>>>Discipline Abandon: Musician Meets Mystic
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Show Times:

November 15, 2016 • 6:30 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

6:30–7:15 PM

REHEARSAL HALL, MERRILL AUDITORIUM

Box Office:

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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A Far Cry featuring David Krakauer : Offstage Activities

When skilled musicians bring flawless technique to their instrument, there is no impediment to communicating an emotional power that is as mysterious and otherworldly as it is transformative. Similarly, mystics in the Islamic, Jewish, and Christian traditions incorporate music into their disciplined spiritual practices, whose mastery helps them transcend the merely human and experience the God beyond the gods.

Using video and audio clips, Burke Long previews Far Cry’s program “Dreams and Prayers,” and discusses connections between music and mysticism. He invites you to discover your own spiritual resonance with chant like melodies of Hildegard von Bingen, the fraught sounds of klezmer, and musical evocations of Sufi mystical dance.

Burke O. Long is Kenan Professor of Religion and the Humanities Emeritus at Bowdoin College. He is a historian of religion, musician, and photographer.

The Pre-Performance Lecture will take place in the Rehearsal Hall at Merrill Auditorium.

For more information about Offstage activities, please call 207.773.3150 or email offstage@portlandovations.org.

Venue

Merrill Auditorium, Portland
20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Phone:
207.842.0800
Website:
http://portlandmaine.gov/574/Merrill-Auditorium

A beautifully restored 1,900-seat performance venue, this majestic hall is one of the gems of Portland’s downtown Arts District and is located near many excellent restaurants.

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Parking: Parking is available for a nominal fee at “Central Parking Services” on the corner of Congress and Pearl Streets (this lot offers some accessible parking spaces) and at the “Top of the Old Port” on Pearl Street (off of Congress).