The Ornament of the World

Musical Interludes

Olin and Ann Barrett Recital Hall

The Ornament of the World

$100 per ticket. Tickets include a post-concert wine and hors d’oeuvres reception in the Courtyard. Food provided by Julienne Fine Foods.

Reservations Required. 

Masks and proof of full vaccination* are required for entry. Please be prepared to show your vaccination card (or digital copy) and a photo ID.

*Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks after receiving a second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or two weeks after receiving a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.


The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain
By María Rosa Menocal

Menocal demonstrates that despite the intractable differences among these three religions they shared a belief that their contradictions could be productive and positive.
– Publishers Weekly

This enthralling history, widely hailed as a revelation of a “lost” golden age, brings to vivid life the rich and thriving culture of medieval Spain, where for more than seven centuries Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in an atmosphere of tolerance, and where literature, science, and the arts flourished.

Performers include Voxfire (a distinctive trio of early music vocalists), Afif Taian (Oud), Adel Escander (violin), and Petro Ammar (Percussion).

Join us on Wednesday, February 23, for a pre-concert panel discussion on Zoom with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen and musicians from the concert. Visit the event page for more information

Date, performers, venue, and repertoire subject to change.

The Ornament of the World may be ordered through Vroman’s Bookstore.

Olin and Ann Barrett Recital Hall

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