Pop-Up Concert - Contemporary Cimbalom - Miller Theatre
2960 Broadway - 212-854-1633
New York, NY 10027
Description: This concert explores the incredible sonic possibilities of the cimbalom. A trapezoid-shaped hammer dulcimer, cimbalom crops up regularly in the folk music of Hungary and Romania. The instrument was championed by a number of 20th-century classical composers, chief among them Gyorgy Kurtag, whose pieces frame this Pop-Up program. A world premiere for violin and cimbalom by French Canadian composer Francois Rose rounds out this exploration of the instrument's immense palette.