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Orient and Occident

The renowned Jordi Savall and his ensemble, Hesperion XXI come to Portland in February.  Mr. Savall is not only a highly esteemed researcher of European music, but also sheds light on the musical heritage of the middle east, partly in an effort to raise awareness of regions experiencing conflict.  Music director John Pitman shares his thoughts, along with musical selections, from Mr. Savall’s 2014 release “Orient et Occident II: Homage à la Syrie”, which illustrates the cultural exchanges that took place between Syria and the West.

Orient and Occident II:  Homage to Syria.
Hesperion XXI / Jordi Savall, director
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