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Jung Society of Utah Presents: An Evening with Rumi, Soul-Fury and Kindness 
General Event Information
Event Category:
Live Music: Other
$20-35 * see below for ticketing information  
Dates and Times:
February 7, 7:00PM-8:45PM

Join us for the live video and audio event

An Evening of Rumi's Poetry
with Coleman Barks and David Darling

Soul-Fury and Kindness - Rumi and Shams Tabriz
Feb 7th, 7:00PM

The ecstatic poetry of 13th century Persian mystic Rumi. Performed by acclaimed translator, Coleman Barks, with Grammy award winning cellist, David Darling.

Experience thirteenth-century mystical poet Rumi as you never have before through the resonant, whiskey-and-syrup voice of Coleman Barks, a preeminent poet, scholar, and celebrated interpreter of Rumi's work. He is bard in the truest sense of the word. Coleman's extraordinary recitation is gracefully accompanied by the music of David Darling, a Grammy-winning artist who connects the earthy incense of Rumi's words with the celestial strings of the cello. In this exquisite performance, Heaven and Earth unite in one of the most stunningly beautiful expressions of music and poetry that you will ever experience.

Coleman Barks was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was educated at the University of North Carolina and the University of California at Berkeley. He taught poetry and creative writing at the University of Georgia for thirty years. Coleman is the author of numerous Rumi translations and has been a student of Sufism since 1977. His work with Rumi was the subject of an hour-long segment in Bill Moyers's Language of Life series on PBS, and he is a featured poet and translator in Bill Moyers's poetry special, "Fooling with Words." He is the father of two grown children and the grandfather of four. He lives in Athens, Georgia.

David Darling - "Maverick cellist" is the phrase most often assigned to Grammy-winning artist David Darling, but it hardly captures the richness, diversity, breadth and sense of humor of a man who literally redefines the way the cello is played and the way music is taught. His prolific collection of recordings and innovative performance style represent an eclectic variety of musical genres. His playful and unconventional teaching methods have helped open the world of music and improvisation to thousands of individuals.

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi was a Persian poet who lived during the 13th century. Rumi was an avid believer in the power of music, poetry, and dance as a direct path to God. Whether you are Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, or Muslim, Rumi's prolific descriptions of love, devotion, and divine illumination cut through the layers of religious dogma, cultural belief, and historic circumstance, leading us all to the mystical core that silently waits within every major spiritual tradition.

Sponsored by Two Arrows Zen ( and Jung Society of Utah (
Do not miss this romantic February event!

Date: Feb 7th, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Libby Gardner Hall (University of Utah)
1375 East Presidents Circle
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Cost: 20/35 reserve or call BrownPaperTickets at 800-838-3006.

If you can't make it in person, this event is live broadcasted via -

Cost: $22.75 incl. an audio recording of the event. (sign up before Feb 4th, you pay only 19.75) Reserve your spot here on

Watch part of the 2013 event here:
Venue Information
Libby Gardner Concert Hall  
University of Utah
1375 E. Presidents Circle  
Salt Lake City 
Zip Code:
United States 
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(801) 656-8806
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