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)

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“[W]e are modern by the very simple fact that we live in the present. Nobody has yet discovered the art of living in the past, and not even the futurists have discovered the secret of living in the future. We are modern whether we want to be or not.”
--Jorge Luis Borges