Inspired by the ancient city illuminating the East and West, Constantinople was founded in 2001 in Montreal by its artistic director, Kiya Tabassian.
The ensemble has 20 albums to its credit on labels Analekta, Atma, World Village, Buda Musique, Ma Case, Dreyer Gaido and Glossa. Over the course of the decade, Constantinople has created nearly 50 works and travelled to more than 270 cities in 55 countries.
Regularly invited to perform in international festivals and prestigious concert halls, such as the Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Rencontres musicales de Conques in France, the Festival de Carthage in Tunisia, and the Onassis Cultural Centre Athens, Constantinople is acclaimed by the public, music professionals and critics alike.
The group’s Kelowna program is a collaboration with the Accademia del Piacere, a leading ensemble of early Spanish music, and will be a musical journey exploring Spanish and Persian Renaissance music.
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