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Press Release

9 December 2008

The Apogee Foundation Introduces Programs Fostering Synergy Among the World's Great Spiritual Traditions

Apogee is continuing the expansion of its intercultural Synergy Programs by promoting collaboration among musicians representing diverse spiritual traditions around the world.



"The world's great traditions of sacred music inspire excellence in people across all cultures and beyond all boundaries."

New York, London and Tokyo – The Apogee Foundation announced today that it is continuing the expansion of its internationally-recognized Synergy Programs with new Apogee Academy educational projects, Apogee Artists performance events, and Artists in Residence music compositions fostering intercultural collaboration among the world's great spiritual traditions.

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An international choir in performance at Apogee's Odessa International Music Festival

An international choir performing music from both sides of the former Iron Curtain at Apogee's Odessa International Music Festival in 2006

The Foundation's Synergy Programs are designed to provide gifted artists from diverse cultures opportunities for creative empowerment through the sharing of their artistry with each other and international audiences. Apogee's new sacred music programs will feature both gifted artists during their formative years of training and masters at the pinnacle of their careers, and will include the Foundation's first partnerships with preeminent choir directors and choral programs.

Upcoming events also will incorporate newly commissioned choral compositions from Apogee Composers in Residence who specialize in sacred musical expression. These newly commissioned artworks will be premiered in venues chosen for their intercultural significance.

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Dunya in performance at an Apogee sponsored Synergy Program at Harvard University

Dunya musicians Noam Sender and Mehmet Ali Sanlikol performing music from multiple spiritual traditions during an Apogee Synergy Program event at Harvard University in 2005

Apogee President Kenneth Schneider said "The world's great traditions of sacred music inspire excellence in people across all cultures and beyond all boundaries, and it is a privilege for Apogee to provide new opportunities for people everywhere to share in these ideals."

These programs will continue the Foundation's pattern of evolution from its origins as an East-West collaboration revitalizing the arts education systems of the former Soviet Union to a global philanthropic organization promoting the development of human creative potential.

To view the full version of this article, visit: http://www.apogeefoundation.org/media/2008/collaboration_spiritual_traditions.php

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