Composer Ivan Moody to present public lecture at St Vladimirs Seminary
- Composer Ivan Moody to present public lecture at St Vladimirs Seminary
The eminent composer and Orthodox priest Ivan
Moody will present a free public lecture at St
Vladimirs Seminary, Yonkers, NY on Tuesday,
April 27, 2010, at 7:30 PM. Fr Ivan is a priest
of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople,
and is Chairman of the International Society for
Orthodox Music. During his visit to the seminary
campus, he will offer a classroom lecture to
seminarians about arranging choral music for
parish use, and then give a presentation on
composing Orthodox music at the evening forum.
Father Ivan (b.1964) studied music and theology
at the Universities of London, Joensuu, and York.
His music has been performed and broadcast all
over the world, and recorded on labels such as
Hyperion, ECM, Telarc, Warner Classics, and Sony.
His largest works to date are Passion and
Resurrection (1992) and the Akathistos Hymn
(1999). Recent works include Ravenna Sanctus,
written for Chanticleer (2006); Stabat Mater
(2008) for choir and string quartet, commissioned
by the Oslo International Festival of Church and
Music; and Moons and Suns (2008), commissioned by
Ars Nova Copenhagen and the Raschèr Saxophone
Quartet. Current commissions include works for
the King's Singers, Seattle Pro Musica, and the English Chamber Choir.
As a conductor he works regularly with choirs and
ensembles in both Europe and America, and as a
musicologist has published extensively on early
and contemporary music in such journals as
Contact, Composer, Musical Times, Contemporary
Music Review, Anuario Musical, Revista Portuguesa
de Musicologia, Plainsong & Mediaeval Music and
Tempo. He is a contributor to the revised edition
of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and the
Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology, and is
currently a Research Fellow at CESEMUniversidade Nova, Lisbon, Portugal.
Fr Ivan will be in New York City for the premiere
of his new piano quintet, "Nocturne of Light," to
be performed by Paul Barnes and the Chiara
Quartet on Monday, April 26th at 7:30 PM at the
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space,
2537 Broadway at 95th Street. For more
information about the premiere, call (212)
864-1414 or visit www.symphonyspace.org.
For driving directions to the seminary, visit
http://www.svots.edu/travel-directions/. For more
information, contact events@... or call 914-961-8313 EXT 351.