Music, Courage, and Remembrance


An inter-artistic portrait concert dedicated to the music of Pulitzer award winner Shulamit Ran

Carmen-Helena Téllez, Artistic and Music Director

Kosmologia Interdisciplinary Project

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Music, Courage and Remembrance was an inter-artistic event of dance, art and singing celebrating the music of Pulitzer Prize winner Shulamit Ran, former Resident Composer of the Chicago Symphony and the Lyric Opera. Directed by  Professor of Conducting Carmen-Helena Téllez, the project is part of Professor Téllez’s research in interdisciplinary arts and sacred music drama, and explores the topic of “The Jewish Artist in the Western World”  initiated by Mendelssohn’s Elijah and the lecture by Professor Jeffery Sposato in the Spring.

Dancer and choreographer Ayako Kato, (praised as “best of dance” by the Chicago Tribune)  joined forces with installation artist Gwendolyn Terry and soundscape designer and composer Christopher Preissing (both guests of the first sacred drama I Was Born For This) to develop an immersive experience around  Shulamit Ran’s haunting music that is informed by her Jewish faith.

September 16 and 18
7:30 pm

Forth Presbyterian Church, Chicago and
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Patricia George Decio Theatre