Faith & Reason: New York Polyphony

    An ArtsLIVE Event

    Date: November 20, 2014

    Time: 8:00 pm

    Location: Church of the Holy Angels, 1322 Brown St.

    Sponsor: ArtsLIVE

 Eileen Carr

    Phone number: 937-229-2787

    New York's exceptional chamber quartet New York Polyphony specializes in ancient sacred music - but for this program the all-male ensemble tackles some slightly more modern music and philosophy. Along with traditional selections, their program will feature a contemporary piece inspired by one of history's great naturalists. Missa Charles Darwin, composed by Gregory W. Brown for the ensemble, sets Darwin's words (particularly On the Origin of Species) to the traditional musical mass form ("Missa"). Even the melody reflects the theme, as it is based on a genetic sequence that reappears and evolves over the course of the piece. In the great acoustic space of the Church of the Holy Angels, New York Polyphony's performance is sure to stir musings about the role of both faith and reason in art and life.

    This event is free and open to the public.