Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Vardos
‘The virtuosity is just faultless.’ fRoots magazine (U.K.)
Three-piece band Vardos transports you to Eastern Europe with its lively performances of traditional folk music. Praised for its flawless and authentic sound, the trio learnt its craft from Roma musicians over numerous travels abroad. Driven by Alana Hunt’s wild violin and amplified by the sounds of accordion and double bass, Vardos is ravishingly entertaining.
About this concert
With a flick of her bow, violinist Alana Hunt and the musicians of Vardos carry you away to a mystical, musical world of spells, charms and curses. Magical cures for illness, prophetic calls to war and the intoxicating quest for love are all embedded within the notes and lyrics of Eastern Europe’s rich musical heritage. Performing its own arrangements of these rarely heard tales and lyrics, Vardos puts an original spin on a spell-binding assortment of traditional tunes.
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Alana Hunt violin
Kirri Büchler double bass
Sofia Chapman accordion/viola/hurdy gurdy
Traditional Transylvanian ‘
De sok eső’ from village of Palatka
‘Pelin beau pelin mananc’ (‘All I eat is bitter’)
Entice your lover with herbs
Garlic and the magic stream
Ritualistic dance tunes
The dogs of the village bark at me
I shall live in a rosebush
Music of melodious witches
My mother cursed me
I will send 100 dogs
Amulet of the mountain
I would buy you a white horse
All works arranged by Vardos.
This production is part of the following series:
Now in its tenth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.
Three-piece band Vardos transports you to Eastern Europe with its lively performances of traditional folk music.
Friday 8 October 2021 7pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $40 ($29 Concession)
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