BERKELEY: Romanian and Moldovan Folk Music

Romanian and Moldovan Folk Music
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Viktor Kopatchinsky, cimbalom
Emilia Kopatchinsky, violin
Maria Krykov, double bass
Amy Yang, piano

Saturday, June 16, 2pm, Zellerbach Hall

Ojai at Berkeley 2018
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, music director

  • Calusarii
  • Moldovan Folk Music

  • Horaţiu Rădulescu
  • Doina for Piano

  • Doina and Hora
  • Moldovan Folk Music

  • György Kurtág
  • Eight Duos for Violin and Cimbalom, Op. 4
  • EnescuSonata No. 3 in A minor for Violin and Piano

  • Ciocarlia
  • Moldovan Folk Music

Kopatchinskaja is joined by her parents, Viktor and Emilia Kopatchinsky, on cimbalom and violin, for a rousing afternoon of music from Eastern Europe. Both parents performed and toured as members of the Moldovan state folk music ensemble, before the family emigrated to Vienna when Kopatchinskaja was 12. Complementing traditional Moldovan and Romanian folk music and dance forms of calusarii, doina, hora, and ciocarlia is music by the Hungarian composer György Kurtág, the Romanian-French spectralist Horaţiu Rădulescu, and the celebrated Romanian George Enescu.

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The women in Kitka are fearless sonic explorers, and you can hear their intrepid spirit in every haunting song. Over nearly four decades the eight-women Oakland ensemble has developed a vast, breathtaking repertoire of traditional songs from the Balkans, Caucasus and Slavic lands, as well as new material composed for the group drawing on those traditional vocal practices. Traveling to rural communities in Armenia and Bulgaria, Ukraine and Georgia, they’ve gathered songs and communed with elders who are often the last links to centuries-old traditions. The ravishing textures of the women’s voices, unearthly cadences, angular rhythms and unfamiliar languages make Kitka’s performances an enthralling experience.

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BELMONT: Hungarian Heritage Festival

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Dilemmas, Decisions, Destinies
Films | Guests | Program

April 20 – 25, 2017

Stanford University
UC Berkeley
San Francisco State University

free event, open to the public

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TRAVEL: Insurance for Visiting Parents

Health Insurance For Parents Visiting USA

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HAYWARD: Romanian Wooden Churches

romanianwoodenchurchesRomanian Wooden Churches | Biserici de lemn din Romania (2016)
Director: Kiki Vasilescu
Producer: Cristina Iordache

Sunday, January 15, 2017 | 2PM

Casa Romana, 26050 Kay Ave, Hayward

In Romanian with English subtitles
Q&A session with producer Cristina Iordache

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SAN FRANCISCO: One Found Sound


Tuesday, December 6

Heron Arts, San Francisco

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