Coexistence in Medieval Spain

12 February 2019

On Wednesday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m., the Rose Ensemble – a celebrated early-music group – will present a concert titled “Land of Three Faiths: Voices of Ancient Mediterranean Jews, Christians, and Muslims”.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert is the highlight of a day that will see Palestinian musician Zafer Tawil visit Prof. Yaron Klein’s Arabic class; several musicians sharing music and insights with Prof. Victoria Morse’s History 204 (Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Medieval Mediterranean); and an afternoon “medieval jam session” to which students are invited to bring any instrument they play – including their own voice – to learn and play with the musicians of the Rose Ensemble in a casual format.

Founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Jordan Sramek, The Rose Ensemble has achieved an international reputation as a premiere American early music ensemble. Each performance illuminates centuries of rarely heard repertoire, bringing to modern audiences research from the world’s manuscript libraries and fresh perspectives on history, culture, politics and spirituality from around the globe. With ten critically acclaimed recordings and a diverse selection of concert programs, the group has thrilled audiences across the United States and Europe with repertoire spanning 1,000 years and over 25 languages.