The Cave Project
The Cave was presented by A&F at John Burroughs School, March 11-12, 2017
The Cave is a compelling multimedia presentation with video by Beryl Korot and music by Steve Reich. It features recorded interviews set to live music. Palestinians, Israelis and Americans were invited in the early 1990s to respond from their Muslim, Jewish and secular perspectives about the importance of the story of Abraham and his burial place, The Cave of Machpelah in Hebron. It is a place held sacred by Jews, Muslims and Christians.
Alarm Will Sound, an internationally acclaimed new music ensemble, performed.
A Pre-Event Interview on RAF-STL with Mont Levy, Chair, The Cave Project, Alan Pierson, Alarm Will Sound, Artistic Director & Conductor Gavin Chuck, Alarm Will Sound, Managing Director provides background on The Cave with some of the music.
Programming Initiatives around The Cave
Arts & Faith also assembled faith leaders, university and seminary presidents, and other
community leaders to produce programming events before and after the performances.
"Discussion of the Cave Project" Salem United Methodist Church, February 19, 2017
Interfaith Discussion: "Yours, Mine and Ours: Abraham's Modern Family"
Eden Theological Seminary, February 23, 2017
Two Panel Presentations: "Understanding the Music and The Text of The Cave"
The Sheldon Concert Hall, February 28, 2017
The Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis, March 5, 2017
Panel Discussion: "Who is This Abraham?" Fontbonne University Library, March 2, 2017
"The Cave: Common Ground" St. Louis County Library Headquarters, April 6, 2017
Join the upcoming conversations about the roots that bind us together:
"The Poet Rumi: Love is the Bridge"
Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church (USA) -- Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Panel Discussion: "Judaism, Christianity, Islam - What do they have in common?"
St. Louis Islamic Center Nur -- Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM
The Cave Project Committee
Arts & Faith St. Louis, Chair
Community Engagement, Chair
Bahar Bastani, MD
Shia Islamic Education Center
Pastor Sheila Bouie-Sledge
Salem United Methodist Church
John Burroughs School
Museum of Contemporary Religious Art
Holocaust Museum & Learning Center
Arts & Faith St. Louis
Dr. David Greenhaw
Eden Theological Seminary
Dr. Ghazala Hayat, MD
Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis
Rev. Dieter Heinzl, PhD
Rabbi Howard Kaplansky
Newmark Institute for Human Relations/JCRC
First Congregational Church of St. Louis, UCC
St. Louis Civic Orchestra
St. Louis County Public Library
Confluence Charter Schools
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Arts & Faith St. Louis
JCRC Student-to-Student Program
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
F. Javier Orozco, OFS, PhD
Archdiocese of St. Louis
Dr. Michael Pressimone
Paul K. Reuter
Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries
Iman Eldin Susa
St. Louis Islamic Center Nur