Thursday, March 29, 2012

Holy Week and Japanese Court Music

Music particularly at this liturgical season in New York City is truly wonderful. What an abundance of choice!

This Friday, Teares of the Muses is offering a concert at St Michael's Church on the Upper West side:

O Traurigkeit
Memorial Concert for David W. Fenton
St. Michael's Church
225 West 99th Street, New York City
Entrance on Amsterdam Avenue
Friday, March 30 at 7:30 pm
Suggested donation: $20/$15 students
The Teares of the Muses with guests Kathleen Cantrell, Campbell Rightmyer, Carlene Stober, and John Cantrell will perform "O Traurigkeit" on Friday, March 30, 2012 at St. Michael's Church at 7:30 p.m. The Memorial concert for David Fenton features German 17th-century music for Good Friday from the CD, Ein Lämmlein. The program opens with Capricornus's moving O Traurigkeit, O Herzeleid.
The Tallis Scholars are singing that same night at St Bart's in midtown.
There's also a concert at Columbia University sponsored by the Medieval Japanese Studies organization that is free (register at the link): Glories of the Japanese Music Heritage
"Japanese Sacred Gagaku Court Music and Secular Art Music: Ancient Soundscapes Reborn" 
Friday, March 30, 2012, 8:00 pm 
Miller Theatre, Columbia University

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