First Boston Byzantine Music Festival

Sounds of Constantinople

Photo © Eleni Papadopoulou

Date: Feb 25, 2014 Time: 7:00 PM–9:00 PM Location: Hellenic College Holy Cross Building: Maliotis Cultural Center Address: 50 Goddard Ave Brookline, MA 02445-7415

A concert by the acclaimed ensemble En Chordais exploring the rich musical heritage of the Byzantine Empire.

The internationally lauded En Chordais will perform a wide variety of vocal and instrumental pieces by composers of various ethnic origins spanning half a millennium, all of which are strongly connected to the rich musical heritage of the Byzantine Empire. Highlights of the evening will include one of the earliest notated Greek folk songs (16th c.), a lesser known instrumental masterpiece by the greatest post-Byzantine ecclesiastical composer, Petros the Peloponnesian (d. 1778), and songs from the late 19th- and early 20th-century pre-rembetiko scene in Constantinople.

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