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. Tickets will be available January 31, 2022

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), and Petro Amma (Percussion). Repertoire includes music from medieval Andalusia, celebrating Muslim, Jewish, and Christian traditions.

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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