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Finding Common Ground Through Music
The Hartt School choruses, the New Haven Chorale, and The Hartt School Wind Ensemble and its director, Glen Adsit, will come together for a concert titled Understanding – Celebrating Common Ground. This thought-provoking evening will explore the relationships and common ground among Christians, Jews, and Muslims, through stunning music and an inspirational multimedia presentation.
Proceeds from the concert will help the people of La Plata, Argentina, which suffered a devastating flood on April 2 that took more than 50 lives and left many inhabitants in a state of poverty.
Read more about the fundraising effort for La Plata, Argentina.
The concert will take place on Thursday, May 2, at 8 p.m., at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, 140 Farmington Avenue, Hartford. Admission is a suggested donation of $20 at the door. For additional details, call 860.249.8431 or visit www.cathedralofsaintjoseph.com.
Conductor Edward Bolkovac, choirmaster at the Cathedral, will lead Yale composition faculty Christopher Theofanidis' powerful work, The Here and Now (2009), for large chorus and wind ensemble, based on texts by the Muslim mystic Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, known in English as Rumi. Maestro Glen Adsit will take the baton for the antiphonal works by Gabrieli and Schütz, and excerpts from Bloch's Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service). The program also will feature the world premiere of William Bolcom’s Solace... (To the memory of the Newtown massacre victims), and will include multimedia by Projects for a New Millennium.
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The entire program will be repeated on Sunday, May 5, at 4:30 p.m., at Woolsey Hall, 500 College Street, New Haven. For details and ticket prices, call 203.432.4158 or visit http://music.yale.edu/concerts/box.html.