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Byzantine Pop-Ups

Byzantine Pop Ups

It's the perfect holiday soundtrack for the Met's Medieval Sculpture Hall: a half-dozen pop-up concerts featuring hymns and carols of the Byzantine Empire. In these antiphonal works, performed by master cantors of the Eastern Orthodox community, the musicians alternate parts in multiple languages (ranging from Russian to Armenian to Greek to Arabic), weaving an evocative sonic tapestry from an exotic past.

Fridays, December 11 & 18: 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.

Presented in collaboration with the Axion Estin Foundation. 

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Above: Painted Copy of Deesis Mosaic, Byzantine, early 20th century (original dated 13th century). Paint on canvas, 12 ft. 11 1/2 in. × 19 ft. 8 7/8 in. (395 × 601.7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1941 (41.137)

Free with Museum admission

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  • MetLiveArts

    Byzantine Pop-Ups

    Friday, December 11, 4:00–4:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • MetLiveArts

    Byzantine Pop-Ups

    Friday, December 11, 6:00–6:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • MetLiveArts

    Byzantine Pop-Ups

    Friday, December 11, 8:00–8:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • MetLiveArts

    Byzantine Pop-Ups

    Friday, December 18, 4:00–4:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • MetLiveArts

    Byzantine Pop-Ups

    Friday, December 18, 6:00–6:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

  • MetLiveArts

    Byzantine Pop-Ups

    Friday, December 18, 8:00–8:30 p.m.

    Free with Museum admission

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Selected concerts throughout the year offer special $1 tickets for kids (ages 7–16) accompanied by an adult purchasing a full-price ticket (maximum three children's tickets per paying adult).

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