Beautiful, graceful, peaceful – the Whirling Dervishes of the Sufi Mevlevi Order from Konya, Turkey join the Brandenburg onstage. The lights dim and the mystic ceremony begins. The sounds of the Ottoman instruments, rare, pure and ravishing, the choral sounds of the Brandenburg Choir chanting the poems of Jalaluddin Rumi, the exotic mystic poet whose combination of richness and bold adaptations of music poetry form the key to his popularity today.
Ottoman Baroque will be mesmerising and spine-tingling. This unique concert experience spurs from a meeting of minds between Serhat Sarpel, Hakan Talu and Paul Dyer in Istanbul, where together they devised a program following the path of an ancient16thcentury Ottoman manuscript by Albert Bobowski (Ali Ufki).
In a rare appearance in Australia, the concert will reach a climax with the Whirling Dervishes spinning gracefully into a trance as they purify their heart to commune with the divine in this unique Sufi ceremony. Don’t miss Ottoman Baroque – it will sell out!
Thursday 13, 7pm; Saturday 15, 7pm & Sunday 16 July 5pm; MRC Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins (incl. interval)
Tickets: Premium $185 – $30