From Seville to Isfahan

From Seville to Isfahan

SPANISH AND PERSIAN RENAISSANCE MUSIC

The 15th and 16th Century have been described as the «Golden Age» of Spanish music, but they were also without a doubt the golden age of Persian and central Asian music. 

The great masters of the Spanish Renaissance created their own signature of polyphony. Into what was essentially Franco-Flemish music of the time they wove influences left by the monodic tradition such Cantigas de Santa Maria and also by the Moors and the Muslim cultures so present in medieval Spain. During this time, the courts of Shah Ismail and Sultan Suleyman in the East, welcomed and trained some the most remarkable musicians, composers and theoreticians to grace the pages of the musical history of these regions.   

This musical journey from Sevilla to Isfahan brings into dialogue the music of the Spanish Renaissance with Persian/Ottoman masterpieces taken from manuscripts unearthed in monasteries and palace libraries such as Topkapi. 

In collaboration with Fahmi Alqhai, one of the great virtuosos of the viola da gamba, and his Accademia del Piacere, the leading ensemble of early Spanish music, Kiya Tabassian, Persian setar master and his renown Constantinople ensemble, embark on a musical journey through Iberia, Persia, and Central Asia, revisiting music notable for its sumptuous color and exceptionally rich beauty. 




 

On Stage

FROM SEVILLE TO ISFAHAN IN CONCERTS

april 2024

06apr17 h 00 min23 h 50 minFrom Seville to IsfahanWhereMilwaukee, United States

07apr19 h 00 min23 h 50 minFrom Seville to IsfahanWhereWashington D.C., United States

08apr19 h 00 min23 h 50 minFrom Seville to IsfahanWhereWashington D.C., United States

14apr16 h 00 min23 h 50 minFrom Seville to IsfahanWhereNew-York, United States

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march 2022

26mar20 h 00 min23 h 50 minFrom Castille to SamarkandWhereSevilla, Spain

april 2022

01apr19 h 30 min23 h 50 minFrom Castille to SamarkandWhereVancouver, Canada

02apr19 h 30 min23 h 50 minFrom Castille to SamarkandWhereVictoria, Canada

08apr20 h 30 min23 h 50 minFrom Castille to SamarkandWhereToronto, Canada

09apr20 h 00 min23 h 50 minFrom Castille to SamarkandWhereMontreal, Canada

10apr19 h 30 min23 h 50 minFrom Castille to SamarkandWhereQuebec, Canada

february 2024

21feb19 h 30 minFrom Seville to IsfahanWhereVancouver, Canada

23feb19 h 30 min23 h 50 minFrom Seville to IsfahanWhereKelowna, Canada

24feb19 h 30 min23 h 50 minFrom Seville to IsfahanWhereEdmonton, Canada

25feb19 h 30 min23 h 50 minFrom Seville to IsfahanWhereSaskatoon, Canada

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