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October 27, 2019|5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CEWM presents:
the American Premiere of Andre Hadju's "Kohelet" with actor Sam Waterston

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Our 2019-20 season kicks off with the much anticipated Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) for four cellos, narrated by star of film, stage and television Sam Waterston on Sunday, October 27 at 5 PM. "For every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”  These famous words underscore some of the lessons of this sometimes perplexing and always intriguing volume of the Bible’s Wisdom Literature, which ushers us into the inner chambers of the author’s--traditionally said to be King Solomon--philosophical wrestlings with the deepest universal issues of life.  Certainly, it is a time for music, with Hajdu’s mesmerizing score that highlights the timelessness of the text, and with the autumn season awakening reflections on the cycle of life and death. ( The writer’s conclusion is that we must find the intrinsic value of the present!) A quartet of cellos accompany, challenge and serve as a sort of Greek chorus to the questions, observations and aphorisms of the narrator.

In the Close Encounters With Music tradition, each performance is followed by an AFTERGLOW reception, with hors d’oeuvres and wine provided by local restaurants.

TICKETS:

Tickets, $62 (Orchestra and Mezzanine), $38 (Balcony) and $15 for students at the door

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