Enjoy a special opportunity to engage with a theatre project in process!
Noor, a contemporary examination of Rumi and his muse, Shams, is a new work by young playwright Erum Khan about the navigation of identities here and now. It’s the story of the 17-year-old titular character’s journey through the end of adolescence, Islamic faith, and fraught relationships with friends and family. Directed by Erin Brubacher, the production combines live music by renowned sitarist Anwar Khurshid and Toronto-based electronic duo LAL.
Observe the play in development and rehearsals taking place inside the Mongolian yurt in the Museum’s courtyard.
Through performance projects, Generous Friend seeks to create worlds that reflect the current and fluid social, political, and cultural landscape in Canada.
Listening to Art, Seeing Music
Saturday, January 20 to Sunday, April 22
Musical Synthesis: Electrifying Traditional Music
Thursday, January 25, 1–2 pm
Listening to Art, Seeing Music with Amirali Alibhai
Tuesday, February 6, 6:30–7:30 pm
Singing as One: A Pathway to Pluralism
Thursday, February 8, 1–2 pm
Digital Music Creation for Youth
Sunday, February 11, 11 am–4 pm
Sephardic Music in the Mediterranean Soundscape
Sunday, February 25, 2–3 pm
Healing Power of Music: The Story of Musideum
Thursday, March 1, 1–2 pm
Music and Sound in the Muslim World
Wednesdays, April 11 to May 16, 6:30–8:30 pm
Photo by Khadeeja Sajid
Play in Progress: “Noor” by Erum Khan
Free with Museum admission