Vardos has toured extensively for over two decades, acheiving 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.
This concert sees Vardos take a journey down the River Danube, winding through countries and making music along the way. Hear the wind blow on the river, generating spinning dances in Slovakian kitchens, fuelling the health spas of Serbia, growing apples and sustaining foxes in Bulgaria, Jewish dancers in Southern Ukraine and a whole region of folk music in Hungary. All presented with the captivating combination of violin, accordion, double bass, viola, hurdy gurdy, and songs in five languages.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Vardos
Alana Hunt violin
Sofia Chapman accordion/vocals
Kirri Büchler double bass
Dance, but don’t dismantle my oven
Hey Jancsika/ Dunarol fuj a szel
How beautiful is the pig’s snout
Niska Banja- drinks at the Serbian health spa
12 little foxes
The apple which fell from heaven
Doina Oltului- Song of the river Olt
This production is part of the following series:
Now in its ninth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.
Friday 28 February 2020 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $40 ($29 Concession)
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This concert is set in-the-round. Seating in the Primrose Potter Salon is general admission.
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