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I'd like to think that most people in their right minds, if they've actually taken any time out of living their lives to watch a Republican debate probably has had enough. By now it's pretty apparent what the Republicans stand for and against and although it's fun to some of us who probably pay more attention than is healthy to watch them eat their own the time has come to face facts. Well at least my version of facts based upon hours of reading, watching and actually paying attention to history. Of course if enough people believe something and no one disputes it who's to say what a fact really is anyway? None the less I'll continue. Despite all the in fighting and name calling and their insistence that they they will somehow fix the nation by taking it back in time and that their version of so called "Family Values" is better than the other guys with three wives none of them are going to be President. Unless of course President Obamas secret Kenyan, Socialist, Muslim, Marxist, Communist, Nazi, Alien Overlords from the planet Zebo come to Earth and show us his real birth certificate and the truth is finally revealed. Which of course is entirely possible when you stop and think about all the other made up facts that have been tossed around this election cycle. After all perception is reality and as we all know some people will believe anything. Or so my evil Alien Overlords have said.
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A story of two Floridians on opposite sides of a pressing issue in America.... Pastor Terry Jones is determined to prove what he sees as the inherent evil of Islam. Robert Stackhouse, a southern white truck driver and Muslim convert, struggles to understand why his religion is coming under fire.
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NEWS SPREADING about THE PRAYER ROOM PROJECT 2011:
The following sites now carry interview and pictures of the PARYER ROOM 2011 PROJECT with more interviews coming on serious news sites:Now: DNAinfo.com Manhattan News magazine New York:By Julie ShaprioArtist Wants to Recreate Muslim Prayer Spaces Destroyed Inside World Trade CenterPaul-Felix Montez's installation "The Prayer Room" would recreate former Muslim prayer spaces at the Twin Towers.Read more: http://www.dnainfo.com/20101019/downtown/artist-wants-recreate-muslim-prayer-spaces-destroyed-inside-world-trade-center#ixzz12qr3M4kc“It’s extraordinary!” N.Y. Times Journalist: On Religion article: “Muslims & Islam were Part of Twin Towers life”, Samuel G. Freedman, after review of “The Prayer Room” art exhibition proposal. His September 11, 2010 article in the N.Y. Times dealt with just such a room set aside, and place found for prayer.THE PRAYER ROOM is now on these sites:CBSnews.com (National and international news site)Artthreat.net (Canadian art magazine full interview)DNAinfo.com (New York Manhattan news magazine full interview)NeraSay.com (Mahanttan news media site, interview, double article)Islamtoday.com (Global U.S. news media)Beliefnet.com (global religious news)Taqribnews.com (International news)Fwix.com ( News media site)
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THE PRAYER ROOM PROJECT 2011 : I am seeking galleries, dealers, art representatives and donations for the project, so that it can be built and exhibited in August 2011. Thank, Paul-Felix Montez
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THE PRAYER ROOM VIDEO;“It’s extraordinary!” N.Y. Times Journalist: On Religion article: “Muslims & Islam were Part of Twin Towers life”, Samuel G. Freedman, after review of “The Prayer Room” art exhibition proposal. His September 11, 2010 article in the N.Y. Times dealt with just such a room set aside, and place found for prayer.THE PRAYER ROOM ART INSTALLATION PROJECT addressing 9/11 through art and architecture. The exhibition presents full scale replicas of a room set aside in the World Trade Center for Muslims to pray in and a staircase landing on 163rd floor next to Windows on the world Restaurant. These large scale replicas, are juxtaposed against the original blueprints and full scale drawings of the structural elements of the towers themselves, turned into art works. In addition there are 18 more art works exploring this intersection of American ideals, ambitions,monumental architecture, prayer, religion and the most basic human need to find a place. This art exhibition is proposed for 2011.ALSO JUST PUBLISHED INTERVIEW IN ART THREAT MAGAZINE: Oct, 5, 2010ONLINE view article: http://artthreat.net/2010/10/paul-felix-montezprayer-room/
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LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES
WHITE LIGHT FESTIVAL
New Fall Festival Launches October 28 – November 18
First Festival Focuses on Spiritual Expression in a Diverse Range of Works; Highlights Include:
● Dresden Staatskapelle and Westminster Choir’s Performance of Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem
● Hilliard Ensemble and Saxophonist Jan Garbarek in Officium Novum—Works of the Caucasus, Byzantine Chant, and Arvo Pärt (U.S. Premiere Program)
● Sutra by Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui—Modern Dance Work Performed by Shaolin Temple Monks of China (U.S. Premiere)
● Late-Night Elegies, Three Intimate, Candle-lit Concerts in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse Feature Russian Pianist Alexei Lubimov in Two Recitals and the Latvian National Choir in Its U.S. Debut.
New York, New York, May 12, 2010 —Jane Moss, Vice President for Programming at Lincoln Center, today announced the launch of the first White Light Festival, a new fall festival at Lincoln Center, which this year takes place from October 28 through November 18, 2010. Ms. Moss, who directs the festival, said, “The White Light Festival focuses on music’s unique emotional capacity to move us beyond ourselves and illuminate our larger interior universe. In its debut season, the Festival will explore the overtly spiritual manifestations of music’s transcendent power as revealed in different cultural traditions.”
The festival will present ten U.S. and New York premieres and debuts by artists and companies from 15 countries, including Belgium, China, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, India, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S.A.
The festival’s kick-off will be a free event on October 28 (details to follow at a later date) in the new David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. The opening week is highlighted by a performance of Brahms’ stirring Ein deutsches Requiem featuring the Dresden Staatskapelle and the Westminster Choir, and soloists Christiane Karg and Matthias Goerne led by Daniel Harding. Also highlighting week one, Sutra a modern dance work by acclaimed Belgian/Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, will receive its U.S. premiere. Inspired by ancient Chinese martial arts and performed by 17 monks from the original Shaolin Temple complex in Henan Province, China. Sutra will have three performances November 2-4.
Another festival highlight is Croatian musicologist and vocalist Katarina Livljanić’s adaptation of 16th-century Croatian poet Marko Marulić’s poem of the Biblical tale of Judith, set to a reconstruction of Dalmatian music of the era performed by Ensemble Dialogos on period instruments. Judith will receive its New York premiere November 3, 5 and 6. White Light closes (November 17-18) with the U.S. premiere of Roysten Abel’s extraordinary music-theater work The Manganiyar Seduction, performed by Muslim musicians from North India in a dazzling multi-tiered set that juxtaposes the deeply spiritual with a modern, western mecca of sensuality.
Also highlighting the festival is the re-inauguration of the newly-restored organ in Alice Tully Hall by Paul Jacobs, one of today’s foremost organists and chairman of the organ department at The Juilliard School since 2004. Jacobs will perform J.S. Bach’s monumental Clavier-Übung III, which Bach wrote “for the recreation of the spirit and for connoisseurs of such work.” Considered Bach’s greatest organ work, the performance will include chorales sung a cappella by The Clarion Choir led by Steven Fox.
Three late night concerts, Late-Night Elegies, will be performed in the intimate, candle-lit setting of the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse: two are recitals by renowned Russian pianist Alexei Lubimov and a third is an a cappella program by the Latvian National Choir, led by Tõnu Kaljuste, in its U.S. debut.
Across the three weeks of the White Light Festival are works spanning centuries and continents: from compositions of western Renaissance, Classical, Romantic and 20th-century music by Palestrina, Tallis, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Schubert, Bruckner and John Cage to recent works by composers including Lera Auerbach, Giya Kancheli, Jan Garbarek, Szymon Brzóska, Tigran Mansurian, Valentin Silvestrov, Veljo Tormis and Arvo Pärt (whose work is featured in several programs throughout the festival), to traditional Indian music.
Noted ensembles and artists who will participate in the Festival are: Philippe Herreweghe, leading the Collegium Vocale Gent Choir with Accademia Chigiana Siena and I Solisti del Vento (the latter two making their New York debuts), The Hilliard Ensemble with guest artist Jan Garbarek, saxophone, Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica, The Tallis Scholars with their founder/director Peter Phillips, and Latvian National Choir led by Tõnu Kaljuste with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
More about the White Light Festival:
In further describing the scope and intention of the White Light Festival, Jane Moss said, “It is our hope and ambition that the festival offers musical experiences that give audiences a sense of shared emotional connection and wholeness in an increasingly fragmented and frenetic world. Throughout history music has been the language of the universal and transcendent within all of us.”
Additional White Light Festival Programming
Details about additional White Light programs and performances—including the free, opening event on October 28—will be announced at a later date.
Surrounding the music and dance performances are numerous pre- and post-concert lectures and discussions, featuring noted musical scholars and many of the Festival’s participating artists. Details about these events will also follow at a future date.
Program descriptions follow and a chronological listing of events to date (including ticket prices) appears on pages 7-10 of this release.
Tickets for the White Light Festival are available May 13 for Lincoln Center members and subscribers online at WhiteLightFestival.org, by calling CenterCharge, 212-721-6500 or at the Avery Fisher or Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street. Tickets are on sale to the general public starting May 19.
l October 31, Avery Fisher Hall: Young, British conductor Daniel Harding leads the combined forces of the esteemed Dresden Staatskapelle and the Westminster Choir in Brahms’s choral masterpiece, Ein deutsches Requiem. The soloists are German soprano Christiane Karg and German baritone Matthias Goerne. The composer began the score in 1856, partly as a response to the death of his friend Robert Schumann, and completed it some ten years later, after his mother’s death. “Blessed are they that mourn; For they shall be comforted,” is how Brahms’ choral masterpiece begins. The great Requiems of Mozart, Verdi, and Fauré are Latin masses praying for the eternal rest of the deceased. But Brahms chose to set Biblical texts focusing on the survivors who mourn, in German, the language of the everyday, and in doing so created one of the most profoundly universal music statements of the 19th century.
l November 2, Alice Tully Hall: Anton Bruckner, most famous for his symphonies, was a devoutly religious man who struggled with deep insecurities, and composed much sacred music. Philippe Herreweghe’s Collegium Vocale Gent Choir will be joined by the Accademia Chigiana Siena choir and I Solisti del Vento wind ensemble (both making their New York debuts) for a rare U.S. performance of Bruckner’s early Mass in E minor in a program which also includes Brahms’ great Warum ist das Licht gegeben (“Wherefore is light given”) and Schubert’s elegiac Andante from the String Quartet in D minor (“Death and the Maiden”), in a striking arrangement for winds.
l November 2, 3 and 4, Rose Theater: The U.S. premiere of Belgian/Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s dance work Sutra, performed by 17 monks from the original Shaolin Temple near Dengfeng City in China’s Henan Province. The choreographer spent several months gathering ideas for Sutra at the Shaolin Temple, which was established in 495 A.D. by monks from India. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s resultant piece combines the graceful, gravity-defying athleticism of the monks with his signature blend of modern ballet, African dance, and hip-hop. British artist Antony Gormley (whose installation, Event Horizon, can be currently seen atop buildings surrounding Madison Square Park) created the striking set, and Polish composer Szymon Brzóska wrote the original score (performed live) for percussion, piano, and strings.
l November 3, 5 and 6, Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse: Katarina Livljanić performs the New York premiere of her musical reconstruction of Dalmatian poet Marko Marulić’s Judita, based on the Biblical story of a widow in the Jewish city of Bethulia who liberated her people by beheading their enemy, Holofernes. Scholar/musicologist Livljanić adapted the 16th-century poet’s verses, which were written in the vernacular Croatian in the ancient Glagolitic alphabet (most likely for a female audience not familiar with Latin), to hauntingly simple melodies of 16th-century Croatia (from Gregorian, Beneventan, and Glagolitic sources). She is accompanied by Albrecht Maurer on fiddle and lirica (a Croatian traditional string instrument tuned in an archaic manner) and Norbert Rodenkirchen on period flutes.
l November 7, Alice Tully Hall: “I could compare my music to white light which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.” —Arvo Pärt. The music of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, in its almost mystical beauty, resonates deeply within. The Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips, among the most celebrated choirs in the world, bring Pärt’s unearthly hymns to Alice Tully Hall, in a performance which also includes Allegri’s soaring Miserere and works by Palestrina, Byrd, Tallis, and Praetorius.
l November 11, Alice Tully Hall: The incomparable Gidon Kremer and his adventurous ensemble Kremerata Baltica offer a program which includes Sogno di Stabat Mater (after Pergolesi) for violin, viola, vibraphone and string orchestra, commissioned by Kremer from Russian composer Lera Auerbach (New York premiere); Georgian composer’s Giya Kancheli’s Silent Prayer for violin and cello, written in 2007 in honor of Mstislav Rostropovich’s 80th birthday and Gidon Kremer’s 60th birthday (New York premiere) and an ensemble arrangement by Kremerata Baltica of Beethoven’s monumental Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131, which the great music scholar Joseph de Marliave called “the direct expression of Beethoven’s most intimate spirit, the channel of inspiration flowing from another sphere.” After hearing it, Schubert is said to have reacted, “after this, what is there for us to write?”
l November 11 and November 13, Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse: Russian pianist Alexei Lubimov, who gave a stunning performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor in a March 2009 Great Performers concert with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, returns for two 10:30 p.m. Late-Night Elegies recitals by composers who have chosen the piano for their most personal expressions. The Messenger (November 11) encompasses music from 18th-century Germany to modern day Latvia, Estonia, and the Ukraine with works by C.P.E. Bach, Cage, Liszt, Chopin, Latvian Georgs Pelecis, Russian Galina Ustvolskaya, Estonian Arvo Pärt, and Ukrainian Valentin Silvestrov. For Impromptus on November 13, Lubimov will perform all eight of Franz Schubert’s intimate masterpieces.
l November 12, Church of St. Ignatius Loyola: Norwegian Jazz saxophonist/composer Jan Garbarek and the celebrated early-music vocal ensemble The Hilliard Ensemble have collaborated since 1993 on recordings, the third of which, Officium Novum, will be released this fall and forms the basis of this concert. A central focus of their concert will be music of Armenia based on the adaptations of Komitas Vardapet—pieces which draw upon both medieval sacred music and the bardic tradition of the Caucasus. The U.S. premiere program will also draw from among the following works on the CD: Arvo Pärt’s “Most Holy Mother of God” in an a cappella reading; Byzantine chant; two pieces by Jan Garbarek, including a new version of “We are the stars”; the Spanish “Tres morillas”; and a new account of Perotin’s “Alleluia, Nativitas.”
l November 12, Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse: In the third of the Late-Night Elegies concerts at 10:30 p.m. in the Kaplan Penthouse, the Latvian National Choir, in its U.S. debut led by eminent Estonian conductor Tõnu Kaljuste, performs an a cappella program consisting of Frank Martin’s Mass for double chorus, Arvo Pärt’s Dopo la vittoria and Estonian Veljo Tormis’ 1972 Curse upon Iron which invokes Shamanistic traditions to construct an allegory about the evils of war. This piece (along with many others of the composer) was banned by the Soviet government. Tormis is highly-regarded as one of the greatest living composers of choral music, and is one of Estonia’s most celebrated composers.
l November 13, Alice Tully Hall: The music of Bach transcends time, resonating as deeply now as it did three hundred years ago; Arvo Pärt’s music is new, but feels as if is has always existed. The Latvian National Choir, part of the great choral tradition of the Baltic states, presents the music of both composers in this timeless program, which includes Arvo Pärt’s achingly beautiful Stabat Mater in its U.S. premiere, Bach’s motets Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225, and Komm, Jesu, Komm!, BWV 229, and the U.S. premiere of Pärt’s 2009 Adam’s Lament. Acclaimed Estonian conductor Tõnu Kaljuste leads the Latvian National Choir and New York’s own Orchestra of St. Luke’s in this performance.
l November 16, Alice Tully Hall: Chairman of The Juilliard School’s organ department Paul Jacobs will re-inaugurate the celebrated Alice Tully Hall organ, with a complete performance of J.S. Bach’s Clavier-Übung III. The portions of Bach’s keyboard piece based on chorales will also be performed a cappella by The Clarion Choir led by Steven Fox.
l November 17 and 18, Rose Theater: Closing the White Light Festival is the U.S. premiere of The Manganiyar Seduction by young Indian director Roysten Abel. In this stunning work Abel creates a link between the sacred and the sensual. Forty-three musicians, led by Daevo Khan, perform in a mesmerizing set (that the director compares to a “magic box”) that was inspired by both the women’s quarters of Hawa Mahal, a royal palace in Jaipur, and the red light district of Amsterdam. The Manganiyars, a caste of Muslim musicians from Northern India who originally performed for the kings of Rajasthan, have uniquely incorporated the worship of Hindu deities into their Muslim faith. They perform a combination of folk and classical Indian music in a repertoire which ranges from ballads about the kings and Sufi songs by various mystics, to songs for occasions such as births and marriages. These performances mark the introduction of Abel’s distinct artistic voice in America.
Support for Great Performers is provided by Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser, The Florence Gould Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc., The Shubert Foundation, The Winston Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council, and Friends of Lincoln Center.
Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.
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