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in partnership with

University of Miami Libraries and 
University of Miami School of Communication

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University of Miami Libraries, School of Communication and Miami Chamber Music Society present a special immersive event inspired by Dante Alighieri’s epic poem The Divine Comedy. This cutting-edge performance merges elements of literature, live classical music and originally produced short films that incorporate colorized drawings of the legendary French illustrator Gustave Doré. 

 

Raising questions that are still relevant today, Dante’s work helped produce the intellectual and cultural changes known as the Renaissance, which transformed the world forever. It inspired music, films, novels. Artists, including Salvador Dalí and Sandro Botticelli, have produced paintings echoing stories Dante told. Recently, Dante’s work was adapted for the mystery thriller film Inferno, starring Tom Hanks. 

 

This special event will present a contemporary interpretation of this timeless literary masterpiece, combined with thrilling music of Franz Liszt, narration and stunning visuals, it will take the audiences on a majestic journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and onto the glorious realm of Paradise.  

 

Concept and visuals: Prof. Ali Habashi, School of Communication

Music performance: Beiyao Ji, Doctoral Candidate in Piano Performance, Frost School of Music

Book Presentation: University of Miami Libraries

 

 

The Divine Comedy is part of an ongoing cutting-edge multidisciplinary cultural series with a goal to spark curiosity, educate and offer first-rate programming, exploiting innovative technology for education and artistic expression and responding to the rare diverse original documents preserved in University of Miami’s Special Collections for the benefit of the community at large.  

 

 

Supported in part by the University of Miami Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.  

Mission Statement

Miami Chamber Music Society is committed to presenting world-class classical music performances to the audiences of Miami-Dade, commissioning new works in various artistic disciplines, developing educational initiatives, and maximizing the positive impact of art on the community. 

SUPPORT MAINLY MOZART FESTIVAL

Mainly Mozart Festival would not be possible

without your generous support!

Please direct your donations to Miami Chamber Music Society, a not-for-profit organization that operates the Mainly Mozart Festival.

 

Miami Chamber Music Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Miami Chamber Music Society are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Save the date:

We hope to enjoy  your company at the Miami Chamber Music Society's next event Dante's Divine Comedy: an inspiring and ground-breaking journey with literature, music and film, on Saturday, October 16 at 4pm at the Kislak Center at the University of Miami Libraries. Limited tickets will go on sale on October 6, 2021

TICKETS available on October 16, 2021

University of Miami Libraries, School of Communication and Miami Chamber Music Society present a special immersive event inspired by Dante Alighieri’s epic poem The Divine Comedy. This cutting-edge performance merges elements of literature, live classical music, originally produced short films that incorporate colorized drawings of the legendary French illustrator Gustave Doré and a series of choreographed projections. 

 

Raising questions that are still relevant today, Dante’s work helped produce the intellectual and cultural changes known as the Renaissance, which transformed the world forever. It inspired music, films, novels. Artists, including Salvador Dalí and Sandro Botticelli, have produced paintings echoing stories Dante told. Recently, Dante’s work was adapted for the mystery thriller film Inferno, starring Tom Hanks. 

 

This special event will present a contemporary interpretation of this timeless literary masterpiece, combined with thrilling music of Franz Liszt, narration and stunning visuals, it will take the audiences on a majestic journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and onto the glorious realm of Paradise.  

 

Concept and visuals: Prof. Ali Habashi, School of Communication

Music performance: Beiyao Ji, Doctoral Candidate in Piano Performance, Frost School of Music

Book Presentation: University of Miami Libraries

 

 

The Divine Comedy is part of an ongoing cutting-edge multidisciplinary cultural series with a goal to spark curiosity, educate and offer first-rate programming, exploiting innovative technology for education and artistic expression and responding to the rare diverse original documents preserved in University of Miami’s Special Collections for the benefit of the community at large.  

 

 

Supported in part by the University of Miami Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.  

Mission Statement

Miami Chamber Music Society is committed to presenting world-class classical music performances to the audiences of Miami-Dade, commissioning new works in various artistic disciplines, developing educational initiatives, and maximizing the positive impact of art on the community. 

SUPPORT MAINLY MOZART FESTIVAL

Mainly Mozart Festival would not be possible

without your generous support!

Please direct your donations to Miami Chamber Music Society, a not-for-profit organization that operates the Mainly Mozart Festival.

 

Miami Chamber Music Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Miami Chamber Music Society are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.