On tour from Hungary, accomplished award-winning musicians of the Enyedi-Salamon Quartet will share traditional Hungarian folk music from around the Carpathian Basin. Joining them is Vadalma, a Bay Area-based ensemble that plays folk music from the same regions in their own vibrant original arrangements. A rare chance to hear master folk musicians from Hungary in the Bay Area! The evening will offer both heartbreaking laments for listening as well as a chance to dance!
Members of the Enyedi-Salamon Quartet are among the best-known award-winning young artists in the Hungarian folk music scene, known as the revival „dance house movement”. Hungarian folk music has a great deal of stylistic diversity, characterised by variations of tunes and types of instruments. The Quartet presents authentic folk music from the Carpathian Basin, especially that of the Transylvanian, Moldavian and Transdanubian regions. They also focus on those remote areas which are less known and represented in the dance house movement, e.g. the archaic and peculiar folk music of Székelyföld (Seclerland). This special music is typical of the Gyergyó region, which had a great impact on the music of Béla Bartók.
Special guest of the Enyedi-Salamon Quartet, István Berecz is an award-winning solo folk dancer, one of the most recognized and accomplished young dancers in Hungary.
Ágnes Enyedi, voice
Soma Salamon, flutes, accordion
Attila Mihó, violin
Ferenc Zimber, cimbalom
István Berecz, dance
Vadalma (“Wild Apple”) is a collaborative project led by Zina Bozzay with Matthew Szemela (violin) and Misha Khalikulov (cello) that creates vibrant, intimate arrangements of old Hungarian folk songs. Zina sings songs directly from village traditions in Transylvania, Moldavia, Transdanubia, and other parts of the Carpathian Basin, and the musicians integrate both traditional and original accompaniment to frame these rich melodies.
Doors 9:00 pm, Show 9:30 pm
$10-15 Sliding Scale
** No refunds or exchanges are permitted **