Welcome to the 2012
White Light Festival,
our third annual exploration of the unparalleled power of performance to illuminate the many dimensions of our interior lives. The Festival is an artistic invocation, a concert-hall sanctuary from the storm and stress of urban life. This year, we focus on the body as a vehicle for transcendence, featuring inspiring and joyful dance works from Ireland, the U.K., and India. We explore the musical benedictions of Gustav Mahler and the hauntingly spare music of Arvo Pärt. We welcome artistic expression from around the world—choirs from Georgia and Latvia, France’s Les Arts Florissants, and China’s Wang Li. And America’s own genre-defying Mary Chapin Carpenter is certain to entrance her audience through the immediacy of a singer-songwriter’s voice.
We invite you to extend your White Light experience through a variety of complimentary events, including conversations with artists and scholars, a free opening-night concert, and post-performance White Light Lounges.
It is our wish that the White Light Festival bring you moments of wholeness in this increasingly fragmented world. We look forward to seeing you often.
Ehrenkranz Artistic Director