Il Ponte di Leonardo
Wednesday April 19 | 7:30pm
Constantinople joins forces with the sublime Italian tenor Marco Beasley to celebrate in music a bridge that Leonardo da Vinci designed in 1502. The longest and boldest bridge of the time, it was to span the Bosporus and to link Europe and Asia. But it was never built. The plans, however, were preserved in the artist’s archives. Five centuries later, Marco Beasley, a leading figure in renaissance music, and Constantinople’s soloists immerse us in the imaginary and audacious world of da Vinci’s drawings, with works belonging to the repertoires of two centres of musical culture of the time – Persia and the Ottoman Empire, and renaissance Italy.
Kiya Tabassian – Setar & Artistic director
Tanya LaPerrière – Baroque violin & viola d’amore
Didem Başar – Kanun
Patrick Graham – Percussions
Marco Beasley – Tenor
Fabio Accurso – Lute
Stefano Rocco – Archlute, baroque guitar
Marco Ferrari – Flute
Thank you to Michael Pidgeon for sponsoring this performance.
Photo: Juan Manuel Lobatón