A Historian’s Gaze into the Musical Debates of the Greek Orthodox in Nineteenth-century Istanbul

Date: Mar 23, 2022 Time: 12:00 PM–1:30 PM Location: Zoom Address: , REGISTER

Merih Erol, Özyeğin University, discusses the interplay of liturgical music and class and national identity in late Ottoman Istanbul.

A Historian’s Gaze into the Musical Debates of the Greek Orthodox in Nineteenth-century Istanbul

In her lecture, Dr. Erol will discuss the relationship between liturgical music and class identity, and the role of music in national identity formation by focusing on the Greek Orthodox community in late Ottoman Istanbul. She will investigate the discourse on music and the debates about the pending liturgical music reform among Greek Orthodox musicians and the educated elite at a time of remarkable social and economic change.

Part of the Boston Byzantine Music Festival Lecture Series exploring the musical heritage of the Byzantine Empire. The Boston Byzantine Music Festival is a program of the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture. 

This lecture will take place live on Zoom, followed by a question and answer period. Please register to receive the Zoom link.

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