Music & Poetry Concert
Friday Night 8:15 - 10:00 p.m.
The Friday night concert will feature a performance of devotional music by renowned international musician, Yuval Ron, and recitations of the poetry of Ibn 'Arabi and Rumi in their original language and in English.
Yuval Ron is a world-renowned musician, composer, educator, peace activist and record producer. Among his many honors, he composed the songs and score for the Oscar winning film, West Bank Story, was invited to perform for the Dalai Lama, has collaborated with the Sufi leader Pir Zia Inayat Khan, master musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Zen Buddhist priest and visual artist, Hirokazu Kosaka and international choreographers, Daniel Ezralow and Oguri. His original scores for theater productions include Shakespeare's The Tempest, Yeats' Amer's Jealousy and Becket's Cascando.
Under his leadership, the internationally renowned music and dance group, The Yuval Ron Ensemble, has been actively involved in creating musical bridges between people of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths and has been featured on CNN, National Geographic, and in the international press and media. Yuval Ron has produced field recordings in the Sinai Desert with the Bedouins, archival preservation recordings of the sacred Yemenite, Moroccan and Andalusian Jewish traditions, and the album of master musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek titled, One Truth - A Window into the Divine Passion and Poetry of Sufism.
Yuval is a noted lecturer and has been invited to speak at numerous schools including: Yale, John Hopkins University, UCLA, Middlebury College, Brandeis University, MIT, Berklee College of Music, University of Chicago, Pittsburgh University, Texas University in Austin, UCSD, Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School and many others. Yuval Ron has been on the faculty of Esalen Institute since 2009, is an affiliated artist with the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity, and a "Guiding Voice" for Seven Pillars - House of Wisdom.
Details on the recitations of the poetry of Ibn 'Arabi and Rumi coming soon.
Celebrating Sufism through Poetry, Music and Dance
Sit back and delight in the exquisite devotional music of Yuval Ron and friends.
More info to follow