Ali Baba

Symphonic fairytale for narrator and orchestra

Damien Lehman, music

“When a typically Persian voice immerses itself in a European orchestra, the orchestra in turn seems stirred from within by the irregular rhythms of the orient. In Ali Baba, these two worlds influence one another and communicate, meeting at a precise point : the Zarb, where the Orient and the Occident reunite for the occasion.”

Duration : 50’
Audience : Schools (CM1-​CM2) & families from 7 years old
With :
A narrator
Christophe Mangou, direction

Glossery : 2.2.2.2 /​2.2.1.0 /​T /​Perc /​H /​Zarb /​cordes : 7.6.5.4.2 (minimum)
The zarb is played by the composer.
Schedule : 3 services of 3 h + general

The + :
-Before the concert, the composer offers a meet and greet with the zarb, and the piece, notably its links to Iranian music.
-Meeting with the public after the concert by the actors