Fascinating inside and outside views from 15 years of Morgenland Festival Osnabrück will be presented in an exhibition in the Lagerhalle during the festival.
The exhibition can be visited during opening hours of the Lagerhalle.
The 15th Morgenland Festival Osnabrück begins with a top-class double concert in the church of St. Marien. It starts off with the Taksim Trio from Istanbul. After the interval we have a reunion with Alim Qasimov and Michel Godard.
Constantinople is a music ensemble from Montréal, which combines instruments from early European music and from the Near East. The Ensemble is coming to Osnabrück with a large variety of instruments for an extraordinary project.
The violinist and composer Maias Alyamani is a traveller between worlds. He studied at the Music High Schools in Damascus and Vienna, and has performed not only with classical musicians such as Gidon Kremer and Yo-Yo Ma, but also with jazz musicians such as Joe Zawinul and Wynton Marsalis.
The Iranian artist, Shirin Neshat, who lives in New York, originally set out to make a film about the Egyptian singer, Oum Kulthum, who is as revered in the Arabic world as Maria Callas and Madonna together…
The cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan and the pianist Saleem Ashkar will play Ludwig van Beethoven’s Third Cello Sonata, Dmitri Shostakovich’s only Cello Sonata, as well as works by Armenian and Arabic composers and the Norcturne of the Armenian composer Edward Baghdasaryan.
Elisaveta Blumina, Narek Hakhnazaryan and the members of the Staatskapelle Berlin, Gregor Witt, Tibor Reman and Mathias Baier will play music by young Arabic composers.
When she was nine years old Maya Youssef was fascinated by an instrument she heard on the radio of the taxi when she was being driven to her violin lesson. But the taxi driver just said: ‘Forget it! The kanun is a man’s instrument’.
Dima Orsho celebrates the launch of her second CD as a solo artist: “Hidwa. Lullabies for Troubled Times”.
The unorthodox singer-songwriter Mohsen Namjoo who combines traditional Persian music with rock and blues, is extremely popular, not just among the young people of Iran.
The clarinettist Kinan Azmeh can be heard this Saturday as soloist with the NDR Bigband in the VW Werkshalle 2.
The pianist Salman Gambarov is one of the most important members of Baku’s jazz scene. Together with drummer Vagif Aliyev and bass player Emil Gasanov he forms Bakustic Jazz.
Aynur is the female voice of Kurdistan. This year she will be accompanied by two wonderful pianists – 4hands: Salman Gambarov from Baku and Florian Weber.
The first part of this double concert will be performed by two outstanding musical characters from Damascus. The singer, Waed Bouhassoun, who accompanies herself on the Oud, is often compared to the legendary Oum Kulthum – for Jordi Savall, who is a legend himself, Rahal is simply “the best ney player ever”.
When Manfred Leuchter and his friends are on the stage you just have to close your eyes - and feel the pulse of the world. And that pulse is somewhere between Bach and Baghdad.
The 15th anniversary of the Morgenland Festival Osnabrück is the occasion of a special premiere: In an open air concert in front of the Dom the Morgenland All Star Band will play with the Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra for the first time.
It has now become tradition that the festival ends on the Saturday night with a party in the Lagerhalle, this year with music from Zenobia. The Dj-duo from Haifa, whisks up melodies from Arabic pop music with electronic beats to form an irresistible groovy melange.