Seeker of Truth

An evening of Sufi, Hebrew, and Christian Devotional music, poetry, and stories by the Yuval Ron Ensemble

Date & Time:

Saturday, March 1, 2014
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Admission:

$20 suggested donation at the door

Location:

Twin Cities Friends Meeting House
1725 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

More Info

pataylward@earthlink.net or 612-414-3317

The Yuval Ron Ensemble, led by Oscar winning Israeli composer Yuval Ron (music for “West Bank Story”), includes Jewish, Christian, and Muslim musicians who endeavor to overcome national, racial, religious, and cultural divides by uniting the music and dance of the diverse peoples of the Middle East into a unique and inspiring mystical musical celebration.

Formed in 1999, the ensemble was chosen to be featured in PBS "Holiday Celebration" TV specials, was featured four times at the World Festival of Sacred Music in Los Angeles, and was honored with the Los Angeles Treasures Award and the Lincoln/Standing Bear Gold Medal from the City of Lincoln, Nebraska, in appreciation of its efforts for peace and justice worldwide..

In 2005 the ensemble performed at an International Peace Festival in South Korea and in 2007 it was featured in the International Oud Festival in Jerusalem as part of the Peace Mission Tour to Israel. In 2008 the ensemble headlined the benefit concert for the Dalai Lama's initiative "Seeds of Compassion" and, invited by the King of Morocco, in 2009 it performed at the International Sacred Music Festival of Fez.

In 2010 the ensemble toured in Spain, performing a unique collaboration with the Gypsy Flamenco artists of Andalusia in concerts in Seville, Jerez, and Madrid. In 2011, invited by the Intercultural Forum of the Association of Writers and Journalists of Turkey, the ensemble gave a concert for peace in Istanbul and led a Peace Mission Tour throughout Turkey.

The ensemble has been featured on the National Public Radio "Echoes" and "Hearts of Space" programs and has had residencies at numerous schools, including John Hopkins University, Middlebury College, UCLA, and Yale University. It has also performed numerous benefit concerts to support organizations that promote peace and help the disadvantaged. The ensemble’s CDs "Under the Olive Tree," "Tree of Life," and "Seeker of Truth" have become favorites with world music lovers around the world.

Sponsored in collaboration with the Minnesota Shadhiliyya Sufi Community

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.