ISM Celebrates 40 Years at Yale!

April 9, 2014

Celebrating 40 Years at Yale

March 29 - May 3, 2014

Music ~ Worship ~ Arts


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Yale Schola Cantorum and Juilliard415
with members of Yale Baroque Ensemble
J.S. Bach: St. John Passion*
Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
April 4 Friday | 7:30 PM
Alice Tully Hall, NYC
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April 5 Saturday | 8 PM
Woolsey Hall
Preconcert talk by Markus Rathey at 7 PM
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Guest Artist: Nepathya
Balivadham Kutiyattam: An Enactment of Sanskrit Drama
April 6 Sunday | 8 PM
Mainstage Theatre, Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
Presented in collaboration with the Department of Religious Studies, with support from the Lex Hixon Fund and the South Asian Council
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Yale Camerata and Glee Club
Music of Haydn and Honegger
Marguerite L. Brooks and Jeffrey Douma, conductors
April 13 Sunday | 4 PM
Woolsey Hall
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Yale Schola Cantorum
Music of Haydn, Mozart, and Mendelssohn
David Hill, conductor
May 2 Friday | 7:30 PM
St. James Church
865 Madison Ave., NYC
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May 3 Saturday | 5 PM
Woolsey Hall
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*presented with members of Yale Baroque Ensemble with support from Yale School of Music


I Can Do Bad All by Myself
April 3 Thursday |7:30 PM
Whitney Humanities Center
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Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale, and presented with the Initiative for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion, the Program in American Studies, the Film Studies Program, and the Department of Religious Studies



Lost/Found in Translation: Crossing Contexts in Music, Worship, and the Arts
ISM Fellows Symposium
March 29 Saturday | 1 – 6 PM
Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Rm 317
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Fanny Howe
Film Color: A Story in Black and White
The Lana Schwebel Memorial Lecture
April 3 Thursday | 5:30 PM
ISM Great Hall
Yale Literature and Spirituality Series
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The Passion in Context
An afternoon symposium
Presenters: Peter Hawkins, Michelle Karnes, Vasileios Marinis, Christoph Wolff
April 5 Saturday | 1 – 5 PM
Linsly-Chittenden Hall
followed by the preconcert talk and Schola Cantorum performance of the St. John Passion in Woolsey Hall
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Markus Rathey
Between Divine Glory and Human Suffering: Music and Drama in Bach’s St. John Passion
April 5 Saturday | 7 PM
Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall
preconcert talk followed by Schola/Juilliard performance
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Baby Varghese
Liturgy and Symbolism: Syriac Perspective
April 7 Monday | 4:30 PM
ISM Great Hall
Liturgy Symposium Series
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Spencer Reece
The Road to Emmaus
poetry reading followed by book signing
April 10 Thursday | 5:30 PM
Marquand Chapel
Yale Literature and Spirituality Series
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Liturgical Space and Time in Byzantium
An afternoon symposium
Presenters: Nina Glibetic, Vasileios Marinis, Robert Nelson, Stefano Parenti, Gabriel Radle, Robert F. Taft, Elena Velkovska
April 24 Thursday | 12:45 – 5:15 PM
ISM Great Hall
followed by a reception in the ISM Gallery of Sacred Arts
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POSTPONED: Interdisciplinary Considerations: The Context of Slow Dancing
Panel discussion centering on David Michalek’s film installation
Panelists: Joseph Roach, moderator; Paul Bloom; Emily Coates; David Michalek, and others.
April 30 Wednesday | 4 – 6 PM
Yale University Art Gallery Auditorium



Visions of the Sacred
Puppets and Performing Arts of South and Southeast Asia
curated by Kathy Foley
April 3 – June 20, 2014
Whitney Humanities Center
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Presented in conjunction with the Nepathya performance on April 6, in collaboration with the Whitney Humanities Center, with support from the Lex Hixon Fund and the Department of Religious Studies

April 8 Tuesday | 5 – 7 PM
Whitney Humanities Center


George Kordis: Light and Rhythm
Byzantine Icons in the Postmodern World
April 14 – 25 (closed Easter)
ISM Gallery of Sacred Arts
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POSTPONED: David Michalek: Slow Dancing
Film installation
April 30 – May 4 | 8 – 11 PM
Cross Campus
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Interdisciplinary panel discussion April 30 (details above)