‘[Vardos] plays with formidable panache.’ The Herald (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 the concert
From feast to famine, the culinary identity of Eastern Europe can be traced back through song. Vardos delves into the great melting pot of music from Hungary, Romania and their neighbours, stirring up many delicious discoveries to savour. Original arrangements of rarely heard songs about cooking and food provide a glimpse into the region’s wonderful culture. Vardos’s enthusiasm for this scrumptious fare, combined with its stunning musical talents, entices you to journey further and sample every course.
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Alana Hunt violin
Kirri Büchler double bass
Sofia Chapman accordion/viola/hurdy gurdy
Traditional The best bacon song
Traditional Romanian The charm of basil
Traditional Transylvanian ‘Nincsen kenyer’
Served with bread
Traditional ‘Fehér fuszulyka virág’ – bean dish
Traditional Romanian Tale of the stone soup
Traditional Paprika suite
Traditional Red wine and goulash song
Traditional Romanian Songs of Romanian green leaves
Traditional Tomato ‘natur’
Traditional Greek salad
Traditional Sweets suite
Traditional Turkish Turkish coffee song
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.
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Friday 26 February 2021 7pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $40 ($29 Concession)
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