Annunciation

Portland

Friday 17 March 2023, 7:30 P.M.
The Madeleine Parish

Seattle

Sunday 19 March 2023, 4:00 P.M.
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

Chamber Music Based on Byzantine Chant

Virtuoso pianist and Byzantine cantor Paul Barnes leads this program with the 45th Parallel String Quartet in music inspired by Byzantine chant. Philip Glass wrote his Annunciation Quintet for Paul Barnes, who gave its world premiere before the composer in 2018, when Cappella Romana performed the chants upon which it is based. Violinist Ron Blessinger joins Barnes to perform Arvo Pärt’s most beloved work, with the program rounded out by Victoria Bond’s Illuminations on Byzantine Chant for solo piano.

Byzantine chants sung by Cappella Romana
A co-production with 45th Parallel

Philip Glass (1937–) Annunciation Piano Quintet
Arvo Pärt (1935–) Spiegel im Spiegel for piano and violin
Victoria Bond (1945–) Illuminations on Byzantine Chant for piano

Paul Barnes, piano • 45th Parallel String Quartet
Cappella Romana Chant Schola

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Venues

The Madeleine Parish

3123 NE 24th Ave, Portland, OR

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

2100 Boyer Avenue East, Montlake, Seattle

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