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Paths to the Holy

A musical journey to spirituality in the East and West

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 8:00 pm
7:00 pm: Pre-concert lecture with Dr. Vladimir Ivanoff (Sarband Ensemble)

Musicians: Rebal Alkhodari (voice, oud), Joel Frederiksen (voice, lute)

Two artists from the Muslim and Christian worlds meet in concert: The American singer and lutenist, Joel Frederiksen, and the Syrian singer and oud player Rebal Alkhodari, sing and accompany themselves in moving songs from their religious traditions. Together they sing in the language of Syriac, a dialect of aramaic, the „Abon Dbashmayo“ (Lord's Prayer) and they find in religiously ecstatic Sufi and Shaker music and dance a common ground. Parallel stories from the holy books are told: Jubilant singing for Mohammad as he enters Medina and the triumphal "Hosanna filio David" (Hosanna to the son of David) for Jesus as he enters Jerusalem are presented side by side. The two musicians make it possible to experience that, even in the guise of different cultures, we live in the same human world of experience with the same existential questions.

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Prices: 28,00 € | reduced 23,00 € (handicapped) and 14,00 € (students)

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ABO Prices: 90,00 € | reduced 80,00 € (handicapped) und 45,00 €  (students)

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Earlier Event: September 28
The Landscape of the Polyphonists
Later Event: October 16
The ear of Theodoor Van Loon