Sounds Of The Spirit
Moscow String Quartet
Freer Gallery of Art
Thursday, May 21, 7:30 PM
Special guest: Sofia Gubaidulina
Born in the Tatar Republic of the former Soviet Union, Sofia Gubaidulina has earned commissions from the world’s leading ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic. The Moscow String Quartet, which was featured at a special seventieth birthday event held for Gubaidulina in London, performs her String Trio and String Quartet no. 4 (with Light Show).
Washington National Cathedral
Sunday, May 31, 2009. 5:15 PM
The feast of Pentecost and its liturgical hymns have inspired composers of organ music for centuries. Come hear this fiery music in a program which features Maurice Duruflé’s setting of Veni Creator Spiritus, complete with Gregorian chant sung by the men of the Cathedral Choir.
Light of the Soul Oratorio based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 
For Mixed Choir, Vocal Soloists, narrator, and 10 piece chamber ensemble.
I. The Problem of Union
II. The Steps to Union
III. Union Achieved and Its Results
Image credits: Wikipedia Commons and Rutgers University. With thanks.