Goran Bregović: Three Letters From Sarajevo
Goran Bregović and his world-famous Wedding and Funeral Orchestra deliver the undeniably original voice of a unique land to the Sony Centre stage for one night only.
Bregović’s new work Three Letters from Sarajevo is inspired by the complexities of the peoples and history of Sarajevo, the city of different religions, known as ‘Jerusalem of the Balkans’. He explores and celebrates it in this unique piece written for a solo instrument, the violin, that – played in Western, Eastern and Klezmer way – unites on the allegorical level, the three religions that are the biggest treasure and curse of Sarajevo.
Along with Goran Bregović and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra, the performance at the Sony Centre will feature violin soloists Mirjana Neskovic (Serbia), Gershon Leizerson (Israel) and Zied Zouari (Tunis), as well as our local musicians: the LV String Quartet led by Rachel Pomedli, and a sextet of male voices from Toronto.
Born in Sarajevo of a Serbian mother and a Croatian father, Goran Bregović was a teenage rock star with his first group Bijelo Dugme (White Button) before becoming the internationally celebrated composer and musician he is today. He creates music that our soul recognizes instinctively and the body greets with an irresistible urge to dance. Bregovic established himself as a solo artist beginning in 1990, and became renowned for his soundtrack work in particular, composing for more than thirty films including Emir Kusturica's Time of the Gypsies, Underground and Arizona Dream.
Civic Theatres Toronto is pleased to once again bring this incredibly unique global artist to the Sony Centre stage. No stranger to Toronto, Goran Bregović has played to enthusiastic and sold out crowds at the Sony Centre in 2011, Massey Hall in 2017, as well as a free concert as a part of Luminato that drew thousands of raucous fans to Yonge-Dundas Square in 2009.
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