A peerless musician and conductor as well as an impeccable scholar, Jordi Savall is a "performer of genius," says The New Yorker. He returns with a 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.
June 9: Orient-Occident: music from ancient Spain and the Ottoman Empire, medieval Italy, Persian Afghanistan, and more
June 10: Istanbul: featuring Sefardic, Armenian, and Turkish music showcased in Moldavian prince Dimitrie Cantemir's The Book of Science and Music, published in 1710 after he spent many years in Istanbul.
These performances are part of the 2012 Berkeley Festival & Exhibition, presented by Cal Performances, the San Francisco Early Music Society, and Early Music America. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit bfx.berkeley.edu beginning Feb 2012.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]