The Edmonton Chamber Music Society

2019-2020
Season

CONSTANTINOPLE

Constantinople

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2019  |  7:30 PM
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ROBERTSON-WESLEY UNITED CHURCH
10209 123 St. NW  |  Edmonton, AB  Map

Founded in Montreal in 1998 by its artistic director Kiya Tabassian, Constantinople presents creative and interpretive programs inspired by the musical traditions of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as those of the Mediterranean and Middle East. Regularly invited to perform in international festivals and prestigious concert halls, Constantinople is acclaimed by the public, music professionals, and critics alike. The ensemble has recorded 17 albums and performed in 30 countries.
constantinople.ca

Kiya Tabassian
Leader

Ghalia Benali
Vocalist

with an ensemble of Canadian virtuosos playing Persian instruments

“It is a performance as stirring to the mind as the intrinsic sounds of the setar are to the heart.”
–The Chronicle Herald
“Times were hard in the Middle Ages, but this music undoubtedly made life easier: thankfully, we have the Constantinople Ensemble keeping this magical repertoire alive.”
New York Music Daily

PROGRAM

Poems of Rumi: This performance takes us on a journey into the shimmering world of the timeless poems of Rumi, the great Master of Love. Rhythms, dances, songs of love and lament, divine mysticism, and wonder are omnipresent in the verses set to music by Kiya Tabassian.


Thank you to our sponsors:

Alberta Foundation for the ArtsEdmonton Community FoundationCanadian Heritage The City of EdmontonEdmonton Arts Council  CKUA

Please note that all concerts are subject to change without notice.