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Celebrating Arvo Pärt at The Met


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October 31 and November 1, 2021

Sunday at 3pm and Monday at 7pm


The Met Fifth Avenue

Gallery 131, The Temple of Dendur

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The Temple of Dendur is the setting for the haunting world-premiere of O Holy Father Nicholas, commissioned by Nektarios S. Antoniou for The Schola Cantorum, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Created by the revered Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, it celebrates the rededication of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and the National Shrine at Ground Zero. Masterpieces from the composer’s seven-decade career are performed by the Artefact Ensemble, under the direction of Grammy-nominated choral conductor Benedict Sheehan. Soloists from Experiential Orchestra are conducted by Grammy Award-winning James Blachly. 

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This program is made possible by the Adrienne Arsht Fund for Resilience through Art, William H. Wright II and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and David Bushler.

Image: Arvo Pärt. Photo by Kaupo Kikkas.

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