The Tower Of Babel

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The Tower Of Babel
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7:15 pm pre-concert chat / 8:00 pm concert

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 per-ceived differences? Spectrum uses this musical retelling to traverse and celebrate cultural and religious diversity.

Spectrum is excited to feature Amos Hoffman from Israel. A Jazz guitarrist and oud player, Amos is known worldwide as a pioneer in fusing the rhythms and melodic themes of the Middle East with Modern Jazz.


Amos Hoffman - oud, guitar
Noam Lemish - guest musical director, piano
Peter Lutek - C clarinet, bassoon
Justin Gray - basses
Derek Gray - percussion

Join us early for a pre-show chat with musical director Noam Lemish about Tower of Babel: Interpretations and Implications for the 20th Century. Featuring a panel of experts in theology, international relations, and religious law.

Panel Guests:
Rev. Dr. Harris Athanasiadis
Rabbi Eva Goldfinger
Azeezah Kanji, JD, LLM, Programming Coordinator, Noor Cultural Centre
Aziza Mohammed, Director Salon West/World Bank Governance Global Practice STC

This concert will present new pieces by Spectrum composers:

Shannon Graham, "Heaven on Earth"
Chelsea McBride, "Sky High Visions"
Graham Campbell, "Rural Brewery"
Jay Vazquez, "Shinar"

As well as new works by guest composers Nathan Marsh, Amos Hoffman and Noam Lemish.
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