Il ponte di Leonardo - Constantinople & Marco Beasley - 20th anniversary Season
Marco Beasley, a specialist in Renaissance music, joins forces with Constantinople to celebrate, in music, a bridge that Leonardo da Vinci designed in 1502. The longest and boldest bridge of the time, it was to span the Bosporus and thus link Europe and Asia. But it was never built; the plans, however, were preserved in the artist’s archives. Five centuries later, Tabassian re-imagines this bridge with the help of 16th- and 17th-century works from the manuscript archives of the national libraries of Istanbul and Florence.
Marco Beasley, tenor Kiya Tabassian, setar, voice, direction Tanya Laperrière, baroque violin and viola d’amore Fabio Accurso, luth Stefano Rocco, archlute and baroque guitar Didem Basar, kanun Patrick Graham, percussions Marco Ferrari, ney and recorder