‘Rumi by Candlelight’ Returns to Greensboro
Celebrating their 10th consecutive season presenting the works of the great literary mystic set against the backdrop of their original compositions, Adrian Vyner-Brooks (readings), Will Ridenour (Kora – African harp), Betsy Bevan (piano), Meredith Holladay (vocals) and Daniel Chambo (Bansuri – Indian flute) reunite as Friends Outside of Time on Saturday, November 19, at 7:30pm. This year the group is delighted to welcome special guest Majid Bastani who will recite a selection of Rumi’s poems in their original language. The performance will take place in the beautiful sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, located at 501 S. Mendenhall St. in Greensboro. Suggested donation is $15.
Jelaluddin Rumi, the 13th century mystic poet, was truly one of the most passionate and profound poets in history. Born in what is currently known as Afghanistan in 1207, he produced his master work, the Masnawi, consisting of over 60,000 poems before he died in 1273. The timelessness of his words is proven again and again as they continue to inspire an innate awareness of the Divine in all who encounter them even centuries after they were first given life by the author. This is “poetry of our place and time that rises above its own historical context and serves all peoples irrelevant of race or creed.”
Prepare to be transformed by this evening dedicated to “the eternal message of love that resonates with people of all beliefs”.
For more information, visit the event page at www.facebook.com/rumibycandlelight or call 336-545-4202.