Concert Cancellation Notification
We regret to advise Beautiful Balkans: Songs about Him on Saturday 21 November has been cancelled.
Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.
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Anja & Zlatna is a vibrant ensemble which fuses the beauty of traditional melodies from the Balkans and beyond with 17th-century practices and improvisations.
Its unique sound is due in part to its original approach to instrumentation featuring the harpsichord. Sometimes one hears guitars, cimbalom, accordion kaval or ney. Vocalists Anja and Zlatna vary their techniques from traditional European to the Bulgarian chest voice and unexpected percussive timbres offer new musical delights.
Anja & Zlatna continues a Balkan journey where the music and stories make you feel just like you are there. Hear Anja & Zlatna sing and play their wonderful repertoire, this time celebrating fathers, brothers, lovers and more. What happens when you fall in love when you’re young? Does a gentleman need money to marry the most beautiful girl in town? This musical journey is filled with humour in a program that connects the universal values of humanity. With harmony intrinsic to these songs, the voices of Anja and Zlatna delight your soul as the versatility of the instrumentalists charm your ears with the unexpected colours of the harpsichord.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Anja & Zlatna
Aleksandra (Anja) Acker artistic director/voice
Donald Nicolson harpsichord/organ/accordion
Kirsty Morphett voice
Ryan Williams recorders
Andrew Tanner acoustic bass/mouth-harp/balalaika
Tim Nikolsky guitar/acoustic bass
Matthew Horsley percussion/uilleann pipe
Serafim Protosindjel Petkovic
Srbski Vladika Nikolaj kod Atonskog Starca Siluana
Oj, ti momce Ohridjance
Cifte, cifte pajtonlari
Govori se da me varaš
Idi dodji asan aga
Majko ke odam
Serafim Protosindjel Petkovic
Sveti Mucenik Zosim Pustinjak
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.
Saturday 21 November 2020 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
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