• April 20, 2013
  • 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Herbst Theatre
    401 Van Ness Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94102
Add to Calendar 04/20/2013 8:00 pm 04/20/2013 10:30 pm America/Los_Angeles The Rumi Concert: Lion of the Heart Featuring Coleman Barks, with David Darling, Glen Velez, and Zuleikha, The Rumi Concert is presented by California Institute of Public Programs and Performances at the Herbst Theatre. Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Featuring Coleman Barks, with David Darling, Glen Velez, and Zuleikha


"You that come to birth and bring the mysteries, Your voice-thunder makes us very happy.
Roar, lion of the heart, and tear me open"
-Rumi

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Jalaluddin Rumi, one of the world's most revered mystical poets, produced a prolific range of inspiring and devotional poetry that encapsulates the Sufi experience of union with the divine. Although Rumi was a Sufi and a scholar of the Qu'ran, his appeal reaches across religious and social divisions. This performance unites the classic poetry of the thirteenth century mystic with the innovative music, dance, and story of a remarkable ensemble: poet and Rumi translator Coleman Barks; cellist David Darling; world percussionist Glen Velez, and dancer and storyteller Zuleikha. It is a soul-stirring collaboration.

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