Live Ideas: Arvo Pärt: Journeys in Silence – A Selection of Chamber Works

Arvo Pärt: Journeys in Silence, is a day-long immersion—through music, lectures and film—into the stillness and depth of Pärt’s powerful music and work, curated by Peter Bouteneff of the Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir’s Seminary.

Of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, The New York Times recently said that “No other living composer has so fervent a following or such a diverse group of fans.” Live Ideas’ second day—titled Arvo Pärt: Journeys in Silence—will explore Pärt’s body of work, including austere compositions known to stir immense passions. The day will conclude with a performance of his rarely heard chamber works, expressive of a wide range of his periods and tonalities, yet all unmistakably Pärt. The program will include works such as: Solfeggio (1963), Da Pacem (2004), as well as several mainstays of cinematic soundtracks: Fratres (1977), Spiegel im Spiegel (1978) and Für Alina (1976).

Note: Arvo Pärt will not be in attendence at Live Ideas.

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