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Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations

Toni Penarroya

“Wherever Jordi Savall wishes to travel, an audience will follow” (The New York Times)—that certainly sums up the loyalty and affection that Berkeley fans have developed for Savall’s supreme artistic intellect and instrumental virtuosity, forged over nearly three decades of annual visits. The Catalan viol virtuoso, conductor, and intrepid musical explorer is revered for his expansive programs that cross epochs and borders, using historically informed music performance to reveal diverse cultures, migrations, and movements. In recent years, his grand projects have explored the trans-Atlantic slave trade and musical exchanges between East and West and Christian and Arab, often returning closer to home to share lost treasures of the Iberian Baroque. Welcomed back to Berkeley again this season, Savall performs with his consummate period ensemble, Le Concert des Nations.