The New Monastics
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:00 PM
St. Ignatius of Antioch
552 West End Avenue @West 87th Street View Map >
We continue our 34th season with an evening of works by John Tavener, Arvo Pärt, Henryk Górecki, Igor Stravinsky, and Geoffrey Burgon. Tavener, together with Pärt and Górecki, was well-known for his minimalist compositional aesthetic with a distinctly religious or mystical subject focus. His untimely passing in 2013, just a couple of months shy of turning 70, was a tremendous loss for the musical world. Using Tavener as a point of departure, this concert explores his musical sensibilities juxtaposed against that of Pärt and Górecki as well as Stravinsky (whose music influenced Tavener's early compositions) and Burgon, a contemporary composer and fellow Brit. Read the full press release.