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HCHC Professor of Byzantine Chant to Present at National Chant Festival

Hellenic College Holy Cross Professor of Byzantine Chant Dr. Grammenos Karanos will be participating in this year’s Mostly Orthros Festival on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The festival, presented by the Axion Estin Foundation, consists of a conference during the day and a concert in the evening.  

The international conference will take place at the James Chapel of the Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway at 121st Street, New York, New York, 10027. It will include a keynote address entitled “The All-Night Vigil at the Tomb of Jesus in Early Christian Jerusalem, and its Musical Legacy East and West” by Dr. Peter Jeffery, Michael P. Grace II Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and Scheide Professor of Music History Emeritus at Princeton University. Additional presentations will be delivered by distinguished scholars Dr. Susan Boynton, Columbia University; Dr. Alexander Lingas, City University London; Dr. Achilleas Chaldaeakes, Music Department of Athens University, Greece; and Dr. Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, Brown University & Emerson College. Doctoral candidates presenting recent findings from their doctoral dissertation research include Alan Gampel, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University; Spyridon Antonopoulos, City University London; Jamie Greenberg Reuland, Department of Music, Princeton University; Adrian Sarbu, Iasi, Romania. For more information on the conference, contact Dr. Angelo Lampousis at (914) 235-6100 or alampousis@gc.cuny.edu.

The concert event will take place at Artswestchester located at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, New York, from 7:30-9:00 p.m. It will explore the cultural differences between Byzantine Music and Ottoman/Turkish Music and will be complemented by a pre-concert lecture given by Dr. Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol. The first part of the music program will feature Byzantine Chant compositions interpreted by Eleftherios Eleftheriadis, instructor of Byzantine Music at the William Spyropoulos School of Flushing, New York, and Protopsaltes (head chanter) of Saint Nicholas Shrine Church of Flushing, New York. The second part of the music program will feature a performance of Ottoman and Turkish Music by Dr. Sanlıkol of the Dünya ensemble. For more information on the concert, contact Dr. Tom van Buren at (914) 428-4220 x 329.