No one knows better than Mehmet Yeşilçay how to unite the musical worlds of the Orient and Occident into a sensual mix for the concert hall. The concert focuses on the settings of Tamerlano by G. F. Handel and contemporaries, as well as music from the Ottoman Empire. After their successful performances of previous years – such as the acclaimed, ecumenical One God concert in 2017 – the Pera Ensemble return to the Handel Festival. “With the Pera Ensemble from Istanbul conducted by Mehmet C. Yeşilçay, the patterns of sound require no translation. The melodies from ancient Europe and the mysterious Orient are condensed into fairytale-like fables of sound. Above the uncommonly rich mix of cleverly deployed mix of instruments rise the voices of inestimable beauty...” (Tiroler Tageszeitung).