On April 16, the "Live Ideas" festival sponsored every year by New York Live Arts will feature a day of events focused on Arvo Pärt. Renowned composer and musician Laurie Anderson, who is curating the festival, enlisted St. Vladimir's Arvo Pärt Project to plan and organize three events called "Arvo Pärt: Journeys in Silence."
At noon there will be a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Peter Bouteneff, associate professor of Systematic Theology. The panel will feature Laurie Anderson, celebrated choral conductor and educator James Jordan of Westminster Choir College, and musicologist William Robin. At 4:00 p.m. a documentary film about Arvo Pärt, "24 Preludes for a Fugue," will be screened, followed by a Question and Answer session with Prof. Bouteneff. Finally, at 7:00 p.m., there will be a rare performance of Pärt's chamber works.
Bouteneff's new SVS Press book Arvo Pärt: Out of Silence, will make its public debut at this festival, with signings by the author after the mid-day and evening events.
Read about the seminary's 2014 Carnegie Hall concert, featuring the famed composer and his music.