Goran Bregovic: Three Letters From Sarajevo, Mupa, 2 April

  • 28 Mar 2017 12:40 PM
Goran Bregovic: Three Letters From Sarajevo, Mupa, 2 April
In its history, Bosnia has been part of many empires: Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Austro–Hungarian… each has left its imprint and its religion – Catholic, Orthodox, Islam, Sephardic Jews, expelled from Spain, arrive in the 16th century. Sarajevo becomes the city of four religions, ”Jerusalem of the Balkans”, and a metaphor for a peaceful cohabitation and also the horror of hate.

From Sarajevo come the greatest number of children born of mixed marriages in ex-Yugoslavia, the First World War started in Sarajevo, in the Second World War the Muslims of Sarajevo hid the Jewish families from common enemy, images of the greatest horror dating from the recent war in Bosnia come from Sarajevo…

Goran Bregovic’s new work Three Letters from Sarajevo is inspired by this metaphor. It is written for a solo instrument, the violin, that – played in Western, Oriental and Klezmer way – unites on the allegorical level the three religions that are the biggest treasure and curse of Sarajevo.

Orchestration for this work was entrusted to four talented musicians from Serbia: Aleksandar Sedlar, Isidora Zebeljan, Ninoslav Ademovic and Ognjan Radivojevic.

Date and time: 2nd April, 2017 - 7.30 pm
Venue: Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Address: 1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell utca 1.

Ticket prices: 3900 Ft, 5900 Ft, 7900 Ft, 9900 Ft, 12900 Ft

Source Budapest Festival Orchestra

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