Friday, April 8, 8:30 pm ET
Price: $40 regular, $36 Friends, $30 seniors and studentsThree-show package: $120; Two-show package*: $70 (Add all three shows to your cart. Discount will be applied at checkout.)Includes same-day Museum admission
Fahmi Alqhai, one of the great virtuosos of the viola da gamba, and his Accademia del Piacere, the leading ensemble of early Spanish music, join Ensemble Constantinople on a musical journey through Iberia, Persia, and Central Asia, revisiting music notable for its sumptuous colour and exceptionally rich beauty.
The 15th and 16th centuries have been described as “The Golden Age of Spanish music”, but they were also prolific periods for musicians in the Persian courts and throughout the Ottoman Empire. This journey from Castille to Samarkand brings into dialogue the music of the Spanish renaissance with Persian/Ottoman masterpieces taken from manuscripts unearthed in monasteries and palace libraries.
Performers will include:
Accademia del Piacere
*Please note that two-show packages are only applicable to the From Castille to Samarkand and Il Ponte di Leonardo performances
From Castille to Samarkand is presented as part of the Museum’s Constantinople: Innovative Music Collaborations program.
Presented with support from