Sounding the Sacred Conference Page Goes Live!Arvo Pärt: Sounding the Sacred – the major international conference planned as part of the Sacred Arts Initiative — now has its own website. Available on the site are: a description of the conference, a listing of its principal speakers an announcement of a major concert event video conversations registration information Visit at: www.soundingthesacred.com
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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber ChoirThe Arvo Pärt Project (APP) at St. Vladimir’s Seminary and Sacred Music in a Sacred Space will present an All-Arvo Pärt Program performed by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir on Wednesday, February 1, at 7 p.m. at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, NYC. The concert will be conducted by Kaspars Putninš, artistic director and chief conductor of the choir, with K. Scott Warren, artistic director at St. Ignatius, as organist. As a leading proponent of Arvo Pärt’s music in the world, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir has won two Grammy awards for recordings of Pärt’s compositions. Their February concert program will include several of Pärt’s works both for a cappella choir, and choir and organ, among them:“Solfeggio,” “The Beatitudes,”“Summa,”“Magnificat,”“Dopo la vittoria,”“The Woman with the Alabaster Box,”“Nunc dimittis” and “Salve Regina.” Order tickets online here, or call 212.288.2520.
Cultivating StillnessArvo Pärt is an Estonian composer born in 1935. His compositions have had a deeper impact on music and culture than maybe any other living composer – minimalists build off his tintinnabuli songwriting technique, performers continue to experiment with his arrangements, and, perhaps most importantly, The Simpsons included Spiegel Im Spiegel in a couch gag. As a part of the Live Ideas festival (April 15-19) – sponsored by New York Live Arts and curated by Laurie Anderson – Arvo Pärt’s music will be the subject of a full day’s events. His work will sit alongside the festival’s impressive collection of musicians, including: Eyvind Kang performing Time Medicine with Laurie Anderson; Pauline Oliveros and IONE’s Water Above/Sky Below Now; John Zorn presenting music from In the Hall of Mirrors and his Masada project; and a Tai Chi demonstration set to Lou Reed’s DRONES. Read More