Sacred and Profane: Byzantine and Ottoman Music Traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean


Friday, November 15, 2019, 2:00pm to 3:30pm


Lecture Hall 004, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

A journey through the world of Byzantine and Ottoman sacred and secular music and their legacy in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean. This highly interactive workshop examines the sacralization of the profane and the profanation of the sacred in music theory and practice of the Orthodox Christian and Islamic East.


Kyriakos Kalaitzidis, PhD, award-winning composer, musician, and founding member of the En Chords Ensemble

Rev. Fr. Romanos Karanos, Assistant Professor of Byzantine Liturgical Music, Hellenic College Holy Cross and Artistic Director of the Boston Byzantine Music Festival

The Pharos Ensemble. With Eirini Tornesaki - vocals, Vasilis Kostas - laouto, George Lernis - percussion and Panos Aivas - kanun

This event is in collaboration with the Center for the Study of World Religions  and is part of the 2019 Boston Byzantine Music Festival

The workshop is free and open to the public.

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