Ottoman Baroque

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The mesmerising Whirling Dervishes are steeped in mystique and will return from Turkey to dazzle in Paul Dyer’s Ottoman Baroque.

Inspired by the sacred and plaintive sounds of both Christian and Sufi chant, Ottoman Baroque will be an imaginative musical meditation. Plainsong will be woven with folksong and Baroque works inspired by eastern exoticism into a rich musical tapestry of European, Mediterranean and Oriental traditions. Experience an atmospheric pasticcio inspired by the colourful bazaars of Istanbul.

In a celebration of movement, colour and sound, five of Turkey’s most venerated traditional musicians will appear with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and members of the Brandenburg Choir building to a crescendo with the arrival of the mesmerising Whirling Dervishes. the arrival of the mesmerizing Whirling Dervishes.

Presented by Australian Brandenburg Orchestra



Whirling Dervishes (Semazen) with Mystic Musicians (Mitrip) of Turkey
Paul Dyer Artistic Director
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
Brandenburg Choir


A pasticcio featuring Allegri, Boccherini, Lully, Marais, Telemann, and traditional music from Turkey.



This production is part of the following series:

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra 2020

Join Artistic Director Paul Dyer and the Brandenburg as they visit Venice, Paris and Istanbul in a concert series bursting with the brilliant colours of Baroque.