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Hespèrion XXI

Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York
Thursday 10 July 7:30pm

Adults £28.00 | Concessions £25.00 | Students £5.00


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Pierre Hamon flute, gaita
Dimitri Psonis santur, moresca
Yurdal Tokan oud
Hakan Gungor kanun
David Mayoral percussion
Jordi Savall rebab lira and direction

Kalenda Maya: Folias and Dances from Palace and Desert

East meets West in this colourful evocation of medieval music from all around the Mediterranean. In the twelfth and thirteenth centuries Spain was a melting pot, where Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures co-existed, where Provençal troubadours and Arabic musicians could meet and exchange ideas. Manuscripts associated with the Castilian court of Alfonso X ''the Wise'' show illustrations of musicians playing instruments that look remarkably similar to those still played in North Africa, the Middle East and around the Adriatic today, and this has inspired Jordi Savall to gather together a group of musicians from east and west to recreate the lost sounds of medieval Spain, Provence and Italy in the context of traditional musics from Armenia, Persia and Turkey. 

"Savall is to the gamba what Federer is to the tennis racquet: a magician. Time and again, his lightning fingers hypnotised his sell-out audience” York Press

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