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As this year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of early-Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn, Musica Poetica, led by Yumiko Tanno, an expert on German Protestant music, is staging a concert on March 27 titled “The Evening of Passion Music” at Tokyo Cathedral.

The concert will feature two pieces by Mendelssohn — “Vespergesang” and “Der 22. Psalm: Mein Gott, Mein Gott, Warum has du mich verlassen?” — and a piece composed by Arvo Part in 1982, “Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem” (“Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to John”).

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