401 Van Ness Avenue War Memorial Building
San Francisco, California 94102

Humanities West presents "Notre Dame: The Soul of Medieval Paris", a two-day program of lectures, discussions, and music exploring the celebrated cathedral’s long reign as the cultural, intellectual, religious, and economic center of Paris during the Middle Ages. The program takes place on Friday, November 4, from 7:30 pm to 10:15 pm and Saturday, November 5, from 10 am to 4 pm, at Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco.

"Notre Dame: The Soul of Medieval Paris" brings together a panel of noted scholars and performers to explore the wondrous art, architecture, and cultural influence of one of the world’s most famous cathedrals. The cathedral’s commanding towers, grand gargoyles, flying buttresses and soaring interior represent amazing achievements in medieval Gothic architecture. Its magnificent stained glass, sumptuous art, and glorious music have inspired awe and creative expression throughout the ages.

Speakers include Stephen Murray (Columbia), Clifford ‘Kip’ Cranna (SF Opera), Robert A. Scott (Stanford), Hester Gelber (Stanford), and Suzanne Guerlac (UC Berkeley); musical performances by Clerestory, a Bay Area nine-man classical a cappella ensemble, and multi-instrumentalist and singer Tim Rayborn of Berkeley.

Official Website: http://www.humanitieswest.org

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