Ottoman Baroque Brandenburg & the Whirling Dervishes

Tracing a mystical and imaginary traveller throughout Europe, Paul Dyer has designed a musical fantasy reflecting the riches, wit, mysteriousness and exotic sounds of the far away Orient.

Ottoman Baroque Brandenburg & the Whirling Dervishes

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Inspired by sacredness and the glorious sounds of Chant as well as the artistic movements of the Oriental Baroque, the music will be a creative meditation, dominated by the plaintive sounds and exciting tapestry of the Ottoman Baroque.

A major event in the history of Europe took place in 1453 with the taking of Constantinople by the Turks and the establishment of the Ottoman Empire. Captured by Sultan Mehmet II, this glorious capital is now known as Istanbul.

Our traveller will pass through various European ports from France, through the Mediterranean and arrive along the Silk Road at the colourful bazaars of Istanbul.

Five of Turkey's most venerated traditional musicians will appear with the Orchestra and the Brandenburg Chanters building to a crescendo with the arrival of the spellbinding Whirling Dervishes.

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