In the streets

Oxus | Elaionas

Fri, 24.08. | 18.00


Vergangenes Konzert

Summer Festival

17.08.-16.09. 2018




    LUCERNE FESTIVAL is more than just the evening’s symphony concert. “In the Streets,” the world music festival within the Festival, brings a week of music making in the streets and squares of the historic Old City.



    A touch of the “1001 Nights” comes to Lucerne: The musical culture of Uzbekistan dates back to the time when the cities of  Bukhara and Samarkand were important centers on the Silk Road and shows influences from China and Iran. The Ensemble Oxus, which performs with a dancer, maintains this tradition and at the same time is open to the sounds of today.



    Elaionas means “olive garden,” and this group is like an idyllic grove is where the most beautiful melodies of Greek folk music are cultivated. The quartet’s repertoire ranges from traditional songs to rebetiko and contemporary folk. The focus is on the vocals, but the guitar, accordion, ney (flute), [1] and davul (drum) also come into play.