Contemporary Cimbalom
Photo by Matthew Murphy
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Pop-Up Concerts

Bring a friend, grab a drink, and join us onstage for these fun, free, informal performances on select...

Pop-Up Concerts

Contemporary Cimbalom

Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 6pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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This concert explores the incredible sonic possibilities of the cimbalom. A trapezoid-shaped hammer dulcimer, cimbalom crops up regularly in the folk music of Hungary and Romania. The instrument was championed by a number of 20th-century classical composers, chief among them György Kurtág, whose pieces frame this Pop-Up program. A world premiere for violin and cimbalom by French Canadian composer François Rose rounds out this exploration of the instrument’s immense palette.


Bring a friend, grab a drink, and join some of today’s most interesting performers onstage at Miller Theatre. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.


Performers


Repertoire

  • Kurtág 7 songs for voice and cimbalom
  • François Rose Rosée du matin, flocons du soir for violin and cimbalom world premiere
  • Kurtág Scenes from a Novel for voice, violin, cimbalom, and double bass