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Music to Light the Dark - Orpheus and Rilke

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Thursday, Feb. 25 7:00 PM

Co-Sponsored by Brigid's Place, The Jung Center, Christ Church Cathedral and The Hine's Center

Kayleen Asbo, lecture and piano
With Julija Zibrat, violin

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

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.

Kayleen will be offering four days of lectures, workshops and concerts in Houston on topics ranging from Dante to Hildegard of Bingen and Carl Jung with violinist Julija Zibrat.

Find a full schedule and event details online at

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