"A performer of genius." -New Yorker
In the field of early music, there is perhaps no more prominent artist than Grammy Award-winning viola da gamba player Jordi Savall, whose commanding presence succeeds at making the old new again. The Catalan string virtuoso's international prominence and fresh programs make him a major force for the continued relevance of early music for modern audiences and in finding unexpected musical linkages. Folias & Variations: Music Dialogues from Orient & Occident is program of mixed pieces originating in Sarajevo, Israel, Afghanistan, Catalonia, Brittany and elsewhere. As the New York Times noted, "No one has played a more pivotal role" in the exploration of the ground that Western early music shares with Middle Eastern performance styles. Savall, performing on a lira da gamba from circa 1500 and a seven string Bass Viol from 1697, is accompanied by his son Ferran Savall, theorbo and voice.
$41, $37; Museum members $40, $36