June 4, 2016: Spectrum Music presents Tower of Babel

I’m so thrilled to be both composing for this concert (“Sky High Visions”), and introducing Nathan Marsh as our 2016 New Voices Composer in Residence. Hear reflections and deep dialogue in the discussion and music in “Tower of Babel: Implications and Interpretations for the 21st Century.” Come on out for a thought-provoking season finale from Spectrum Music; we are so excited to see you there. (Tickets here!)

A symbol of both universal oneness  and division, the iconic story of the Tower of Babel is a common thread in Christian, Islamic, and Jewish religious texts. All people united to build a tower that reached the sky, but God intervened, fracturing them with incommunicable language barriers.The story attempts to explain or describe the historic division of the human race into language and culture groups.

Can this ancient story shed light on the plight of divisive modern nation states and religious groups? Can it remind us that the sky itself is truly the limit if we can overcome our perceived differences? Spectrum uses this musical retelling to traverse and celebrate cultural and religious diversity.

Featuring globally-acclaimed oud player Amos Hoffman in an ensemble under the musical direction of pianist and composer Noam Lemish.

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~ by crymmusic on May 30, 2016.

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