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Syracuse University to host ‘Bridge to Peace,’ a week of interethnic music and conversation
Syracuse University to host ‘Bridge to Peace,’ a week of interethnic music and conversationApril 10, 2007Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
Syracuse University will host renowned singer and stage actor Theodore Bikel and a trio of other world-renowned musicians through April 16 for a week of inter-ethnic music and conversation.
Bikel, singer Shura Lipovsky, accordionist Merima Kljuco and conductor Tamara Brooks are the featured performers in “Bridge to Peace,” a concert of Bosnian, Christian, Jewish and other ethnic music. The concert will be held on Saturday, April 14, at 8 p.m. at University United Methodist Church, 1085 E. Genesee St., and is free and open to the public. The Connective Corridor shuttle will be available for this event. For a shuttle schedule, visit http://www.connectivecorridor.syr.edu.
In addition to the April 14 concert, Bikel, Lipovsky, Kljuco and Brooks will participate in a variety of concerts, classroom visits and discussions during the week. All events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, parking for all of these on-campus events is available in the Irving Garage for $2.75 for the first two hours.
Those events include:
Wednesday, April 11: Humanities Coffee Hour Series: “Hassidic and Other Tales and Songs,” hosted by Silvio Torres-Saillant, associate professor and director of Latino-Latin American Studies, Center for Public and Collaborative Humanities; Tolley Building (third floor), 3:30-5 p.m.
Thursday, April 12: Screening and discussion led by the principals of “A Bridge to Peace,” the Dutch documentary made about the 2005 “Bridge to Peace” project in Poland; Public Events Room, Room 220 of Eggers Hall, 2:30-4 p.m. The film chronicles the journey of the unique group of international musicians during a powerfully symbolic concert tour of Poland. Featuring a mix of traditional Yiddish, Sephardic and Bosnian folk songs, the concert demonstrates that bridges of peace can be built among people of diverse cultures and ethnicities.
Thursday, April 12: “From the Ottoman Empire to the Empire State: The Musical Culture of Bosnian Refugees.” Presented by Rick March, folk and community arts specialist with the Wisconsin Arts Board; Public Events Room, 220 Eggers Hall, 4-5 p.m. This will be followed by a Bosnian MAH Band and Folk Arts Demonstration in the Eggers Commons from 5-6 p.m.
Friday, April 13: A concert of ethnic folk music (including Bosnian, Yiddish and Russian); Eggers Commons, noon-1 p.m.
Saturday, April 14: “Bridge to Peace” a concert of Bosnian, Christian and Jewish music; University United Methodist Church, 1085 E. Genesee St., 8 p.m.
Monday, April 16: “Bridge to Peace: An Interfaith Dialogue;” Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life, 7-9 p.m. Parking is available in the University Avenue Garage for $2.75 for the first two hours.
For more information on these events, contact The College of Arts and Sciences at 443-7192.