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Tufts presents Hammered Realm

Posted by boston.com  February 22, 2014 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the Tufts University Department of Music: 

The Tufts University Department of Music presents Hammered Realm: The Ever-Present Cimbalom, a concert by the Ludovico Ensemble, in the Distler Performance Hall at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 8 p.m.

The Ludovico Ensemble, founded in 2002 by artistic director Nicholas Tolle and currently serving as the Ensemble-in-Residence at Boston Conservatory, presents works featuring the cimbalom. This Hungarian instrument, similar to the hammered dulcimer, is practically unknown in the United States as a concert instrument. What little familiarity the general public has with it is as a Roma folk instrument, or as something played on the street corners and restaurants of Budapest. In the best-case scenario, an avid concertgoer might recognize it as the instrument featured in Kodály’s “Háry János Suite”.

To illuminate the rich world of concert music for cimbalom, The Ludovico Ensemble will perform a wide range of music featuring the instrument including world premieres by several notable Boston and Tufts student composers such as John McDonald, Marti Epstein, Mischa Salkind-Pearl, and Meng Tian, as well as Peter Maxwell Davies' monumental Image, Reflection, Shadow. 

The Granoff Music Center is located at 20 Talbot Avenue on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. Admission is free with a Tufts ID (limit two tickets per ID) and $10 for general admission. For more information, please visit as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter or call the Granoff Music Center Box Office at 617.627.3679.

This concert has been made possible by the Granoff Music Fund.

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