The Art of the Canon
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 W. 46th Street)
This performance is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.
THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY OCCURED IN A PREVIOUS SEASON!
Since the 13th century, composers have been obsessed with the musical canon, although the modern interpretation of the word was not realized until the 16th century. George Steel leads his Vox Vocal Ensemble in an exploration of this musical form and its progression over time. The program spans seven centuries, from Sumer is icumin in (probably the earliest example of a canon in existence) to a work written in the late 20th century.
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Major support for Early Music is provided by The Reed Foundation, Inc. and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. Major support for French Programming is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation.
photo by Hiroyuki Ito
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