic of Christians, Muslims, Ottomans & Sephardic and Armenian Diasporas of the Balkan Peoples
Jordi Savall is one of the most multifariously gifted musicians of his generation; his career as a concert performer, teacher, researcher, and creator of new projects, both musical and cultural, make him one of the principal architects of the current revaluation of historical music. The maestro and Hespèrion XXI return to the museum with a new and fascinating multicultural music program. They perform music that covers the Cycles of Life from its origin to its conclusion, as experienced by the peoples of the Balkans over the years. The musical traditions of the Balkans are captivating on account of their beauty and spirituality. Combining brilliant musicians from France, Israel, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, and Armenia, Savall will lead the ensemble on two medieval bowed instruments—rebec and vielle—showcasing two early predecessors of the violin in our Masters of the Violin series.

Tickets $33–$51

Join us for a pre-concert conversation with Jordi Savall on early precursors of the violin at 6:00 p.m. in Gartner Auditorium.

Hespèrion XXI
Jordi Savall, vielle, rebec & direction
Stoimenka Outchikova-Nedialkova, voice (Bulgaria)
Marc Mauillon, voice (France)
Lior Elmaleh, voice (Israel)
Gürsoy Dinçer, voice (Turkey)
Irini Derebei, voice (Greece)
Nedyalko Nedyalkov, kaval (Bulgaria)
Hakan Güngör, qanun (Turkey)
Yurdal Tokcan, oud (Turkey)
Haïg Sarikouyoumdjian, duduk (Armenia)
Dimitri Psonis, santur & morisca (Greece)
David Mayoral, percussion (Spain)

These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund.