Friday, February 17, 2023, 8:30 pm
Price: $40 Regular, $36 Friends, $30 Students and Seniors Tickets include Museum admissionA limited number of rush tickets will be available at the door
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscape of the North with Constantinople and Hardanger fiddle virtuoso Benedicte Maurseth as they share their exploration of the sounds and musical gestures of Nordic music. This noteworthy collaboration was inspired by the evolving relationship between humans and nature and paints a picture-in-sound that will spark your imagination.
This performance features:
Benedicte Maurseth - Hardanger fiddle and voice
Kiya Tabassian - setar and voice
Patrick Graham - voice
Inspired by the ancient city illuminating the East and West, Constantinople was founded in 2001 in Montreal by its artistic director, Kiya Tabassian. The ensemble has released 19 albums on labels Analekta, Atma, World Village, Buda Musique, Ma Case, Dreyer Gaido and Glossa. Over the course of the decade, Constantinople has created nearly 50 works and travelled to more than 240 cities.
An esteemed performer and composer in Norway's music scene, Benedicte Maurseth is a spectacular fiddle virtuoso, composer, and writer. An alumna of the Ole Bull Academy, Maurseth has toured extensively as a soloist and in collaboration with acclaimed artists from all over the world. She has worked with many leading artists across genres and artistic expressions, as well as composed music for television, theatre, film, and festivals. She has received countless prestigious awards for her extensive discography, as well as published books, articles, and essays about the Hardanger fiddle — sharing its history and artistry.
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