Achillea presents the great Spanish composer and viola da gamba player Jordi Savall, accompanied by the ensemble Hespérion XXI to present the internationally acclaimed program Orient-Occident.

The event will take place oDecember 19 2014, at the Sacré-Coeur Church Frères, Gemmayze, under the high patronage of the Spanish Embassy in Lebanon and with the collaboration of the Spanish Cultural Institute Cervantes. Tickets are available at all Virgin Ticketing Box Office branches.

Savall is one of the most complete performers of our time, awarded the prestigious International Classical Music Award (ICMA), he is one of the main figures of Classical MusicFor more than forty years, he has rescued musical gems from the obscurity of neglect and oblivion and given them back to life for all to enjoy, a large musical repertoire from the Middle Ages to the Baroque Era. A tireless researcher into early music, with special attention to the musical style of the Mediterranean, he interprets and performs the repertory both as a violist and a conductor. His activities as a concert performer, teacher, researcher and creator of new musical and cultural projects have made him a leading figure in the reappraisal of historical music. In 2008 Jordi Savall was appointed European Union Ambassador for intercultural dialogue and was named Artist for Peace under the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors programme. He also won a Cesar for his work on the soundtrack of Alain Corneau’s movie “Tous les matins du monde” (All the mornings of the world).

With Jordi Savall at its head, the quintet will perform the internationally acclaimed musical program Orient-Occident, illustrating the diversity of the Mediterranean music. Transcending all differences and cultures, bringing people together through a harmonious blend of Eastern and Western classical music, this musical work embodies a message of peace, love and tolerance.

It is with great enthusiasm that we share with you this project and hope to receive your support and coverage.