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Master Musicians of the Aga Khan Music Initiave, Gulbenkian Symphony Orchestra

21 January 2019 - 3:44pm -- veronique

On Friday 29 March at 8:30 pm, the Gulbenkian Orchestra, conducted by Pedro Neves, will perform with Master Musicians of the Aga Khan Music Initiative in the ceremony’s opening concert. The programme features original music pieces composed or arranged by the Master Musicians and specially orchestrated for this event by Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, a distinguished composer in his own right.

New Music from the Silk Route

21 January 2019 - 3:11pm -- veronique

The trans-Eurasian trade routes collectively known as the Silk Route (or Silk Road) served as conduits not only of commerce but also of cultural exchange, which included music, musicians and musical instruments. Ancient friezes, frescoes, and sculpture show instruments resembling lutes, flutes, and zithers that exist today in a variety of local forms across Eurasia – evidence both of their antiquity and of the broad diffusion of music and musicians along the historical Silk Route.