Sounding the Sacred: Music of Arvo Pärt

May 3, 2017
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
213 West 82nd Street
New York, NY 10024

We heartily invite you to a concert with performances by "Goeyvaerts String Trio+,” organist and Arvo Pärt scholar AndrewShenton, and percussionist Yousif Sheronick, at 7 p.m., May 3, 2017, at Holy Trinity Church, 213 West 82nd Street, NYC.

This concert is part of an international conference that focuses on the sonic effect of the music of Estonian composer and Orthodox Christian, Arvo Pärt. Stemming from the conference's theme, “Sounding the Sacred,” the performances of this concert will focus on how Pärt's music conveys its sacred content.

The concert venue is a stunning Byzantine-revival church renowned for its excellent acoustics and its exquisite Létourneau pipe organ. Among the concert's unique features will be the Goeyvaerts ensemble's performance of Pärt's "Stabat Mater" in just intonation, which renders acoustically pure intervals and allows for an experience that may alternately sound either utterly serene or oddly dissonant.

This concert, together with the conference, aims to present Pärt's music within a context that explores the relationship between human hearing and the holy.

For more information visit the Arvo Pärt: Sounding the Sacredconference website.
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*This event is sponsored in part through a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

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