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Balkanicus - Balkan contemporary chamber music concert


Date: 05/02/2010

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall - Ferguson Hall

Cost: Free


University of Minnesota School of Music and West Bank School of Music present BALKANICUS - the Sixth Annual Concert of Balkan New Chamber Music

This is the sixth concert in a series created in 2003 by the Bulgarian cellist Nickolai Kolarov to showcase new music from the Balkans. The concert features some of the best musicians in the area such as Philip Zawisza (baritone), Patrick O'Keefee (clarinet), Nickolai Kolarov (cello), Orieta Dado (violin), Alistair Brown (viola) and the pianists Jill Dawe and Matthew McCright. At the concert you will enjoy pieces by Thomas Simaku from Albania, Kamran Ince from Turkey, and the Bulgarians Peter Kerkelov and Vasil Kazandjiev. Kamran Ince will be present for the concert and will also give a presentation on Balkan new music.

Most of the pieces are American premieres of compositions by composers of different generations and styles, inspired by diverse sources from regional folk music to Ligeti's influence, but all united by 'spiritus balkanicus'.

This concert is made possible, in part, with funds provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council from an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature and with support from the University of Minnesota European Studies Consortium.

Further information: 651-592-1315 (Nickolai Kolarov)  




Convenient parking is available at the University's 19th Avenue and 21st Avenue parking ramps; you must pay a fee to park in these ramps. More information is also available on the University Parking and Transportation Services website.

Reservation Information:

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations not required. Seats are available on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Lisa Marshall, School of Music, 612/626-1094 or mus-ppr@umn.edu.

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