An imaginative concert designed by Alison Mackay, creator of The Galileo Project and House of Dreams
It’s 1740, and coffee houses are the places to listen to music and share stories, in both the famous trading centre of Leipzig and one of the oldest cities in the world, Damascus. Experience the visual splendour, music, and contemporary tales of these historic locations, with music by J.S. Bach, Handel, and Telemann.
"...playing at the peak of their form for two hours, having memorized the entire concert, [...] supported by text, images and a clever storyline. It’s no wonder so many of Mackay’s creations have been performed for audiences around the world – there’s really nothing like them." - The Globe and Mail
" It blends elements that are entertaining, educational, musically rewarding and visually arresting." - The Huffington Post Canada
Excerpt from Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House
Tales of Two Cities was developed in partnership with Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Queen’s University, Kingston, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Museum, and is generously supported by The Pluralism Fund and by a gift from an anonymous benefactor.