Concert: Tower of Babel

A symbol of both universal oneness  and division, the iconic story of the Tower of Babel is a common thread in Christian, Islamic, and Jewish religious texts. All people united to build a tower that reached the sky, but God intervened, fracturing them with incommunicable language barriers. The story attempts to explain or describe the historic division of the human race into language and culture groups.

Can this ancient story shed light on the plight of divisive modern nation states and religious groups? Can it remind us that the sky itself is truly the limit if we can overcome our perceived differences? The Spectrum composers and guest musical director Noam Lemish explore these topics through newly minted music performed by a diverse ensemble that features internationally-acclaimed Israeli Oud player Amos Hoffman.

From Israel, Amos Hoffman- Oud/Guitar
Noam Lemish- Piano
Peter Lutek- Clarinet
Justin Gray- Bass
Derek Gray- Percussion

7:15 pm pre-concert chat
8:00 pm concert
$15 general, $10 students/seniors/art workers. Click here to buy tickets.

Presented by Spectrum Music, Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, SOCAN foundation, the Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation, the Israeli Consulate of Toronto, and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies.

Date & Time
Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 7:15pm

Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Road