TICKETED TALK at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Conversation Inspired by Arvo Pärt
On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir's Seminary are collaborating on a panel discussion to be held in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at the Museum. The talk is the last in a series of events that have featured the Estonian Orthodox Christian composer, Arvo Pärt. Scheduled for 6 p.m., the discussion is part of the Metropolitan Museum's new Conversation Series, "Spark." This event, "Spirit in Sound and Space—A Conversation Inspired by Arvo Pärt," will feature Dr. Robert Zatorre, a neuroscientist with the Montreal Neurological Institute, Architect Steven Holl, and SVOTS Associate Professor of Systematic Theology Dr. Peter Bouteneff. Professor Bouteneff is also a senior project advisor for the Arvo Pärt Project.
A concert devoted to Maestro Pärt's music was presented in New York City at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 31. Traveling from Estonia for these events were the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, with their conductor Tõnu Kaljuste.