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Passio-Compassio - J.S. Bach and Sufi Mysticism

11/19/11

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Columbus Ave. btw. 62nd & 65th Sts. Map

212-875-5000


19-11-2011 12:00:00 19-11-2011 12:00:00 America/New_York Passio-Compassio - J.S. Bach and Sufi Mysticism Western and Middle Eastern musicians come together with the music of Bach in this rapturous close to the second White Light Festival. Ensemble Sarband, a group long dedicated to musically bridging East and West, joins a choir, saxophonists, and a string quartet in Arabic and jazz arrangements of Bach's Passions, combining them with early Christian chant. This extraordinary cultural cooperation is framed by the meditative dance ritual of Sufi whirling dervishes from Turkey's Mevlevi Order. Art transcends hate: passio becomes compassio. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=93128 Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

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Western and Middle Eastern musicians come together with the music of Bach in this rapturous close to the second White Light Festival. Ensemble Sarband, a group long dedicated to musically bridging East and West, joins a choir, saxophonists, and a string quartet in Arabic and jazz arrangements of Bach's Passions, combining them with early Christian chant. This extraordinary cultural cooperation is framed by the meditative dance ritual of Sufi whirling dervishes from Turkey's Mevlevi Order. Art transcends hate: passio becomes compassio.

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