If we are to restore some hope to disoriented humanity, we must go beyond the mere dialogue of cultures and beliefs towards a dialogue of souls. At the beginning of the 21st century this is the vital mission of art.
Amin Maalouf

Since the beginnings of Hespèrion XX and XXI, Jordi Savall has been committed to revealing the links between the different cultures and religions of the Mediterranean, and especially the related influences on Spain. This is reflected in many of his recordings, concert programmes and, more recently, musical projects with refugees. Refuge in Memory is an opportunity for a first-hand experience of the diversity of Mediterranean music – through the oral traditions of the Sephardim, Berbers, Greeks, Arabs, Hebrews, Andalusians and Catalans on the one hand and medieval manuscripts of the Trecento and the collection of Ottoman music by Dimitrie Cantemir on the other. An important role as a mediator in both musical and humanistic terms was played by Alfonso X (Alfonso the Wise, 1221-1284), who, among other things, founded a school of translation in Toledo with Jewish, Muslim and Christian scholars and thus helped introduce Arab knowledge to Christian-dominated Europe.

Jordi Savall – rebab, lyre, viola da gamba
Dimitri Psonis – santur, oud, saz, Moorish guitar
Pedro Estevan – percussion instruments


- If you feel ill, you must refrain from attending the event.

- Masks are generally compulsory, except on your seat. (We ask you to bring your own protection)

- The general hygiene measures count.

- The general distance rule of at least 1 meter must be observed everywhere.

- Entrance and exit of the building and the concert hall is via several doors. You will find instructions on your ticket (above the ticket price) as to which door you must use. Please also note the time windows.

- The cards are personalized. In a suspected Covid-19 case, you will be our point of contact. If you have given your card to another person, you are obliged to provide information about it and give us the contact details.

- Tickets purchased through our office until September 30th can sit directly next to each other. All cards purchased from October 1st onwards will be given out in a checkerboard pattern, so even if you buy the cards together, there will still be a seat in between.

Pretty much we have to do without at the moment:

- Break (concert duration approx. 70 minutes)

- Catering before and after the concert

- Wardrobe