East Meets West

April 28, 2006

Two members of the SVA faculty have had recent successes outside the U.S. Last week, composer Edgar Grana (faculty, MFA Computer Art Department) flew to Italy for the premiere performance of his String Quartet N. 2 at the Sagrestia del Borromini in S. Agnese in Agone, a church in Rome’s Piazza Navona. Grana’s opus shared the bill with famed composers Nino Rota and Dimitri Shostakovich. The piece was played by the Harmos Quartet, which consists of Giacomo Invernizzi and John Maida on violin, Sylvia Mayinger on viola and Bernardino Penazzi on cello.

Further west, the Quebec-based International Journal of Hindu Studies (IJHS) has dedicated the entirety of its latest issue to the work of MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department Chair Thomas McEvilley. Each article is by a different scholar, addressing McEvilley’s 2002 book, The Shape of Ancient Thought (SVA/Allworth Press). The English-language edition is out now, and the IJHS is preparing an Indian version.

Image: The program from the April 23, 2006, concert at the Sagrestia del Borromini.

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