Goran Bregovic – “Three Letters From Sarajevo” – Palace of Arts – Budapest

17th Spring Festival – Budapest – Palace of Arts (MÜPA)  – Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

Sunday, April, 2. 2017.

 7.30 p.m.

District, IX. ,  1. Komor Marcell  Street – Budapest

Herald News for local and foreigner audience  to the upcoming performances at the Palace of Arts.

During the Spring  Festival produced by the Palace of Arts,  Goran Bregovic will be presenting the  with the Wedding and Funeral Orchestra his new work “Three Letters From Sarajevo” inspired by the multiculturalism of his native Sarajevo – a city of several religions.

In its history, Bosnia has been part of many empires: Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Austro–Hungarian … each has left its imprint and its religion – Catholic, Orthodox, Islam, Sephardic Jews – expelled from Spain, arrive in the 16th century.

Sarajevo becomes the city of four religions, ”Jerusalem of the Balkans”, and a metaphor for a peaceful cohabitation and also the horror of hate. From Sarajevo come the greatest number of children born of mixed marriages in ex-Yugoslavia. The First World War started in Sarajevo.  In the Second World War the Muslims of Sarajevo hid the Jewish families from common enemy, images of the greatest horror dating from the recent war in Bosnia come from Sarajevo.

Goran Bregovic’s new work Three Letters from Sarajevo is inspired by this metaphor. It is written for a solo instrument, the violin, that -played in Western, Oriental and Klezmer way.

Unites on the allegorical level the three religions that are the biggest treasure and curse of Sarajevo.

Orchestration for this work was entrusted to four talented musicians from Serbia: Aleksandar Sedlar, Isidora Zebeljan, Ninoslav Ademovic and Ognjan Radivojevic. Conductor: Gábor Hollerung.

Source: Palace of Arts – “This is your place”

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