Seraphic Fire: IKON 2/15/09

Seraphic Fire: IKON
Sunday, February 15, 4:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Community Church, 1620 Drexel Avenue
Two years after Rachmaninoff wrote his famous Vespers in 1915, the Russian Revolution silenced sacred music and the voice of the Russian Orthodox Church. Today, one hears resurgence in the glorious Orthodox musical tradition. John Tavener’s Greek Orthodox inspired compositions and Arvo Part’s reverent treatment of Church Slavonic hearken back to the glory of Orthodox composition typified by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and Bortniansky.