Rhyton

Fri May 31 2013
Tenri Cultural Institute

New York, NY

In ancient Greek, Minoa and Persia, rhyta were ceremonial vessels in the form of animals, containers for wine and other beverages, associated with formal ceremonies, and ribald satyrs in equal measure. This concert presents works in the shape of animals, becoming a vessel of significance and representation and establishing a bridge between music and the natural world.

There is a $15 suggested donation; no advanced ticket purchase necessary.

(Image courtesy of The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies” (http://www.cais-soas.com) © 1998~ CAIS)

Programme:

“Once when father (George Ives) was asked: 'How can you stand it to hear old John Bell (who was the best stonemason in town) bellow off-key the way he does at camp-meetings?' his answer was: 'Old John is a supreme musician. Look into his face and hear the music of the ages. Don't pay too much attention to the sounds. If you do, you may miss the music. You won't get a heroic ride to Heaven on pretty little sounds!'”
--Charles Ives