NDR Bigband & Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra

live at Morgenland Festival Osnabrück

catalog number 21070

Works by Daniel Schnyder and Nader Mashayekhi &
arrangements of Wolf Kerschek
Kinan Azmeh (clarinet)
Ibrahim Keivo (voice)
Moslem Rahal (ney)
Perhat Khaliq (voice)
Frederik Köster (trumpet)
special guest: Rony Barrak (darbouka)
conducted by: Hermann Bäumer & Wolf Kerschek

The Morgenland Festival Osnabrück has dedicated itself since 2005 to the fascinating music of the Near East. It regards itself as a co-working space for musicians from various cultures. In 2010 a very special summit meeting took place: The NDR Bigband from Hamburg and the Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra met amazing soloists from Syria, Lebanon and the autonomous region of Xinjiang in northwest China. It was also the first time that this legendary Bigband had worked together with a symphony orchestra. Daniel Schnyder arranged some of his works especially for this event. Wolf Kerschek transcribed two songs from the repertoire of Ibrahim Keivo, an exceptional singer from the region Al Jazira in northeaster Syria.
Nader Mashayeki’s 'moulAnA' for Orchestra and improvising soloists was originally written for a traditional Persian singer and orchestra. Here the role of the singer was taken on by the young jazz trumpeter Frederik Köster. 'moulAnA' ends this recording as a ‘postlude’.

A Co-production of Dreyer.Gaido Musikproduktionen and Norddeutscher Rundfunk