Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Towards A Marriage Of The Renaissance And Contemporary

Shelters from the storm... Today at noon Michael Harrison
leads his fine Palestrina Choir in a free hour long
performance at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street NW,
Washington, D.C., next to the Metro Center metro stop.

Then, tomorrow evening, October 26, at 7:30 PM,
the YL Male Voice Choir from Helsinki, Finland performs a
concert of music by Sibelius, Rautavaara, Randall Thompson,
Tormis, Yuasa, and Kuula at St. Mark's Episcopal Church,
Third and A Streets, SE, Washington, D.C., next to the
Capital South metro stop.

Oleg Kudryashov Icon 1991.

Completed by Kudryashov while living in exile in London from
1974 to 1995, and prior to his return to Moscow. The image
is his memory of his family's Orthodox Icon which they donated
to a Russian Orthodox Church. The central image is surrounded
by sketches of the hardships and absurdities of contemporary
modern life. (I own a unique edition of this large print, which
has a black book in the central image.)

Photo credit: Courtesy of Robert Brown Gallery.


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