Monday, November 27, 2006

National Public Radio Commits Intellectual Suicide; Millennium Of Music Continues In Catacombs Of The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Cappella Romana

Thursday, November 30, 2006, 7:30 pm, Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Cappella Romana, a leading Byzantine music ensemble of virtuoso singers from Greece, England, and the United States, performs "Medieval Byzantine Chant: Advent and Christmas from St. Catherine’s Monastery, Mt. Sinai, Egypt." The concert features music from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, including works by Manuel Gazes and St. John Koukouzeles. This concert is part of the Meyer Concert Series and is presented in cooperation with the J. Paul Getty Museum exhibition Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai.

Cappella Romana

Friday, December 1, 2006, 12 pm, Sackler Gallery of Art, level 1, Washington, D.C.
Saturday, December 2, 2006, 12 & 2 pm, Sackler level 1
Sunday, December 3, 2006, 12 & 2 pm, Sackler level 1

Experience the beauty of biblical texts as they were heard in Orthodox churches throughout the medieval world. They are performed by three members of the Cappella Romana ensemble: Artistic Director Alexander Lingas, a leading authority on Byzantine music; Stelios Kontakiotis, master chanter and choir director at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Washington, D.C.; and John Michael Boyer, Protopsaltis of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco.

Chanting the Hebrew Scriptures

Friday, December 8, 2006, 12 pm, Sackler sublevel 1
Sunday, December 10, 2006, 12 & 2 pm, Sackler sublevel 1

Hear the recitation and chanting of Hebrew scriptures as they were originally prescribed in the tenth-century Aleppo Codex, the treasured manuscript on view in the exhibition In the Beginning. Leading the sessions are cantors Arnold Saltzman (December 8 at 12 pm), Ramon Tasát (December 10 at 12 pm), and Emanuel Perlman and Kim Konrad (December 10 at 2 pm). Presented in cooperation with the Cantors Assembly.

In the Beginning, The Bible Before The Year 1000, A Millennial Opportunity, at the Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art, Washington, D.C., United States

Saints Sergius and Bacchos. Icon. Kyiv, Ukraine, Museum for Western and Oriental Art. Byzantine. 6-7th CE.

Image credit: Kyiv Museum for Western and Oriental Art via With thanks.

The Kyiv Museum for Western and Oriental Art shows art of Bellini, Perugino, Velasquez, Morales, Zurbaran;the old Netherlandish, Dutch and Flemish masters,the exquisite elegance of the French Baroque and Rococo.It has unique Byzantine icons of the 6th century CE.


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