Vardos has toured extensively for over two decades, garnering glowing reviews for its electrifying live performances.
Led by violinist Alana Hunt, the ‘live wire in chief’, and learning their craft from folk and Roma musicians in Eastern Europe, Vardos combines accordion, double bass and violin in performances of stirring compositions that draw on gypsy form and melodies.
What inspired Bartók, Liszt and Chopin to add folk motifs into their works? Discover the folk traditions behind classical Eastern European masterpieces as Vardos gives new life to the original sources of inspiration. And enjoy gypsy-style classics that reflect ancient beginnings performed on early instruments such as the three-string viola and hurdy gurdy.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Vardos
Alana Hunt violin
Sofia Chapman piano accordion/vocals/viola/hurdy gurdy
Kirri Büchler double bass
Kodály’s Classic Verbunkos
Collected Romanian Dances
Romanian Folk Dances
Old Women’s Songs
What was heard in the village hall
George Enescu, Vardos
Frédéric Chopin, Vardos
Chopin returns to Poland
Johannes Brahms, Vardos
Sounds from the Carpathian mountains
Franz Liszt, Vardos
Hungarian Rhapsody No.2
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Vardos
Antonín Dvořák, Vardos
Dvorak’s New Old Symphony
Friday 24 May 2019 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $39 ($29 Concession)
This concert is set in-the-round. Seating in the Primrose Potter Salon is general admission.
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