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The Cambridge Society for Early Music

Istanbul: Dunya Home Page

Christ Church Cambridge
Zero Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Monday January 28, 2013 7:30 PM

Dünya is an early music group that imaginatively traces the varied musical currents that swirled around Istanbul in the 16th to 18th centuries. European musicians and styles flowed into the great Ottoman capital, while Eastern music of different sorts was carried into Europe.

The complex musical interactions are portrayed in a program drawn from a wide array of materials: excerpts from European travelers' accounts; the unique 17th-century manuscript of a sultan's music director, who was a Polish convert to Islam; popular, courtly and religious music from both sides; and Ottoman music transcribed by European observers. The six performers sing and play numerous, remarkable instruments, some of them lovingly reconstructed from early miniature paintings that evoke a lost world.

Ticket Information: All seats are General Admission. Please present e-receipt upon admission.

All venues - except The Salem Athenaeum - are wheelchair accessible.

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