Musical tributes to Notre-Dame de Paris are popping up throughout the United States. New York is no exception to the rule. The UN Chamber Music Society, composed of United Nations staff members, is organizing a concert on Thursday, May 9, to “honor the legacy” of the Paris cathedral, which was ravaged by a fire on April 15. The concert will be held at the All Saints Episcopal Church.
On the program: pieces by Léonin and Pérotin, who were among the first classical music composers in history. They belonged to theÉcole de Notre-Dame, a term which refers to a type of polyphonic and religious music as well as that music’s early composers who worked in the cathedral in the 12th and 13th centuries. Chopin, Fauré, Debussy and works by composers such as Lili Boulanger and Pauline Viardot will also be performed by the ensemble.
The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be given to UNESCO for the reconstruction of the damaged cathedral.