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FARGO-MOORHEAD SYMPHONY CONCERT: “THE ILLUMINATED SOUL – Music Inspired by The Saint John’s Bible Project”

FARGO-MOORHEAD SYMPHONY CONCERT: “THE ILLUMINATED SOUL – Music Inspired by The Saint John’s Bible Project”

Featuring guest cellist INBAL SEGEV Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Sanford Health Masterworks II Concert Christopher Zimmerman, conductor
Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, November 19 at 2 p.m.
NDSU Festival Concert Hall
Tickets: $14-18 Students, $30-$38 Adult
Available at www.fmsymphony.org or 701.478.3676
This concert is a collaboration with "Illuminating the Word: The St. John's Bible" exhibit at Hjemkomst Center Museum- Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017

CONCERT PROGRAM:
AVE MARIA
Max Bruch
featuring cellist INBAL SEGEV

SCHELOMO (Solomon)
Ernest Bloch
featuring cellist INBAL SEGEV

DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATION
Richard Strauss

RAINBOW BODY
Christopher Theofanidis

  • Pages and Illuminations from The Saint John’s Bible will be on exhibit in the concert hall lobby
  • Images from The Saint John’s Bible will be projected above the orchestra during the concert
  • Calligraphers will be on hand to create personal mementos

Music Director Christopher Zimmerman drew inspiration for this concert from the aesthetic beauty and ecumenical spirit of The St. John’s Bible project. This incredible work of calligraphy, illustration and spiritual illumination will be featured in Moorhead at the Hjemkomst Center October 1 to December 31 in "Illuminating the Word: The St. John's Bible" exhibit.

The music on the concert gestures to both the Old and New Testaments as well as pure, wordless spiritual expression. Israeli-born cellist INBAL SEGEV will be featured on two pieces in the first half of the concert, Ave Maria by Max Bruch and Schelomo (Solomon) by Ernest Bloch. The second half of the program will showcase the orchestra in the spectacular yet moving tone poem Death and Transfiguration by Richard Strauss, followed by Rainbow Body, a shimmering piece by contemporary composer Christopher Theofanidis, who was inspired by the Tibetan Buddhist idea of the “rainbow body” wherin the body of an enlightened being is absorbed back into the universe upon his or her death.

There will be prints and full color reproductions of several of the actual St. John's Bible calligraphied and illuminated pages on display (courtesy of the Hjemkomst Center) in the lobby before the concert and during intermission.

For more information about the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony: http://www.fmsymphony.org.

$5 STUDENT RUSH tickets (with student ID) are available at the door one hour before each performance.

Free informal pre-concert talks begin in Beckwith Recital Hall 45 minutes before each performance.

"Creation," Donald Jackson with contribution by Chris Tomlin, Copyright 2003, The Saint John’s Bible and the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA. Detail from image.

11/18/2017 TO 11/19/2017

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