To Light the Darkness: An Artistic Residency in Houston, Texas Co-sponsored by Brigid's Place, the Jung Center and Christ Church Cathedral February 25-28, 2016
Music to Light the Dark: Orpheus and Rilke Thursday, February 25 at 7 pm Match Theater, Houston, Texas Kayleen Asbo, lecture and piano With Julija Zibrat, violin $35.00
The music of Bach, Gluck, Mozart, Philip Glass, Arvo Part, poetry of Rilke and art of Rodin
In 1922, the great poet Rainer Maria Rilke arrived at a chateau in Switzerland in a state of profound depression and grief with a case of writer’s block so intense that it had lasted almost ten years. Over the course of just three weeks, the image of the mythic figure of Orpheus combined with the sound of violin music played by a young girl to kindle an unprecedented creative fire within Rilke that gave way to an astonishing series of masterpieces: the Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus. In this multimedia tour-de-force, the story of how music opened the doorway to transformation and healing will frame a musical voyage from grief to grace and joy.
Program: Fur Alina, Arvo Part Orphee's Bedroom, Philip Glass Melodie in B minor, Gluck Adagio in f minor, K.280, W.A. Mozart Partita in d minor, J.S. Bach Suite Italienne, Igor Stravinsky Sonata in c minor for Violin and Keyboard, J.S. Bach
Dark Nights of the Soul: Jung, Dante and the Red Book Friday, February 26 at 7 pm The Jung Center $15 members/$20 general admission How can art help guide us through periods of difficulty and transformation? In the middle of death, disaster and despair, Dante created a map for his own inner transformation by penning The Divine Comedy. Seven hundred years later, Dante’s work served as inspiration for C. G. Jung’s own imaginal process of healing and revelation that ultimately became The Red Book. In this multi-media lecture, we’ll compare these two inward journeys of descent and integration through lecture, story and art in a celebration of the transformative power of art and literature to heal and guide us
The Path of the Mystics, Part I: Hildegard of Bingen and Julian of Norwich Sat 9:00am – 1:00 pm The Hines Center $75.00 How can we claim a life of authenticity? How do we open our hearts to creative transformation and hope amidst the challenges of life? How do we find our own truth and purpose? Two women whose lives could not seem to be more different will guide us on a deep journey into these questions of meaning and vitality. The wisdom of the 12th century Benedictine German Abbess Hildegard of Bingen and the 14th century Dame Julian of Norwich (the first woman to write in the English language) will inspire us across the centuries with their wit, wisdom and courage in a workshop that will weave music, art, story, meditation, writing practices and small group reflection to help us discover our own mystic path of joy.
Through the Dark Woods: Dante in Art and Music Saturday, February 27 at 7 pm Cullen Hall, St. Thomas University $35.00
A multi-media journey through Dante'sThe Divine Comedy, featuring eleven centuries of music and art, including Michelangelo, Botticelli, Dore, Rossetti , Gregorian plainchant, Medieval Cantigas, and gorgeous works by Schubert, Gounod, Ysaye and Arvo Part, performed by Julija Zibrat, violin and Kayleen Asbo, piano Audience members have raved: “There really aren’t words for what this offers, but I’ll try: pure passion” “I had no idea that Dante could both teach me so much and be so much fun”
The Soul's Journey: The Divine Comedy as Map for Healing, Health and Wholeness Sunday, February 28 Christ Church Cathedral, 10:00 am & 7:00 pm No charge