East of the Sun, West of the Moon

December 13, 2019, 7:30 PM
Arlington Street Church

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Official Description

East of the Sun, West of the Moon brings two different worlds of music together - Turkish music and Classical music. Focusing on the 17th-18th centuries, works from both traditions will be performed collectively on eastern and western instruments, to bring out the delicate interconnections these two musical traditions carry.

The performance will begin with a pre-concert talk on the musical traditions and will be followed by a reception where the performers will meet the audience.

Works of Rameau, Kantemir , Lully, Dilhayat Kalfa, Vierdanck , Itri and more will be presented at the performance, connected with the taksim and improvisations of the musicians.

Ceren Turkmenoglu – violin, rebab, voice
Sean Wang – violin
Michael Harrist – yaylı tanbur, bendir
Naseem Alatrash – cello Mal Barsamian – oud


  • $15


Arlington Street Church
351 Boylston Street, Boston