About the Concert
Building on our two sold-out concerts of the music of Arvo Pärt at the Metropolitan Museum in 2021, EXO and the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine present Arvo Pärt's masterpiece Passio for two concerts, on January 26 and 27, 2024.
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Enrico Lagasca, Jesus
Haitham Haidar, Pilate
Conducted by James Blachly
Concert Details TBD
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Smyth’s haunting music, given here in conductor James Blachly’s new edition, is beautifully constructed and highly evocative (with quotes or allusions to earlier Smyth scores). Her orchestration is limpid and masterly, rendered lovingly here by Blachly with the Experiential Orchestra. The choral contribution is relatively minor, the focus rightly on the two soloists, but again superbly performed… Magnificent sound from Chandos, too. Very strongly recommended.