Category: Concerts

Musical Encounters: From the Mediterranean to the Black Sea

Musical Encounters: From the Mediterranean to the Black Sea, Princeton University, Hamilton Murray Theater

Featuring Nikos Michailidis (pontian Lyra, vocals) and John Themelis (laouto,santouri, lyra, tsampouna, vocals), John Stathos (clarinet), Nicholas Sofos (violin), Demetri Tashie (kaval, percussion), and Mavrothis Kontanis (oud, vocals)

A musical exploration of the interconnections of the Greek and Mediterranean worlds based on the collaboration of folk instruments and on diverse performance techniques. The concert will invite audiences to experience and enjoy the richness and affective power of these diverse musical genres.

Heaven & Earth: Sacred Music from the Byzantine Greek & Slavic Eastern Orthodox Christian Traditions

Spirit and Sound: A Concert Series presents Heaven and Earth: Sacred Music from the Byzantine Greek and Slavic Eastern Orthodox Christian Traditions

The Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life (Columbia University) will present Heaven and Earth, featuring noted chanter Eleftherios Eleftheriadis of St. Nicholas Greek Shrine Church, Flushing, New York and singers from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, located in Crestwood, New York. Liturgical music from Byzantine Greek and Slavic traditions will be presented along with a panel discussion on the spiritual, devotional, and musical dimensions of this music both for the musician and the listener. Special attention will be paid to issues of how Orthodox Christian liturgical music serves as a medium of spiritual and community formation, is a vital part of Orthodox faith identity and practice, and the intricate ways in which music functions within Orthodox liturgies.

Dr. Spyridon Antonopoulos, City University London
Dr. Peter Bouteneff, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
Dr. Nina Glibetic, Yale Institute of Sacred Music
V. Revd. Dr. John A. McGuckin, Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary

Hosted and curated by:
Lisa Radakovich Holsberg, Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University

Seating is limited, and a reservation is required.

Co-sponsored by the Glicker-Milstein Theatre.  Presented in association with the Axion Estin Foundation and St. Vladimir’s Seminary.



for Byzantine Arts and Culture

Founded in 2010 through a generous gift from the Jaharis Family Foundation, the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of knowledge about the rich heritage of Byzantine art and culture.

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