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From Castille to Samarkand - Constantinople & Accademia del Piacere - 20th anniversary Season

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The great masters of the Spanish Renaissance created a golden age of polypony. Into what was essentially Franco-Flemish music of the time they wove influences left by the Moors and by the Muslim cultures so present in medieval Spain.   

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, Constantinople embarks on a musical journey through Iberia, Persia, and Central Asia, revisiting music notable for its sumptuous color and exceptionally rich beauty.

This project/publication/book was supported by a grant from Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)

Accademia del Piacere has the support of INAEM (Ministerio de Cultura de España) and Agencia Andaluza de Instituciones Culturales (Junta de Andalucía)

Covid-19 | Discover the adapted seating plan and measures

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Saturday April 9, 2022 at 08:00 pm


Accademia del Piacere
Fahmi Alqhai
, viola da gamba

Rami Alqhai, viola da gamba
Johanna Rose, viola da gamba

Kiya Tabassian
, setar and voice

Didem Basar, kanun
Patrick Graham, percussion

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