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I’m not a religious person, but Chants, Hymns, and Dances by German cellist Anja Lechner and Greek pianist Vassilis Tsabropoulos at least makes me glad religion exists. The disc consists of music by Greco-Armenian mystic-cum-nutjob Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff—who composed these works between 1925 and 1927 based on half-remembered songs he’d heard during spiritual travels through Asia Minor, Tibet, Afghanistan, and elsewhere—and Greek pianist Tsabropoulos, whose compositions are partially based on Byzantine hymns that are still sung in the Greek Orthodox Church. The results are combinations of Oriental and Occidental meditative sounds, with an improvised looseness that also manages to suggest folk. Maybe this supremely glorious music could have been created outside of religious influence, but I wouldn’t want to chance it. Lechner and Tsabropoulos perform at 6 p.m. on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. Free. (202) 467-4600. (Christopher Porter)