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Performances & Events Main Stage - 2012 / 2013

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A pluralistic afternoon of music and poetry explores the past, present and future of one of the world's most complex cities.

You are invited on a imaginative journey into the heart of Jerusalem. An afternoon of music and poetry inspired by the traditions of Judaism, Islam and Christianity, the concert features performances by artists with roots in France, Israel, Iran, Palestine and Canada, as well as a new work by James Rolfe.

  • David Fallis, conductor
  • Françoise Atlan, singer
  • Roula Said, singer
  • Kiya Tabassian, setar
  • Pierre-Yves Martel, viola de gamba
  • Yair Dalal, oud/violin
  • Ben Grossman, percussion
  • Michael Ibrahim, nay, mizmar
  • Paul Jenkins, portative organ
  • Vocal Ensemble:
    • Dawn Bailey, soprano
    • Laura Pudwell, mezzo
    • Zachary Finkelstein, tenor
    • David Roth, baritone

Poetry readings by Diego Matamoros, Françoise Atlan and Roula Said.


The music in this concert is taken from and inspired by the traditions of Judaism, Islam and Christianity:

  • Judaism: Sephardic songs
  • Islam: Various instrumental/vocal works
  • Christianity: Hildegard von Bingen, O Jerusalem
  • James Rolfe: Five and a Half Bridges (World Premiere)