Nik Bärtsch Modul 5
John Tavener Song of the Angel
Farokhzad Layegh Sus-Septed Tempus
Adib & Mehdi Rostami Melodic Circles
~ Interval ~
Isaac Albéniz Sevilla
Roberto Gerhard, Joaquin Rodrigo, Fernando Sor & Ernesto Cordero Spanish Songs
Steve Reich Triple String Quartet
Shostakovich Elegy & Polka
Gabriel Currington & Mehdi Rostami an arrangement of a Kurdish lullaby accompanied by on-screen animated paintings by Annabel Sebag-Montefiore
Patricia Rozario OBE soprano
Internava String Quartet (Darragh Morgan, leader)
Diogo Carlos guitar
Mehdi Rostami setar
Adib Rostami kamancheh/tombak
Ashkan Layegh piano
A concert of mesmerising music from Iran, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and the USA, to be filmed by the BBC, at which the award-winning Canadian journalist and BBC Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet OBE will interview the musicians on stage.
Swiss composer Nik Bärtsch’s hypnotic Modul 5 opens the programme which also features music by Steve Reich, Shostakovich and Farokhzad Layegh. Kurdish music performed by all nine international performers closes the programme.
New paintings evocative of Persian Art by the artist Annabel Sebag-Montefiore will be projected on a big screen. The paintings were commissioned for a new animation film in the making, Zal and The Phoenix, a fantasy story of acceptance and friendship.
Proceeds will go to Phoenix Creative Arts (Registered Charity: 1183596).
Music without Borders is presented by Mark Stephenson and The Internava Project.
Duration: approx. 2 hours 15 mins (incl. interval)