These concerts are made possible by the generous support of Marilyn and Tom McLaughlin,
The National Endowment for the Arts and Northern Trust.
“O Jerusalem!” on Tour:
Saturday, March 7, 2020 – New York, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art (MetLive Arts)
Thursday, March 12, 2020 – Chicago (Evanston), IL
Galvin Recital Hall, Bienen School of Music
For more information contact Apollo’s Fire at 800.314.2535 or 216.320.0012
– Jalal al-Din Rumi, 13th-c. Persian poet
Premiered last year to sold-out crowds, Jeannette Sorrell’s evocation of Old Jerusalem blends music and poetry from the Jewish, Christian, Arab, and Armenian quarters of the Old City. Selections from Monteverdi’s great Vespers of 1610 echo with Arabic love songs and rapturous singing of Jewish cantors. The performers, including musicians of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian backgrounds, join together in a celebration of brotherhood and sisterhood. Projected images designed by Camilla Tassi (selected venues only).
“A voyage of faith for the 21st century… The entire evening was delivered with urgency, polish, and flair. An ensemble at the peak of their powers.”
– SEEN & HEARD INTERNATIONAL (read more)
“Captivating… a ravishing musical landscape. A high level of artistry and passionate music-making… gorgeous and stylish. Sorrell should be proud of this enjoyable and unity-striving evening in a time when human divisions are stoked to achieve dangerous ends.”
– CLEVELANDCLASSICAL.COM (read more)
At a time of ever-increasing tensions in the Middle East, 25 unique artists from Jewish, Palestinian, Muslim, and Christian backgrounds come together. The sounds of oud, theorbo, medieval harp, vielle, qanoon, strings, wooden flutes, and exotic percussion join with human voices in a celebration of love and shared humanity.
PRE-CONCERT TALK with musician Daphna Mor, 1 hour before each concert.
Join the musicians in the lobby for baklava and other Middle Eastern treats.FREE!