Baroque Meets the Middle East

Glasperlenspiel Festival 2024

06/07/2024 19:00

Tartu Jaani kirik

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Festival Glasperlenspiel
Sat, July 6th at 7 pm St. John’s church (Jaani kirik), Tartu
Avventura Barocca (Switzerland), Maya Amir (mezzo-soprano, Israel), featuring Andres Mustonen
Strozzi, Monteverdi, anonymous, Sartori, traditional, Lully, Itri, Ali Ufkî Bey, Wahab, Corelli

A joint concert by Swiss ensemble Avventura Barocca and Israeli singer Maya Amir will bring together music that seems distant and different only at first glance. The Mediterranean and Levant regions have historically served as vibrant intersections of diverse cultures, fostering an exquisite fusion of musical styles. Avventura Barocca’s concert delves into the depths of these influences, performing a repertoire that represents the rich musical traditions of European Baroque style and Oriental traditions. The musical journey on offer makes stops in Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Turkey and Israel, featuring each composition as a gateway to the lively tapestry of sounds originating from these regions and showing a harmonious amalgamation of diverse cultural legacies. Avventura Barocca is a Baroque collective founded by Maya Amir, and consists of specialists of historically informed performance who all have graduated prestigious Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Born in different countries across the world, each member adds to the ensemble a genuine flavour.

Peeter Vähi – artistic director
Tiina Jokinen – executive director
Kadri Kiis – producer, accountant
Meeta Morozov – musicologist, editor of festival booklet
AI – design
Olavi Sööt – co-producer, video, logistics
Reno Hekkonens – marketing director, PR
Johannes Vähi – co-producer, webmaster, sound engineering, logistics
Marje Hansar – social media

Special thanks: Tartu City Government, Urmas Klaas, Triin Käpp, Jana Raud, Ministry of Culture of Estonia, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Canon and Overall, Toyota, St John’s church, Kristo Käo, Kaupo Kiis, Kristel Leppik, Anne-Liise Kiis, volunteers


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