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Rainbow

by artist Nazanin Fakoor



  October 25, 2020
Cultural Center Palethe Pelt
Jeugdlaan 2, 3900 Pelt
  11.30 AM


To create her music theatre piece Rainbow, the artist Nazanin Fakoor took on The Conference of the Birds, a literary masterpiece by the Persian mystic poet Farid ud-Din Attar.

In Attar’s story, thousands of birds search for Simorgh, the mythical bird that symbolises the truth.

After many hardships on their journey, only 30 birds reach the end of their quest.

Only then do they realise that they themselves are the Si (thirty) morgh (birds).

This beautiful poetry provides the basis for the libretto of Rainbow.

The Iranian composer Aftab Darvishi (Tenso Young Composers Award 2016) has written a new composition, performed live by the Swara Ensemble in a mobile installation that - literally - reflects our differences and multiple identities. In this way, Fakoor ‘reflects’ on the myth of a clear-cut national identity and the celebration of difference.




Ciudad sin Sueño (CANCELLED)



  10 May 2020
COLLÉGIALE SAINT-DENIS
Rue de la Cathédrale 64
Liège
  CANCELLED


After our participation at the International Choral Contest of Tolosa 2019, Swara brings back the concert program to Belgium for our audiences in Liège

Celestial Sphere of Songs



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The program is collecting celestial objects that are introduced in songs and poetry.

Sun, moon, stars, planet, northern lights, are the main topic of the chosen contemporary compositions that comes throughout the world.

Accompanying photography will also take part on this project, where each photographers prepare photo series based on their interpretation to the music and the lyric that they are assigned to.



Past Events


Rainbow

by artist Nazanin Fakoor



  8 Feb, 2019
De Brakke Grond
Nes 45, Amsterdam
  7.30 PM

Ciudad sin sueño



  3 Nov 2019
IGLESIA DE SAN FRANCISCO
Calle San Francisco
Tolosa - Spain
  8 PM

Ciudad sin sueño



  2 Nov 2019
IGLESIA DE SAN FRANCISCO JAVIER
Calle de Olite, 9
Pamplona - Spain
  8 PM

Ciudad sin sueño



  1 Nov 2019
IGLESIA SAN JOSÉ DE ASTILLERO
39610 El Astillero
Cantabria - Spain
  08.30 PM

Ciudad sin sueño



  31 Oct 2019
IGARTZA JAUREGIA
Peategi z/g
Beasain - Spain
  07.00 PM

Ciudad sin sueño



  26 Oct 2019
SACRÉ-COEUR DE LINDTHOUT
Avenue des Deux Tilleuls, 2
Woluwé-Saint-Lambert
  08.00 PM



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Rainbow

by artist Nazanin Fakoor



  September 18, 2019
C-Mine
C-Mine 10, Genk
  8.15 PM

Rainbow

by artist Nazanin Fakoor



  May 23, 2019
TR Schouwburg
Schouwburgplein 25, Rotterdam
  7 PM

Rainbow

by artist Nazanin Fakoor



  May 4, 2019
Kunstencentrum nona
Begijnenstraat 19, Mechelen
  8.30 PM


To create her music theatre piece Rainbow, the artist Nazanin Fakoor took on The Conference of the Birds, a literary masterpiece by the Persian mystic poet Farid ud-Din Attar.

In Attar’s story, thousands of birds search for Simorgh, the mythical bird that symbolises the truth.

After many hardships on their journey, only 30 birds reach the end of their quest.

Only then do they realise that they themselves are the Si (thirty) morgh (birds).

This beautiful poetry provides the basis for the libretto of Rainbow.

The Iranian composer Aftab Darvishi (Tenso Young Composers Award 2016) has written a new composition, performed live by the Swara Ensemble in a mobile installation that - literally - reflects our differences and multiple identities. In this way, Fakoor ‘reflects’ on the myth of a clear-cut national identity and the celebration of difference.

More information: Rainbow - Lunalia Festival


Messe des Artistes

Collaboration with Xavier Deprez & Lassenne Vocale



  February 3, 2019
Brussels' Cathedral
  12.30 PM


On the centenary of Latvia's independence day, which resonates together with the centenary of the end of the World War I, Swara vocal ensemble and Swara photographers are presenting this collaboration concert between music and photography. 20 professional singers are singing Latvian a cappella compositions under the direction of Ivan Yohan, accompanied by a projection of photo series provided by 14 photographers.


Latvija



  Nov 24th, 2018
Église Notre Dame de Sacré-Coeur d'Etterbeek
Rue de Tervaete 24. Etterbeek - Brussels
  08.00 PM


On the centenary of Latvia's independence day, which resonates together with the centenary of the end of the World War I, Swara vocal ensemble and Swara photographers are presenting this collaboration concert between music and photography. 20 professional singers are singing Latvian a cappella compositions under the direction of Ivan Yohan, accompanied by a projection of photo series provided by 14 photographers.


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How Do You Think It Feels

by artist Felix Kindermann



  January 26, 2018
Artspace Deborah Bowman
Avenue Jean Vodlers 24
  08.00 PM

Suomi

A contemporary Finnish a cappella concert



  Dec 16, 2017
Eglise Saint Notre Dame du Sacre - Coeur
Rue de Tervaete 24 -- Etterbeek 1040
  08.00 PM


Swara vocal ensemble is back with its passion to combine music and photography. With the support from the Embassy of Finland, Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, Sulasol music publishing and Clap Culture, 18 professional singers and Ivan Yohan as conductor will perform selected a cappella repertoire from Finland, accompanied by the projection of photo series provided by 13 photographers.


This event is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence day - all composers are from Finland - all photo series are bound to the theme of 'blue and white' to represent the country and to the theme of each single repertoire.


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Contemporary Claudio

Monteverdi and modern composers



  May 13th, 2017
Eglise Saint - Boniface
Rue de la Paix 21. 1050 Bruxelles
  08.00 PM


To celebrate the 450th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi's birth, Swara vocal ensemble is going to present a concert with the title of "Contemporary Claudio - Monteverdi and modern composers". The program consists of songs by Monteverdi, where each one is followed by a contemporary piece written with the same text and/or the same musical ideas by contemporary living composers.


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Lumen et Umbra

A portrait of Choral Music

Performing modern a cappella pieces


  April 9th, 2016
Chapelle de Lindthout
2 Av. des deux Tilleuls, 1200 Bruxelles
  08.00 PM


Lumen et Umbra, SWARA's debut concert, was held on April 9th, 2016

cooperating with 9 photographers to combine two different kind of arts: music and photography

SWARA will light up your evening with great compositions by Hanlon, Nystedt, Whitacre, Miškinis, Lauridsen, Ligeti, among others


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