Featuring artists George Stathos, clarinet; Anastasis Sifounios, violin; John Themelis, laouto; Lamprini Kampoura, kanun and vocals; George Rabos, percussion; Eleftherios Eleftheriadis, vocals; Demetrios Kehagias, vocals and oud; Christos Chalkias, vocals and oud (online-streaming connection with Thessaloniki, Greece).
Commentary by Helen Evans
, PhD, Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator of Byzantine Art, Medieval Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and by Peter Jeffery
, Michael P. Grace Chair in Medieval Studies, Professor of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Department Chair, Department of Music, University of Notre Dame.
Images of monumental Byzantine architecture provided by Vasileios Marinis
, Associate Professor of Christian Art and Architecture of Yale University will be projected throughout the concerts.
Celebrating the one-year anniversary of the inscription of Byzantine chant by UNESCO in the representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity (UNESCO intergovernmental meeting in Bogotá, Colombia, December 2019).
Dedicated to the memory of the late Katy Romanou (1939-2020)
. Professor Romanou offered the English translation of the “Great Theory of Music” book by Chrysanthos of Madytos (1814) which was published officially for the first time in the United States by the Axion Estin Foundation in 2008.
Tickets are a donation with a suggestion of $20.00
Axion Estin Foundation’s Byzantine Soundscapes program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.