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 accompanying on-screen animated paintings by Annabel Sebag-Montefiore from the animated film Zal and The Phoenix
Patricia Rozario OBE soprano
Internava String Quartet (Darragh Morgan, leader)
Diogo Carlos guitar
Mehdi Rostami setar
Adib Rostami kamancheh/tombak
Ashkan Layegh piano
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.
BBC Chief International Correspondent, Lyse Doucet OBE, interviews musicians on stage during the concert.
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 (incl. interval)