La Folia Global

La Folia Global

Performers:

Valeri Tolstov, composer, arranger, flute, keyboard and kalyuka
Emmanuel Hovhannisyan, duduk and zurna
John Hadfield, percussion
Rajib Karmakar, sitar
Sandeep Das, tabla
Erik Higgins, bass

The festival ends with an extraordinary collaboration between a traditional Baroque ensemble and exotic instruments from across the globe, including the soulful duduk, the vibrant zurna, the distinctive kalyuka, the virtuosic tabla, and the lyrical sitar! This concert reimagines Vivaldi’s ‘La Folia’ and other Baroque works, recontextualising them alongside newly written variations based on Armenian and other folk tunes and fully improvised sections.