BEYOND THE HORIZON
SJE-ARTS St John the Evangelist, Iffley Road
Schubert/Liszt | Doppelgänger
Vasks | Distant Light
Hugo Ticciati, OModernt & OCMF Artists
Golijov | Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
Christoffer Sundqvist, Hugo Ticciati, Annette Walther, Gareth Lubbe, Brian O’Kane
Ibrahim Kevo, Abel Selaocoe, Hugo Ticciati, Gareth Lubbe
Booking now open.
Two of the great works of the last quarter-century, reaching towards visions of the past and of the future. Composer-in-residence Peteris Vasks’ stunning violin concerto, Distant Light peers through the murky uncertainties of today’s world, and finds fresh hope. Osvaldo Golijov’s extraordinary Dreams and Prayers conjure up the sounds of his Jewish heritage – the powerful prophecies of Abraham, the klezmer bands which entertained generations of exiles, and the sung prayers of the cantor.
It’s all part of a World Music summit meeting, mixing the songs of Bedouin tribes with South African folk and a truly amazing sonic mirage in Gareth Lubbe’s overtone singing. You’ll hear differently after this!