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22 May 2024
 
7.30pm
Ladbroke Hall
79 Barlby Rd
London
W10 6AZ

Details:
Viktoriya Pakhomova
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+447939402967

45-65 pounds
Portraits of Cities A Musical Journey by Teodor Doré & Ensemble

Teodor Doré - composer, piano, darbuka (Ukraine)
Marco Marotta – saxophone (Italy)
Jihad Darwish – sitar (India)
Filippo Galli – percussion (Italy)
Nadine Nagen – violin (UK)
Indrani Saha – vocals (India)
Taim Saleh – vocals, qanun(Syria)

Introducing "Portraits of Cities" by Teodor Doré & Ensemble – a captivating musical journey that transcends borders and celebrates the vibrant diversity of global cultures. With influences from traditional instruments, piano virtuosity, and innovative electronic elements, Doré's compositions offer a mesmerizing fusion of sounds, evoking the essence of each city with cinematic flair. 

The concert at Ladbroke Hall on 22 May will feature an eclectic ensemble of instruments, including the qanun, sitar, darbuka, clarinet, double bass, violin, bassoon, drums, and captivating Indian and Middle Eastern vocals. These diverse musical elements will come together to engage in a harmonious dialogue with the piano and electronics, promising an enriching and unforgettable musical experience for the audience. This ensemble is a unity of talented instrumentalists and vocalists hailing from the UK, Ukraine, Italy, Egypt, Syria, and India. 


‘Doré has perfectly captured the feel of each city’ – Michael Binyon, The Times

‘Sophistication and truth’ – Time Out Tokyo

‘He performs modern classical music repertoire that also includes his own works’ – La Vanguardia

‘Teodor stands as a pioneer at the vanguard of contemporary music’ – El Día

‘One of the brightest representatives of modern music’ – Esquire

Pianist and composer Teodor Doré aka Fyodor Biryuchev, the sonic storyteller extraordinaire, will present his sixth album, “Portraits of Cities”. This musical masterpiece isn’t just an album; it’s a mesmerizing journey through the beating hearts of megacities across the globe, brilliantly fusing traditional instruments, piano prowess, and electronic wizardry. The concert will feature an eclectic ensemble of instruments, including the qanun, sitar, darbuka, clarinet, double bass, violin, bassoon, drums, and captivating Indian and Middle Eastern vocals. These diverse musical elements will come together to engage in a harmonious dialogue with the piano, promising an enriching and unforgettable musical experience for the audience. This ensemble is a unity of talented instrumentalists and vocalists hailing from the UK, Ukraine, Italy, Egypt, Syria, and India, promising a rich and vibrant cultural fusion on stage.

“Portraits of Cities” is like a sonic postcard collection where each composition is a vivid snapshot of a city that has left an indelible mark on Teodor during his globetrotting adventures. These aren’t your average tunes; they are sonic guides, unveiling the hidden gems of urban landscapes with cinematic flair.

This project embodies 8 portraits representing the spirits of cities worldwide, interconnected by the invisible strands of music that transcend boundaries. It bridges East and West, South and North, merging conflicting elements, religions, and truths. Doré’s work encapsulates the art of unity amidst chaos and duality, showcasing the transformative power of music to connect disparate elements into a harmonious essence.

Through an alchemical fusion of traditional instrumentation, the melodic eloquence of the piano, field recordings, and avant-garde electronic elements, Doré’s work transcends mere musical boundaries to become a bridge between disparate worlds. “Portraits of Cities” is a new convergence that celebrates the rich tapestry of global diversity, offering an immersive auditory experience that resonates with cultural connoisseurs and sonic aesthetes alike.

“Portraits of Cities” isn’t just about music; it’s a vibrant tapestry promoting the ideas of multiculturalism and diversity. Teodor seamlessly blends piano melodies with traditional instruments to create a melodic fusion, transcending the boundaries between Western and Eastern musical realms.

In Teodor’s own words, “I aimed to capture my profound inspiration from history and culture by crafting an extraordinary blend of multifaceted musical elements and imagery.”

Get ready to embark on a sensory escapade, where each track breathes life into cities we often overlook. “Portraits of Cities” is an invitation to experience urban landscapes in an entirely new light – a music love letter to the pulse of metropolises, celebrating the rich tapestry of multiculturalism and erasing the boundaries between countries with the deft hand of a musician.
 
28 May 2024 until 22 June 2024
 
7.30pm
Opera Holland Park Theatre
Ilchester Place
London
W8 6LU

Details:
Box Office
Web site
+44 (0 )300 999 1000

from £24
Tosca

Amanda Echalaz, Tosca
Anna Patalong, Tosca (12 June)
José de Eça, Cavaradossi
Morgan Pearse, Scarpia
Edwin Kaye, Angelotti
Ross Ramgobin, Sacristan
Phillip Costovski, Spoletta
Alex Jones, Sciarrone
Jack Holton, A Jailer
Children's Chorus from Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School

Matthew Kofi Waldren, Conductor
Stephen Barlow, Director
Yannis Thavoris, Designer
Tim van 't Hof, Lighting Designer
Alison de Burgh, Fight Director
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, Chorus Master
Gabriella Teychenné, Conducting 9 June

Giacomo Puccini: Tosca

Set in the grit and glamour of late 1960s Rome, Stephen Barlow’s acclaimed 2008 production of Tosca returns to Opera Holland Park for the centenary of Puccini’s death. With the city in his grip, Scarpia meets his match with the diva Floria Tosca, who must try to prevent the execution of her lover, Mario Cavaradossi, an artist opposed to Scarpia’s politics. Taut and terrifying, Puccini’s drama contains some of his most impassioned and original music for voice and orchestra.

South African soprano Amanda Echalaz returns to the role and staging that launched her international career, having since played Floria Tosca in Berlin, Dresden, Santa Fe, Salzburg, Strasbourg, Sydney and New York. Portuguese tenor José de Eça makes his company debut as Mario Cavaradossi. Matthew Kofi Waldren conducts in his fourteenth engagement with the company since he joined the inaugural cohort of Opera Holland Park Young Artists.
 
24 May 2024 until 27 May 2024
 
Dorchester Abbey
High Street
Oxfordshire
OX10 7HH

Details:
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Celebrating the brilliance, innovation, beauty and rich musical heritage of Britain

 
28 May 2024 until 2 June 2024
 
Worcester Cathedral
Worcestershire
WR1 2LA

Details:
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Elgar Festival: an annual live celebration of the life and music of Worcester’s most famous son

 
28 May 2024 until 2 June 2024
 
St Giles, Cripplegate
Fore Street
Worcestershir
WR1 2LA

Details:
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10 days of concerts of beautiful music, programmed around themes of love, romance and Shakespeare

 


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