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Mehr & Sher Ali, Philomel Baroque, Tempesta di Mare
Air Date: April 20, 2009
Brothers Mehr and Sher Ali perform Qawwali, the spiritual and devotional music performed by Sufis. Then, Philomel Baroque, is one of the nation’s foremost baroque chamber ensembles plays at the Mercer Museum. Finally, Tempesta di Mare, one of the only permanent baroque ensembles in Pennsylvania, showcases baroque opera in a new and alternative way with the help of master puppeteer, Doug Roysdon.