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A bridge traversed over decades

Camerata’s ‘Sacred’ work seeks out cultural similarities

Boston Camerata’s director emeritus, Joel Cohen, at home in Amesbury playing a Turkish lavta (lauta in Greece), continues to explore the common roots of musical civilizations. Boston Camerata’s director emeritus, Joel Cohen, at home in Amesbury playing a Turkish lavta (lauta in Greece), continues to explore the common roots of musical civilizations. (DINA RUDICK/GLOBE STAFF)
By David Weininger
Globe Correspondent / December 2, 2011
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Joel Cohen can remember the first time he and the early-music ensemble Boston Camerata performed “The Sacred Bridge.’’ It was in a medieval church in Paris, a city whose Jewish quarter had just been rocked by a terrorist attack. It didn’t feel like the best time to roll out a concert exploring musical links between Christian and Jewish cultures in the Middle Ages. But they did, and “The Sacred Bridge’’ has endured and evolved, in the Camerata’s repertoire. It will be performed tomorrow at Longy School of Music.

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THE BOSTON CAMERATA Joel Cohen, director

“The Sacred Bridge: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Europe””

Saturday, Dec. 3, 8 p.m.

At: Longy School of Music, Cambridge. 617-262-2092, bostoncamerata.org