Artists
Program
Yazan Alsabbagh
Intro
Elias Aboud
Azazeel Suite
Elias Aboud
Jorjina
Oswald von Wolkenstein
In Suria ain braiten hal
Arrangement by Yazan Alsabbagh
Oswald von Wolkenstein
Durch Barbarei, Arabia
Arrangement by Yazan Alsabbagh
Franz Schubert
Gute Nacht (from Winterreise D 911)
Arrangement by Basilius Alawad
Elias Aboud
Watad
Basilius Alawad
Arabic Nocturne for Improvisers
Elias Aboud
Poème du Nord
Saleh Katbeh
Tahmil on C minor
Basilius Alawad
Half Step
Basilius Alawad
Berliner Taksim
Clouds and Broken Pattern für Violine und Kammerensemble
Guillem Palomar
Gläubige Perle for Soprano, Violin, and Ensemble
Approximate running time: 1h 40m with one intermission

Shortly after the beginning of the Arab Spring, four young musicians in Damascus founded the Ramal Ensemble. Having fled the Syrian civil war, they now live in Berlin, where they finished their studies, including at the Barenboim-Said Akademie, and started performing together again. Their Pierre Boulez Saal program focuses on the question of how revolution and war have influenced the development of Arabic music and how the experiences of flight and exile can enrich today’s musical aesthetics. Joined by violinist Monia Rizkallah and soprano Sara Gouzy, the ensemble traces connections between their compositions, contemporary works for violin and voice, new arrangements of songs by Schubert and Oswald von Wolkenstein, and classical Arabic music.

The Ramal Ensemble is a project of the Barzakh gGmbH in cooperation with the Pierre Boulez Saal. Funded by the German Music Council and NEUSTART KULTUR.

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Pierre Boulez Saal
Französische Straße 33 D
10117 Berlin
Season 2022–2023, Wed, 2 November 2022, 19:30
RAMAL ENSEMBLE, SARA GOUZY & MONIA RIZKALLAH
Ensemble & Orchestra
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Arab and Persian Music
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