Flutes of Hope to Perform at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

    Flutes of Hope to Perform at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

    March 3, 2017

    7:30 – 9:00 pm

    The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
    1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan

    The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is pleased to welcome back shakuhachi flautist Ralph Samuelson with Flutes of Hope on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street).

    Led by Ralph Samuelson since its Cathedral debut in 2012, Flutes of Hope is an annual music program paying tribute to the resilience and compassion of the Japanese people following the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor calamity of March 2011. Now commemorating the sixth anniversary of this unprecedented triple disaster, Flutes of Hope reaches out to the spirits of those lost and honors the selfless dedication of those rebuilding their communities.

    This year’s program is inspired by the themes of the Cathedral’s Dignity Initiative and The Christa Project and features poems written by earthquake survivors in Fukushima and neighboring regions.

    Participating artists include:

    • Ralph Samuelson, shakuhachi
    • Steve Gorn, bansuri
    • Elizabeth Brown, shakuhachi and silver ute
    • Sylvain Leroux, fula ute
    • Eiko Otake, recitation and dance
    • Karen Kandel, recitation

    For more information about the evening and to RSVP, please visit the Cathedral’s event page.