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Saturday, September 17th 2011, 8:00pm
The Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 West 68th Street
The Ornament of the World
Ensemble Lipzodes with guest artist José Lemos
As New York City commemorates the tenth anniversary of 9/11, we join The Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in recalling an era of unprecedented civic harmony among the three Abrahamic faiths in pre-Expulsion Spain. Acclaimed Brazilian countertenor José Lemos joins noted period-instrument ensemble Lipzodes in a concert of music from the period of the convivencia (c. 750 – 1492 CE), sung in Hebrew, Castilian and Arabic.
The event, inspired by the best-selling book The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in pre-Expulsion Spain by Yale University Sterling Professor of Humanities Maria Rosa Menocal, will include a pre-concert lecture at 7:00PM.
Juan Carlos Arango: shawm, txicotén, Jose Lemos: countertenor, Tomas Lozano: Hurdy-gurdy, percussion, Anna Marsh: shawm, recorder, percussion, Kelsey Schilling: recorder, txicotén,
Daniel Stein: rebab, violin, vielle