About the Event
The acclaimed countertenor Xavier Sabata and the saxophone quartet Kebyart from Barcelona have joined forces to present a truly exceptional songbook. Titled "I Am an Unusual Thing," this collection of songs, based on Michael Nyman's composition of the same name, delves into one of Mozart's last letters, written in Vienna in 1787. With their characteristic passion and unconventional approach, Sabata and Kebyart have curated a highly individual and diverse repertoire.
"I Am an Unusual Thing" weaves together compositions spanning from Vivaldi to Pärt, creating a mesmerizing and immersive musical experience. By intertwining works from different eras and styles, the songbook offers a unique and thought‐provoking context, inviting audiences to perceive the beauty and power of music with renewed ears.
Overall, Sabata and Kebyart's collaboration promises an extraordinary listening experience. Their individual virtuosity and the distinctive blend of their instruments bring a fresh perspective to classical music. Audiences can anticipate an evening filled with enchanting melodies and unexpected combinations, embarking on a captivating journey of musical exploration.
- Works by – George Gershwin, George Frideric Handel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Michael Nyman, Arvo Pärt, Henry Purcell, Jean‐Philippe Rameau, Franz Schubert, Antonio Vivaldi, Kurt Weill, Jörg Widmann et al.