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:

“The introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state, for styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions. ... The new style, gradually gaining a lodgment, quietly insinuates itself into manners and customs, and from it ... goes on to attack laws and constitutions, displaying the utmost impudence, until it ends by overturning everything.”
--Plato, "The Republic"