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Met Museum Presents Jordi Savall's ORIENT-OCCIDENT: A DIALOGUE OF SOULS Tonight 6/12

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Met Museum presents the New York Philharmonic's concert series CONTACT!, Jordi Savall's "Orient-Occident: A Dialogue of Souls," and New York ensemble Cirène's interpretation of a classic love story of the Middle East with music, dance and painting, all in June 2012. See details below.

For tickets, visit www.metmuseum.org/tickets or call 212-570-3949. Tickets are also available at the Great Hall Box Office, which is open Tuesday-Saturday 10-5:00 and Sunday noon-5:00. Tickets include admission to the Museum on day of performance.

30 & Under Rush: $15 tickets for ticket buyers 30 years and younger, with proof of age, the day of the event (subject to availability). For more information, visit www.metmuseum.org/tickets, call 212-570-3949, or visit the box office.

Bring the Kids!: $1 tickets for children (ages 7-16) when accompanied by an adult with a full-price ticket (subject to availability). For more information, visit www.metmuseum.org/tickets, call 212-570-3949, or visit the box office.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.
Jordi Savall –“Orient-Occident: A Dialogue of Souls”

Jordi Savall returns to the Metropolitan Museum with “Orient-Occident: A Dialogue of Souls,” a program of Ottoman, Armenian, Arabo-Andalusian, Sephardic and Christian music from medieval Spain and around the Mediterranean. Jordi Savall plays the rebec, bowed lyre, and rebab; Dimitri Psonis plays the santur and Moorish guitar; and David Mayoral plays percussion.

According to the program’s introductory note, “As [Lebanese-born French author] Amin Maalouf says, ‘If we are to restore some hope to our disoriented humanity, we must go beyond a mere dialogue of cultures and beliefs towards a dialogue of souls … The diverse does not have to be a prelude to the adversarial; our cultures are not enclosed behind impenetrable barriers; our world is not doomed to interminable rifts; it can still be saved... After all, hasn’t that, since the dawn of the human adventure, been the overriding purpose of art?’”

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