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“Jordi Savall and Yair Dalal achieved
together in one evening of music-making what politicians fail to do. We can all walk side by side in the eternal city.”

Ha-Bina, Jerusalem

Fanfare of Jericho (shofar ensemble)
Prayer for Jerusalem
Instrumental dance
Crusader's Song
Oud solo
Sallatu Allah
Makam Uzäl Sakil "Turna"
Read the introduction to the program
Read the program
Read translations of the program text
Read Jordi Savall's program article
Read Manuel Forcano's program article
Read The Guardian's review of the Jerusalem CD

Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya,

Al Darwish, and Montserrat Figueras, soprano

directed by Jordi Savall, viola da gamba

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 8pm (please note change of date)
Sanders Theatre at Harvard University (please note change of location)
Free pre-concert talk at 7pm

Read the NPR article on Jerusalem, and listen to the May 3 performance in New York City!


Jordi Savall                            Montserrat Figueras

Hespèrion XXI, Capella Reial de Catalunya & Al-Darwish

Jerusalem: A City of Two Peaces

There are few musicians as mesmerizing as legendary viola da gambist Jordi Savall, whose vibrant performances have captivated audiences
for decades. He returns to the Boston Early Music Festival with Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, and Al-Darwish with a monumental program that draws on music and texts from the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian traditions to chart the history of Jerusalem from 1200 BC to the present day. From the sound of the shofars in the Jericho fanfare, to a series of songs, laments, and instrumental works that have become embedded in the cultural fabric of Jerusalem, this fascinating program promises a most memorable music and multi-cultural experience.