Avner Dorman


Merima Kljuco, accordion



Program: Two Faiths: One Spirit

Bardanashvili Elegy for Strings
Kljuco Sarajevo Haggadah: Book of Songs
Ranjbaran Seven Passages
Cohen Warzawat


The musical centerpiece of TWO FAITHS: ONE SPIRIT is Sarajevo Haggadah: Book of Songs by the internationally known Bosnian composer and  accordionist Merima Klujčo. This work was inspired by the journey of a breathtakingly illustrated Jewish manuscript from its creation in  15th-century Spain to Sarajevo, where it was hidden from the Nazis by a Muslim Imam during World War II. Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks tells a fictionalized version of the story in her novel People of the Book and she will be present for this project.
Ms. Brooks will be joined by author Joshua Hammer, whose The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu tells a true parallel story that recounts the  rescue of a priceless treasury of 15th-century Muslim manuscripts and artifacts created in Timbuktu from the Al-Qaeda invasion of Mali in 2012.  An essential part in that story was played by Dr. Henry Lewis Gates, Harvard professor and Peabody Award winner for his PBS documentary about African history.




Wednesday, March 14,
7.30 PM

Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Boulevard, Beachwood

Thursday, March 15,
7.30 PM

St. Jerome Church, 15000 Lake Shore Blvd, Cleveland


Friday, March 16,  11:00 AM

Cuyahoga County Library 2121 Snow Rd, Parma

7:30 PM 

Lakewood Congregational Church, 1375 West Clifton, Lakewood


Saturday, March 17,
8.00 PM

Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus, 3649 E. 65th Street, Cleveland


Sunday, March 18,
4.00 PM

St. Mary Parish, 320 Middle Ave, Elyria





Cuyahoga Arts & Culture



Cuyahoga County Library

Temple Tifereth-Israel

Anshe- Chesed Fairmount Temple




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