The Living Wisdom Concert Series – Music to Nourish the Soul

The Living Wisdom Concert Series seeks to further personal and global knowledge and understanding by breathing new relevance into ancient traditions, using music as a metaphor to demonstrate the historical and cultural ties intrinsic between us all. This four-part series will feature musical traditions from India, China, Babylon, Israel, Pakistan and Morocco. Each concert will focus on a specific musical tradition that has promoted healing and well-being since the earliest days of civilization. See below for more information.

The Southern California Parliament of the World’s Religions  one of LA’s leading interfaith organizations is a proud co-sponsor of UPR’s Living Wisdom Concert Series.   Since 2007 SCCPWR has been dedicated to creating multiple, groundbreaking events about current events and religious diversity involving both religious and secular communities, as well as drawing attention to the work of the global parliament. Visit www.SCCPWR.org for more information. The Southern California Parliament of the World’s Religions, one of LA’s leading interfaith organizations, is a proud co-sponsor of UPR’s Living Wisdom Concert Series.  Since 2007 SCCPWR has been dedicated to creating multiple, groundbreaking events about current events and religious diversity involving both religious and secular communities, as well as drawing attention to the work of the global parliament. Visit www.SCCPWR.org for more information.

Tickets can be purchased by phone Tuesday – Thursday, 10am – 4pm at: 323.663.2167 ext.112, at the door, 

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Burning Heart

Sunday, May 17th, 4pm – 6pm


We invite you to join us for the fourth and final installment of the Living Wisdom Concert Series, Burning Heart, with master Qalandar singer and harmonium player, Sukhawat Ali Khan, percussionist Jamie Papish, and Armenian master woodwind player Norik Manoukian.


Sukhawat Ali Khan a member of the Yuval Ron Ensemble, represents the family lineage of the 600-year-old Sham Chorasi traditional school of music, which was established during the reign of Emperor Akbar of India. His training in both classical raga and Sufi Qawwali singing began at the age of seven under his father, legendary Pakistani/Indian vocalist Ustad Salamat Ali Khan. A San Francisco Bay Area resident, Sukhawat teaches this musical style and performs concerts for dance and world music lovers everywhere.

Sukhawat has performed at the Montreal, Monterey and Prospect Park jazz festivals, the Fillmore in San Francisco, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and many other major venues and music festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe. His vocal abilities have been used on other recordings as well, including the Disney film, Hidalgo (2004).

The Yuval Ron Ensemble — Formed in 1999, The Yuval Ron Ensemble endeavors to alleviate national, racial, religious and cultural divides by uniting the music and dance of the people of the Middle East into a unique mystical, spiritual and inspiring musical celebration. The ensemble includes Jewish, Christian and Muslim artists who have been actively involved in creating musical bridges between people of various faiths and ethnic groups worldwide. Led by Award winning composer Yuval Ron (music for Oscar winning film “West Bank Story”) the Ensemble has enjoyed overwhelming community support, was chosen to be featured in PBS “Holiday Celebration” TV specials and was honored with the Los Angeles Treasures Award and the Lincoln/Standing Bear Gold Medal from the City of Lincoln, NE in appreciation of its efforts for peace and justice worldwide.

The Yuval Ron Ensemble Cd’s “Under The Olive Tree”, “Tree of Life” and “Seeker of Truth” have become international favorites with world music lovers and has been featured on National Public Radio’s “Echoes” and “Hearts of Space” programs. The Yuval Ron Ensemble was in residencies at numerous schools such as Yale University, John Hopkins University, UCLA, university of Chicago, Seattle University and Middlebury College and has performed numerous benefit concerts to support organizations that promote peace and help the disadvantaged. For more information: www.yuvalronmusic.com

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The Healing Power of Sound

Sunday, February 1st, 2015 4pm – 6pm


Join Yuval Ron, Master Bansuri Flutist Radha Reasad, and Gong Master Kenneth Goff in the healing sounds of Quigong and Gong Bath Meditation. Click here for the flyer for this event.

Desert Blues from the House of Wisdom

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 4pm – 6pm


Join Yuval Ron, Moroccan singer Elinor Sitrish and talented percussionist Jamie Papish, for a concert of soulful music bringing together ancient traditions from the deserts of Babylon, the Holy Land and the Golden Age of Spain. Click here for the flyer for this event.

Music of the Psalms

Sunday, April 26th, 4pm – 6pm


We invite you to join us in the third installment of the Living Wisdom Concert Series. Coming in April, the Yuval Ron Ensemble, featuring stunning vocalist Katyanna Zoroghlian, will take you on a journey through the biblical to contemporary world. We will unearth the origins of the Psalms, how they were created and how they were used in ancient rituals in Jerusalem.


The Yuval Ron Ensemble — Formed in 1999, The Yuval Ron Ensemble endeavors to alleviate national, racial, religious and cultural divides by uniting the music and dance of the people of the Middle East into a unique mystical, spiritual and inspiring musical celebration. The ensemble includes Jewish, Christian and Muslim artists who have been actively involved in creating musical bridges between people of various faiths and ethnic groups worldwide. Led by Award winning composer Yuval Ron (music for Oscar winning film “West Bank Story”) the Ensemble has enjoyed overwhelming community support, was chosen to be featured in PBS “Holiday Celebration” TV specials and was honored with the Los Angeles Treasures Award and the Lincoln/Standing Bear Gold Medal from the City of Lincoln, NE in appreciation of its efforts for peace and justice worldwide.

The Ensemble was invited by King of Morocco to appear at the International Sacred Music Festival of Fez, 2009 and had the honor to headline the benefit concert for the Dalai Lama’s initiative “Seeds of Compassion” promoting Compassion in Education, Business and Community. The ensemble was featured four times at the World Festival of Sacred Music in Los Angeles and was honored to perform at an International Peace Festival ‘05 in South Korea. In addition, the Ensemble was chosen by the Mid-Atlantic Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts to represent the United States and its cultural diversity at the International Folk Music Festival in Lublin, Poland in 2005. In 2006 the Ensemble was the first to introduce the music of the Middle East to Chihuahua, Mexico at the International Chihuahua Festival, and in 2007 it was featured in the International Oud Festival in Jerusalem as part of a Peace Mission Tour to Israel. In 2010 The Ensemble toured in Spain performing a unique collaboration with the Gypsy Flamenco artists of Andalusia in concerts in Seville, Jerez and Madrid. In 2011 the ensemble was invited by the Intercultural forum of the Association of writers and Journalists of Turkey to give a concert for peace in Istanbul and to conduct a Peace Mission Tour throughout Turkey.

The Yuval Ron Ensemble Cd’s “Under The Olive Tree”, “Tree of Life” and “Seeker of Truth” have become international favorites with world music lovers and has been featured on National Public Radio’s “Echoes” and “Hearts of Space” programs. The Yuval Ron Ensemble was in residencies at numerous schools such as Yale University, John Hopkins University, UCLA, university of Chicago, Seattle University and Middlebury College and has performed numerous benefit concerts to support organizations that promote peace and help the disadvantaged. For more information: www.yuvalronmusic.com

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