Rumi: Poetic Readings by Peter Rogen with Music by Amir Vahab
Sunday, October 25, 2009First Church, Northampton 3:00 pm
$20; Five College/GCC/STCC students/17 & under $15
The poetry of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, recognized for its loving spirituality, has spread throughout the world, and has made him one of the greatest literary and spiritual figures of all time. Peter Rogen, an ardent Rumi devotee, received a Rockefeller Grant for study in the American theater and performed in Shakespeare plays with The Helen Hayes Equity Theater at BAM in New York, Most recently, he performed Rumi's poetry at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and the National Cathedral in Washington DC.
Amir Vahab is a wonderful, internationally recognized musician and singer who will play the ney flute, tanbour and daf drum. Amir will also recite verses of Rumi in Farsi, and sing Rumi verses in Farsi and Turkish.
Presented in collaboration with the First Church in Northampton.