Goran Bregovic at Page Auditorium

Bregović is both the catalyst and ringmaster for a musical spectacle unlike anything else on North American stages.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

From the Duke website:  “A flamboyant pan-Balkan bandleader and composer mounts a colossal concert in Page Auditorium. In a four-decade career that has weathered war in Yugoslavia and exile in Paris, Goran Bregović has become legendary for his spirited performances and evocative film scores — particularly Emir Kusturica’s Time of the Gypsies and Underground. Bregović with his enormous Wedding and Funeral Orchestra also owns the unlikely distinction of having once sparked a rambunctious dance party in the Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. With Bregović and his core ensemble flanked by a Bulgarian choir and a Gypsy brass band, the music is as large-hearted and miscellaneous as the Balkans themselves. The raptures of dancing and mourning combine in this exclusive Southeastern concert from the icon that indie-pop star Beirut dubbed his favorite musician ever” ( http://dukeperformances.duke.edu/artists-genre/international/bregović)

Let me tell you, I was lucky and fortunate to have wonderful friends who gave me tickets as my birthday present. Thank you !

I love how drastic and emotional the concert was. No intermission, playing for 2 and half hours non-stop. I loved the fact that Goran feed off the energy of the crowd. Beautiful music, especially the “sexy trumpet”

He played off the contrast between “the happy wedding” and “the gloomy funeral , almost opera like at times. The crowd responded respectfully to perfect silence in the funeral time and happy dancing, screaming at wedding times.

A mesmerizing concert who still hunt me this afternoon.

Enjoy the photos!

Pour mon anniversaire, mes amis mon offert une place de concert pour Goran Bregovic. Un spectacle musical incroyable.

Il y avais un orchestre de funerailles et un de mariage. L’ensemble etait magnifique. Le concert etait dramatique et tres emotionnel. Sans intermission, le groupe a jouer pendant 2 heures et demi. L’energy du concert etais spectaculaire. La trompette etait d’un sexy!

Voici les photos que j’ais pu faire au concert!

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  1. Wow! Did you have to get special permission to take these great photos? Wish we could hear the music, too.

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