Austrian Duo ‘Aliada’ explores musical cultures with saxophone and accordion

Ahram Online , Friday 6 May 2022

The Austrian Duo ‘Aliada’ is inviting audiences to an exploration of Eastern Europe and the Western hemisphere through music using the saxophone and accordion at the Cairo Opera House on Sunday.

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The duo consists of Polish saxophonist Michał Knot and Serbian accordionist Bogdan Laketic.

Both musicians are based in Vienna, Austria, where they explore a broad repertoire that brings together hundreds of years-long music traditions from Eastern Europe and the Western world.

As their promotional material reveals, the duo sheds a particular light on music from the Balkans.

Inviting audiences to a unique instrumental combination — the saxophone and accordion — the musicians will feature Johannes Brahms’ ‘Sixteen Waltzes Op.39 (Selection)’, Béla Bartók’s ‘Romanian Folk Dances’, and ‘Three Preludes’ by George Gershwin.

The concert is organised by the Austrian Cultural Forum on the occasion of the ‘European Month of May’ series of events.

Sunday 15 May, 8pm
Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo


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