CONSTANTINOPLE AND CAPPELLA MARIANA (AP)
Approximate running time: 2 hours
100 Jackson Ave.
Saltspring Island BC V8K 2V8
Odyssey of Kryštof Harant
The extraordinary life journeys of the Czech humanist and composer Kryštof Harant (17th century) inspired two internationally renowned ensembles, Constantinople & Cappella Mariana (Prague), to explore his music and literary legacy. Harant’s colourful work guides us on an artistic journey to the lands of Cyprus, Jerusalem, Sinai, and Cairo, hearing the music of those lands as he himself would have heard it.
With narrator Bill Richardson.
Formed in 2001, and bridging western classical with eastern musical traditions, Constantinople has performed in more than 263 cities in 55 countries.
Cappella Mariana is a vocal ensemble specializing in medieval and renaissance polyphony and the vocal repertoire of early baroque.
Photo: Petra Hajska