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The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes

The Rose Ensemble will bring their program Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land to the Holmes Theatre on Sept. 27.

The Historic Holmes Theatre is proud to bring The Rose Ensemble to Detroit Lakes on Tuesday, Sept. 27 for a concert program called "Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land." Uniting virtuosic vocal artistry with scholarly research, The Rose Ensemble creates musical performances that connect audiences to compelling stories of human history, culture, and spirituality from around the world. This program was created in collaboration with three Israeli and Palestinian guest artists, and it features centuries of music from and about the city of Jerusalem.

About this new Rose Ensemble program, founder and artistic director Jordan Sramek says, "Jerusalem is a name that evokes 3,000 years of human history. The physical city holds profound religious and cultural significance for Jews, Christians, and Muslims, but Jerusalem and the greater Holy Land also represent a celestial realm, rich in symbolism and spiritual history for the children of Abraham. This programmatic concept is fertile ground for musicological and cultural research, and the elements of this program will reflect what the city has meant to people since ancient times."

Jerusalem features vocal music from a wide range of traditions and styles, including Sufi mystical songs, Latin and Yemenite chant, Hebrew cantillation, spiritual music from across the Arab world, and a huge array of Middle Eastern instruments. Featured guest artists include Iraqi-born, Israeli violinist and oud player, Yair Dalal; Jerusalem-born, Palestinian multi-instrumentalist, Zafer Tawil; and Israeli-born, Middle Eastern percussionist, Dror Sinai.

Founded in 1996 by artistic director Jordan Sramek and based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, The Rose Ensemble reawakens the ancient with vocal music that stirs the emotions, challenges the mind and lifts the spirit. Each season, the group illuminates several centuries of rarely-heard repertoire, bringing to modern audiences research from the world's manuscript libraries and fresh perspectives on history, languages, politics, religion, and world cultures and traditions. With ten critically acclaimed recordings and a diverse selection of concert programs, The Rose Ensemble has thrilled audiences across the U.S. and Europe with repertoire spanning 1,000 years and over 25 languages, including new research in European, Middle Eastern and American vocal traditions.

Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land will be at Holmes Theatre at on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at DLCCC.org, call 218-844-7469 or visit Holmes box office at 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Buy one adult ticket, get one student ticket free.

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