DATE AND VENUE
11 June 2014, Hagia Eirene Museum
MEHMET C. YEŞİLÇAY music director
VALER BARNA-SABADUS counter-tenor
FRANCESCA LOMBARDI MAZZULLI soprano
Works by Caccini, Campra, Cavalli, Dalza, Falconieri, Frescobaldi, Fux, Lully, Monteverdi, Porpora, Rossi, Sanz, Strozzi, Tessier, Vivaldi, Kantemir, Ali Ufki
Lasts 120’ inc. interval.
19.30-20.00 Hagia Eirene museum cloisters
Ersu Pekin on “Turquerie” *
* To be held in turkish.
Tonight will be an idyllic tonal fairytale, where Oriental flavours envelope Baroque melodies, Italian ornamentation interlaces Ottoman melismas... In the dawn of the 16th century, the exotic and relatively unknown culture of Turkey, which was then the centre of the Ottoman Empire, was a cause of fascination for many Western European countries. And thus rose Turquerie, the fashion for all things Turkish, which denotes the European interest in the Orient, particularly the culture of the Ottoman Empire, and its influence on art and culture. Pera Ensemble, going beyond merely presenting a baroque Turkish fashion for the modern audience and weaving music from the most disparate cultural circles into a new and universal sound, together with two outstanding vocalists, Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli and Valer Barna-Sabadus will make this concert a rare event, which awakens one thing first and foremost - emotions!