Lyrical Charms & Incantations

Vardos

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Vardos

Details

‘The virtuosity is just faultless.’ fRoots magazine (U.K.)

About Vardos

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.

COVID Safety

Melbourne Recital Centre is committed to the safety of our artists, staff and patrons. When we reopen, a range of public health, hygiene and physical distancing measures will be in place. Click here to learn more.

ARTISTS

Vardos
Alana Hunt violin
Kirri Büchler double bass
Sofia Chapman accordion/viola/hurdy gurdy

PROGRAM

Traditional Transylvanian
De sok eső’ from village of Palatka

Traditional Romanian
‘Pelin beau pelin mananc’ (‘All I eat is bitter’)

Traditional Romanian
Entice your lover with herbs

Traditional Romanian
Garlic and the magic stream

Traditional Transylvanian
Ritualistic dance tunes

Traditional Hungarian
The dogs of the village bark at me

Traditional Hungarian
I shall live in a rosebush

Traditional Moldavian
Music of melodious witches

Traditional Hungarian
My mother cursed me

Traditional Hungarian
I will send 100 dogs

Traditional Romanian
Amulet of the mountain

Traditional Macedonian
I would buy you a white horse

All works arranged by Vardos.

Series

This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2021

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.

Vardos

Three-piece band Vardos transports you to Eastern Europe with its lively performances of traditional folk music.

Venue