The Music of Rumi: a concert performance
A multi-art, multi-media event...
Admission is free
Listen to the reed and the tale it tells, How it sings of separation...
Mawl?n? Jal?l-ad-D?n Muhammad R?m?<ref> (Template:PerB), also known as Mawl?n? Jal?l-ad-D?n Muhammad Balkh? (Template:PerB), but known to the English-speaking world simply as Rumi, (September 30, 1207–December 17, 1273)
The music of Rumi is...
- the song of the reed flute, nay
- music in the sound of Rumi's poetry
- music as metaphor in Rumi's poetry
- musical settings of Rumi's poetry
- music as a metaphor for the performance of all mystical love texts
- music as a metaphor for the ritual experience of Rumi's poetry, for Rumi as Mevlana, as saint
- music as a metaphor for mystical experience and spirituality generally
- music as a metaphor for the harmonious workings of the cosmos, the counterpoint of micro/macrocosm, the mutual whirling of human and universe...
The concert is...
- Dance-recitations, performed by Geha Gonthier: the poetry of Rumi, and other mystical poets...with musical accompaniment on tar, nay, violin, and tabla by Steven Byrne, Michael Frishkopf, Niyati Dhokai, and Ojas Joshi
- Rumi recitations, performed by Saleem Qureshi, with musical accompaniment on sarangi and nay, by Regula Qureshi and Michael Frishkopf
- The Indian Music Ensemble, directed by Sharmila Mathur
- Kreisha Oro
- Songs of love, from The Middle Eastern and North African Music Ensemble, directed by Michael Frishkopf
- The poetry of Rumi, sung by Mehdi Samadi, Persian classical musician
- The poetry of Rumi, performed by Najva Persian music ensemble
- Ecstatic music and dance from the West African Music Esemble, directed by Robert Kpogo