Second Boston Byzantine Music Festival

Nov 14, 2014–Nov 15, 2014

The Second Boston Byzantine Music Festival presents a dynamic and engaging collection of performances that explore the musical tradition of the Byzantine Empire and its points of contact with the music of Western Europe and the Ottoman Empire.

The Second Boston Byzantine Music Festival features performances by the internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble Cappella Romana, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir, and the renowned DÜNYA ensemble. Cappella Romana will perform The Fall of Constantinople, which includes majestic Byzantine chants, Latin ceremonial motets, and two laments commemorating the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. The Archdiocesan Byzantine Choir will celebrate the music of Petros the Peloponnesian (d. 1778), one of the greatest post-Byzantine ecclesiastical composers. DÜNYA ensemble will recreate a princely recital featuring music notated by nineteenth-century Greek Orthodox cantors.

A series of free lectures and workshops will be offered during the festival. Alexander Lingas, artist director of Cappella Romana, and Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, director of DÜNYA’s performance, will deliver lectures providing the historical context for the concerts. Explore the music presented in the concerts further through a series of hands-on workshops given by well-known musicians and composers.

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Tickets: $25 per concert • $40 for both concerts • Students: $12 per concert with valid ID
Limited box office sales on the day of performances: $30 per concert. No discounts.

Online tickets sales end at 4:00 p.m. the day of the performance. Tickets may be purchased at the Maliotis Cultural Center Box Office prior to the performance. Tickets at the door: $30 per concert. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Lectures and workshops are free, but seating is limited. Advance registration is recommended.




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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