The sounds of the medieval past are conjured in Paris-based Ensemble Dialogos’s presentation of the legend of Barlaam and Josaphat, a concert to be held in conjunction with the conference on Saturday, February 25, from 3-4:15 pm at the Getty Center. Wildly popular in medieval Europe, the tale of Prince Josaphat and his hermit-teacher Barlaam originated in 3rd-4th century India and tells a surreal, Christianized version of the life of Buddha. In this concert, Ensemble Dialogo explores the legend through several musical repertoires of the Middle Ages, reflecting the beloved story’s translation into Greek, Latin, Old-Russian, Old-Croatian, Old-French, medieval Occitan, and Italian manuscripts.
Program includes supertitles. More information and reservations on the Getty Center’s website — concert seats must be reserved separately from conference registration — advance tickets required.
Founded in 1997, the ensemble brings together singers and instrumentalists from different backgrounds and countries to revive European oral and written traditions, from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Trailer 1: https://youtu.be/uH-QYO5Xskk (introduction)
Trailer 2: https://youtu.be/rRManNdwYCM (story)
Song 1: https://youtu.be/uhGzxJaHxSc (Era in qual tempo)
Song 2: https://youtu.be/zBffKHNM0IQ (Poyde Baarlam)