Monday, December 1, 2008

Suedama Ensemble’s Masonic music

“Music teaches the art of forming concords, so as compose delightful harmony, by a mathematical and proportional arrangement of acute, grave and mixed sounds,” writes the venerable ritualist William Preston. “This art, by a series of experiments, is reduced to a demonstrative science, with respect to tones, and the intervals of sound. It inquires into the nature of concords and discords, and enables us to find out the proportion between them by numbers.”

On Thursday, the 11th of this month, Suedama Ensemble will perform at the 92nd Street Y. It’s a program titled “A musical exploration of Freemasonry and Kabbalah.”

David Greilsammer, artistic director, piano, conductor

Guy Feder, guest conductor

Gilad Harel, clarinet

Ethan Herschenfeld, narrator

RAMEAU: Overture to Zoroastre

MOZART: Masonic Funeral Music for Orchestra in C minor, K. 477

KEREN: On the Bridge of Words: A Triple Concerto for Narrator, Clarinet, Piano, and Chamber Orchestra (world premiere)

MILHAUD: La création du monde, Op. 81

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat Major, K. 482

Tickets available here.

“Mozart would have loved this!” - LE FIGARO

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