Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom performed by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble
Embark on a musical trek to kingdoms long forgotten and bustling towns now vanished. Follow the stories of vagabond queens, pauper poets and lovers lost to the sea, all set to spellbinding arrangements of old Sephardi songs worthy of symphonic film scores. Wrap these tales up with lush soulful harmonies evoking Flamenco's gutsiness and the longings of Fado, all combined with heart-pounding percussion and intricate soundscapes. Journey through the Balkans to the Mid-East beginning in Sarajevo and winding through Salonica and Jerusalem. Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom is a sonic adventure masterfully brought to life by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble, an award-winning group of world-class musicians with members hailing from Israel, Argentina and the USA. This internationally savvy ensemble delivers a richly textured global experience of haunting beauty.
Ticket prices: $15 in advance, $20 at the door, plus vendor surcharge
Sponsored by the JCC Association’s Making Music Happen Centennial Grant Initiative, funded by a grant from Marvin J. Pertzik and the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation.
Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.
Sponsor: JCCA Centennial Making Music Happen Grant, JCA, New England Foundation for the Arts