MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC! PUBLIC CONCERTS feature Seminary Chorale and Octet, and Composer Arvo Pärt
March 19, Wednesday, 6:30 pm: St. Vladimir's Chorale sings the Presanctified Liturgy at Greek Orthodox Church of our Saviour, Rye, NY at the invitation of The Rev. Elias Villis
March 22-23, St. Vladimir's Seminary Octet sings the weekend services at St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Allison Park, PA, at the invitation of The Very Rev. Michael Senyo
May 1, St. Vladimir's Seminary Chorale, under the direction of Robin Freeman, will be performing at "Heaven and Earth: Sacred Music from the Byzantine Greek and Slavic Eastern Orthodox Christian Traditions," as a part of the "Spirit and Sound" Series hosted by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. Eleftherios Eleftheriadis, highly regarded Protopsaltis of St. Nicholas Shrine Church in Flushing, NY, will also present several selections. He has taught two public continuing education course in Byzantine Music at St. Vladimir's. Dr. Peter Bouteneff, associate professor of Systematic Theology, will be a panelist in a discussion which follows the concert.
May 31, Saturday, 8 pm: Music by Arvo Pärt, featuring the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Tõnu Kaljuste, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, NYC (pre-concert lecture at 7 pm)
June 2, Monday, 7 pm: Kanon Pokajanen (1997), by Arvo Pärt, featuring the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir under the direction of Tõnu Kaljuste, The Temple of Dendur, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC