Land of Three Faiths (medieval vocal concert)
Date: Saturday, September 29, 8:00 pm
Location: Performances take place in the Academic Arts Theatre.
Featuring ancient instruments and musical ideas from Arabic and European traditions, this entertaining and enlightening program is steeped in the Medieval history of the three Abrahamic faiths, achieving a perfect balance of edgy improvisation, exotic vocal styles, and ancient traditions. Laments of the Sephardic Jews mingle with Arab-Andalusian dances and Spanish court songs, while rhythmic cantigas, Hebrew cantillation, and Gregorian chant meet the mystical world of Sufi poetry.
“This program wasn’t a performance. It was more like a resurrection. The Rose Ensemble breathes life into stark, ancient manuscripts . . . restores them as new creations.” —Ames Life & Times
Tickets are $24 (general admission), $22 (non – Westchester Community College students/seniors/fac-staff), and $18 (children under 13).