Thursday, May 21, 2009

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.


Jack Reilly

Light of the Soul
Oratorio based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali [1974]

For Mixed Choir, Vocal Soloists, narrator, and 10 piece chamber ensemble.

Date TBA


I. The Problem of Union

II. The Steps to Union

III. Union Achieved and Its Results

IV. Beginning

Image credits: Wikipedia Commons and Rutgers University. With thanks.


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