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Reasons to hear Maya Beiser perform “Elsewhere”

Maya Beiser performs the CelloOpera 'Elsewhere'

Wednesday April 3, 7:00-9:00 pm

JCC 6701 Hoover Rd. Indianapolis

Central Indiana is in for a treat on April 3, when Maya Beiser brings her cello magic to the JCC. Why do we think you should be excited about her performance of the CelloOpera (her term) “Elsewhere”?

  • Her performance is an ideal conclusion to Rabbi Sandy Sasso’s latest version of the Religion, Spirituality and the Arts Seminar, which explores Lot’s wife. Read Rabbi Sasso’s reasons here.
  • Maya Beiser is a legitimate cello superstar. Don’t rely on our assertion, experience her for yourself. She effortlessly crosses genres, and fully integrates the cutting edge technology into the performance of music old and new. Check out her TED Talk, where she plays a gorgeous eight-part modern etude with seven copies of herself, and segues into a meditative music/video hybrid — using tech to create endless possibilities for transformative sound.
  • She has a genuine passion for interfaith engagement. See this interview about “All Vows,” which is based on the Jewish prayer Kol Nidrei … composed by a Palestinian Muslim.
  • She is one of the rare classical musicians whose performance of rock enriches both classical and rock music. She discusses her approach here:
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  1. CIC March 29, 2019 Reply

    We are honored to co-host Maya Beiser, and grateful that Rabbi Sandy Sasso has put this together.

  2. CIC March 29, 2019 Reply

    Be sure to visit the art exhibit that’s part of the “Lot’s Wife” seminar. Even just following the seminar from a distance, we’ve learned a lot about Lot and his families.

  3. CIC March 29, 2019 Reply

    We’ve always thought that the story of Lot and his family is one of the earliest about the refugee experience: driven from their home by violence and destruction. What does this say about Lot’s wife being punished for taking a last glimpse of the home and friends she was being forced to leave behind?

  4. Susan March 29, 2019 Reply

    Can this be true, it’s free? Maya Beiser performances are very expensive in places such as New York.

    • John Clark March 29, 2019 Reply

      Yep, it costs nothing. Be sure to RSVP so you can get in.

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