What happens when musicians from various countries around the Mediterranean Sea take each other on journeys through their respective centuries-old, musical traditions?
The Cello Biennale and the Flamenco Biennale will be bringing together three phenomenal musicians from the Mediterranean. Sicilian cellist Giovanni Sollima has joined up with Cretan lyra player Stelios Petrakis and Spanish flamenco guitarist Alfredo Lagos.
This amazing trio will be accompanied by the classical strings of the Ragazze Quartet and the rhythms of Greek and Spanish feet. What do the Mediterranean countries all have in common? For starters, the sea, harbours, merchant ships, centuries-old melodies, virtuosity and musicality. But they’re all different!
Apollo and Dionysus unite in a Greek-Italian-Spanish tour de force through the Mediterranean centring on the ‘lyra’ – a pear-shaped Cretan ‘knee fiddle’ that evolved from the classical Byzantine lyra.
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