Continuing our 2023 season, we present the Gerdan Quartet on July 22, 2023, at 7:00 PM at the Village Church in Spruce Forest, Grantsville, MD. Tickets are $20 [those 19 and under are free] and may be bought at the door, in the Penn Alps Gift Shop, or at https://www.musicatpennalps.org/tickets/. The Church is handicap-accessible!
Gerdan – Kaleidoscope of World Music is a professional ensemble from the Washington DC area. The ensemble is named after Gerdan, a multi-colored, intricately woven beaded necklace from the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine. Like this dazzling and exquisite necklace, musicians bring alive rich arrangements that reflect their passion for traditional Eastern European folk melodies and rhythms. Inspired by their native roots and heritage, they create and perform their own special blend of world music that brings together the old with the new, in a style that is fresh, lively, and beautiful. Gerdan’s musicians have been acknowledged for their technique and exquisite musical presentations performing an exciting repertoire of Eastern European folk music. The music of Gerdan is diverse, energetic, and charming, bringing the fire and the edge of new melodic ideas and rhythms that capture the listener.
The Gerdan concert program features contrasting musical styles in the musical traditions of Eastern Europe. Traditional songs and folk melodies get original arrangements in diverse and fascinating combinations of acoustic folk art instruments from Eastern Europe. The dialogue of spoken languages: Ukrainian, Slovak, Czech, Gypsy, and musical languages that are rich in history, and speak lively in the artistic creative impulse of modern musicians who travel joyfully in the musical arts to new horizons. Exceptional musicians, skilled, experienced, and dedicated to the sonic nurture of this art, reveal their passion for the modalities and rhythmic colorations that define the folk music of Eastern Europe. The musicians of Gerdan share the direct life of their Eastern European multicultural music experience from generation to generation.
For additional information, please refer to https://MusicAtPennAlps.org or contact Joe McDaniel, President of Music at Penn Alps, at 443-414-3955.