Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra bring their signature brand of eclectic Eastern European sounds to North Bethesda's Music Center at Strathmore. Known for their live shows, which are irresistibly raucous but contain moments of serene beauty, the ensemble combines classical and rock influences with traditional sounds of their homeland. Bregovic's new work, Three Letters from Sarajevo
, is inspired by the complexities of the people and history in the city known as the "Jerusalem of the Balkans." The piece explores and celebrates Sarajevo, reflecting on how three religions co-exist there and how their musical stylings influence the way the violin is played. Written for solo violin, this unique piece is a metaphor for the peace and understanding that diverse people and cultures seek in the world. This performance is set to feature violin soloists Mirjana Neskovic of Serbia, Gershon Leizerson of Israel and Zied Zouari of Tunisia. Washington, DC-based string quartet Rogue Collective and a vocal sextet will join the soloists.
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