The Sembrich to Host Tamburitzans at Wood Theater
By Mirror Staff
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Tamburitzans, a Duquesne University ensemble of 32 singers, dancers and musicians specializing in the folk traditions of central Europe, will perform at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls on Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 pm.
The performance is sponsored by the Sembrich, which brought the troupe to Glens Falls in 2008.
“I think that the most striking characteristic of a Tamburitzans performance is the sheer joy and energy which the young performers radiate from the stage,” said Sembrich Artistic Director Richard Wargo. “The dances, performed in traditional costume, range from acrobatic virtuosity to intricate line and circle dances to free-spirited gypsy and klezmer numbers. The music is performed live onstage on both traditional and folk instruments.”
The Tamburitzan performance kicks off the Sembrich’s 2012 season, titled “Exploring a World of Music.”
“Since the performance of the Tamburitzans is in itself something of a musical travelogue of central Europe, this is an ideal time for us to share the exciting plans underway for the upcoming summer season,” said Sembrich Executive Director Beth Barton Navitsky.
According to Navitsky, “Exploring a World of Music,” will focus on the subjects of music and travel and will feature performances in a variety of styles, from both classical and folk traditions and will include an international film series. One of the travel-related topics planned for 2012, “Titantic: End of the Gilded Age,” will commemorate the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic. The series begins at the Bolton Free Library at 7 pm on Tuesday, April 10 with a free screening of the film “A Night to Remember.”
For tickets and additional information on the March 10th performance of the Tamburitzans at the Wood Theatre, please contact The Sembrich office at 518 644-2431.
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