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Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Takes the Stage with Whirling Dervishes.

Limited tickets are still available in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne for shows between 13 and 29 July 2023.


Whirling Dervishes from Turkey's Sufi Mevlevi Order will perform with Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in a mesmerizing concert.

In a captivating fusion of cultures, the Whirling Dervishes of the Sufi Mevlevi Order from Konya, Turkey, will join forces with the Brandenburg ensemble on stage.

This highly anticipated event promises to be a beautiful and peaceful experience, showcasing the spiritual tradition of the Dervishes and the enchanting sounds of Ottoman Baroque music.

As the lights dim, the mystical ceremony commences, immersing the audience in an otherworldly ambiance. The rare and captivating melodies of Ottoman instruments transport listeners to a realm of pure enchantment, while the Brandenburg Choir chants the timeless verses of Jalaluddin Rumi, the celebrated Sufi poet whose works continue to resonate with audiences worldwide.

The genesis of this extraordinary concert lies in a meeting between Serhat Sarpel, Hakan Talu, and Paul Dyer in Istanbul. Inspired by a 16th-century Ottoman manuscript by Albert Bobowski (Ali Ufki), they collaborated to craft a program that embodies the rich musical and poetic traditions of the era.

Making a rare appearance in Australia, the concert will culminate in a mesmerizing display as the Whirling Dervishes gracefully spin into a trance-like state. Their spinning serves as a purification ritual, enabling them to connect with the divine in a unique Sufi ceremony. This extraordinary event, titled "Ottoman Baroque," is anticipated to be a sell-out sensation.

Music and spiritual enthusiasts alike should not miss the opportunity to witness this transcendent performance. The convergence of ancient traditions and modern artistry promises an evening of awe-inspiring beauty and cultural harmony.



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