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Greek medicine in New York

Askeplios is the name of the Greek god of medicine, usually depicted next to a snake entwined on a stick, a symbol of renewed life. Askeplios is also one of the works by the Bilbao composer Gabriel Erkoreka that can be heard on 28 April at the Judson Memorial Church in New York, performed by the Maya Ensemble, whose members are the flutist Sato Moughalian, harpist Bridget Kibbey and percussionist John Hadfield. Premiered in Manhattan last June, in this piece Erkoreka uses melodic archetypes from Greek traditional music, which twist and turn like the snake on the Greek physician’s stick. You can find information on performances of this and many other composers’ music in the Tritó concert schedule