Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Großer Saal

CANCELLED: Maria Farantouri / En Chordais / Ensemble Constantinople

Easter Festival: Following in Marco Polo's Footsteps

This concert has already taken place! € 47.00 | 41.00 | 30.00 | 15.00 | 10.00
This concert has already taken place! € 47.00 | 41.00 | 30.00 | 15.00 | 10.00

The concert programme of the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle cannot go ahead as planned due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. You can find detailed information on ticket returns here: Information on ticket returns

No European figure is associated more closely with the Silk Road than Marco Polo, who travelled to China in 1271 and returned to Venice in 1295. The Greek group En Chordais, the amazing Maria Farantouri and the Constantinople Ensemble now recreate the cosmopolitan merchant's travel accounts in sound. The result is a musical string of pearls drawing on the Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern traditions – and it is given an additional sparkle by guests from Italy, Iran, Mongolia and China.

Through their music, oud player Kyriakos Kalaitzidis's quintet has earned a global reputation for research on Byzantine and Mediterranean music from the 13th century onwards. Since her work with Mikis Theodorakis, Maria Farantouri has become known as the voice of Greek song. And with the Iranian brothers Kiya and Ziya Tabassian, the Constantinople Ensemble builds a bridge to the Middle East. This is the soundtrack to a unique medieval road movie.


En Chordais

Kyriakos Petras violin
Kyriakos Kalaitzidis oud, vocals
Drossos Koutsokostas vocals
Vasileios Zopoglou kanun
Petros Papageorgiou toumpeleki, bendir

Ensemble Constantinople

Kiya Tabassian setar
Johanna Rose viola da gamba

Maria Farantouri vocals

Lingling Yu pipa

Amartuwshin Baasandorj khöömii

Marco Rosa Salva recorder

Ziya Tabassian Daf, Tombak


Eine musikalische Reise auf den Spuren von Marco Polo
Klassische chinesische Musik, höfische persische Musik, mongolische Melodien, Sufi Klänge vom Pamir, byzantinische Melos und mittelalterliche Musik aus Venedig, gespielt auf traditionellen Instrumenten.


CANCELLED: Easter Festival

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Supported by HHLA and COSCO Shipping