Looking East from Byzantium

Looking East from Byzantium

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

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Celebrating the Metropolitan Museum’s recent acquisition of four Byzantine icons, this performance traces the trajectory of music east from Byzantium. It also demonstrates the
interconnectedness between Byzantine and Islamic chantand improvisation traditions through the remarkable playing of Mehmet Ali Sanlikol and master chanter Eleftherios

Tickets to this event include Museum admission.

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Above: Icon from a Pair of Doors (Panels, possibly part of a Polyptych: Saint Nicholas), early 15th century, Byzantine. Tempera and gold on wood; Overall ((d) St. Nicholas): 10 13/16 × 7 3/8 × 5/16 in. (27.4 × 18.8 × 0.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Mary and Michael Jaharis Gift, 2013 (2103.980d)

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