In the Beginning: Three Spirits, Three Myths, Three Faiths

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When and Where:
Friday, November 6, 2020 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
at Virtual Event

Special Venue Instructions: The concert will be pre-recorded.
In the Beginning
Alfred Abel, Clara Abel, Colette Abel, Brad Hughley, Kelleen Strutz


Event Description:

Presented by musician Colette Abel, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

In this collaborative recital, violinist Colette Abel and friends lead a musical exploration of the origins of three faiths and discover curious overlaps in myths, magic, and legends. Among other works, listeners will be swept away by Biber’s Rosary Sonata “Annunciation,” Augusta Reed Thomas’ “Rumi Settings,” de Falla’s “Pantomime” and "Ritual Fire Dance,” and Szymanowski’s "Mythes.”

As longtime Spirit & Place partner Colette Abel tells us, “My musical selections outline origins in Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. I will demonstrate how elements in myth, fantasy, and legend have corollaries in the major religions . . . . Spirits, transformations, miracles, love, and good triumphing over evil are themes which frame the program.”

To watch the pre-concert chat between Colette Abel and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Executive Director Dana Stone, click here. (Folks, we're still learning how to best operate all the tech we're using these days! Fast forward to the 4min 30 sec mark to get the real beginning of this event.)

The concert debuted on Nov. 6 and can viewed here.

Viewers may also download a concert program here.

Event info: (317) 940-9607 or

Image Credit: Cecilia and Vera Grossman

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