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Proms at ... Cadogan Hall 3: Ancient Rituals and New Tales

Live at the BBC Proms: oud virtuoso Joseph Tawadros plays traditional Arabic improvisations as well as his own compositions, and a BBC commission world premiere by Jessica Wells.

Live at BBC Proms: oud player Joseph Tawadros plays traditional Arabic improvisation as well as his own compositions, and the world premiere of a BBC commission by Jessica Wells

Live from Cadogan Hall, London
Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Joseph Tawadros
Taqasim Kord
Constellation
Work

Jessica Wells
Rhapsody for solo oud (BBC commission: world premiere)

Joseph Tawadros
Permission to Evaporate
Gare De L'est
Heal
Give of Take
Clothes
Forbidden Fruit

Joseph Tawadros (oud)

Cairo-born, longtime Sydney-resident oud virtuoso Joseph Tawadros has reimagined the range of music accessible to his instrument, the ancient Middle- Eastern lute.

Steeped in traditional Arabic music (his grandfather was a respected composer, oud player and violinist) but also an avid collaborator with a diverse array of musicians, he draws equally on jazz and folk styles in a kaleidoscopic celebration of his instrument.

His debut at the Proms embraces traditional Arabic taqsim (improvisation) and maqam (pieces based on traditional scales) as well as his own compositions, and the world premiere of a BBC commission by Australian composer Jessica Wells.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Joseph Tawadros

    Taqasim Kord

    Performer: Joseph Tawadros.
  • Joseph Tawadros

    Constellation

    Performer: Joseph Tawadros.
  • Joseph Tawadros

    Work

    Performer: Joseph Tawadros.
  • Jessica Wells

    Rhapsody for solo oud

    Performer: Joseph Tawadros.
  • Joseph Tawadros

    Permission to Evaporate

    Ensemble: Joseph Tawadros.
  • Joseph Tawadros

    Heal

    Performer: Joseph Tawadros.
  • Joseph Tawadros

    Give or Take

    Performer: Joseph Tawadros.
  • Joseph Tawadros

    Clothes

    Performer: Joseph Tawadros.
  • Joseph Tawadros

    Forbidden Fruit

    Performer: Joseph Tawadros.
  • Joseph Tawadros

    Bluegrass Nikriz

    Performer: Joseph Tawadros.

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