Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Ottoman Baroque

24 Jul 2023
Concert Hall, QPAC
2 hours
(including interval, subject to change without notice)
$59 - $102 *
* A transaction fee of $7.20 applies.

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Concession, Student, Youth, Groups, Schools

Beautiful, graceful, peaceful – the Whirling Dervishes of the Sufi Mevlevi Order from Konya, Türkiye join the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra onstage.

The lights dim and the mystic ceremony begins. The sounds of the Ottoman instruments, rare, pure and ravishing, the choral sounds of the Brandenburg Choir chanting the poems of Jalaluddin Rumi, the exotic mystic poet whose combination of richness and bold adaptations of music poetry form the key to his popularity today.

Ottoman Baroque will be mesmerising and spine-tingling. This unique concert experience spurs from a meeting of minds between Serhat SarpelHakan Talu and Paul Dyer in Istanbul, where together they devised a program following the path of an ancient 16th century Ottoman manuscript by Albert Bobowski (Ali Ufki).

In a rare appearance in Australia, the concert will reach a climax with the Whirling Dervishes spinning gracefully into a trance as they purify their heart to commune with the divine in this unique Sufi ceremony. Don’t miss Ottoman Baroque – it will sell out!

Presented by Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

It was highly atmospheric – a window onto an unfamiliar world for many.
Limelight Magazine

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