The renowned folk ensemble Harmonia will present a free concert at Hiram College on Sunday, October 22 at 3:00 p.m. Location is Frohring Recital Hall, 11746 Dean Street, Hiram. Harmonia plays the traditional music of Eastern Europe, ranging from the Danube to the Carpathians. Its repertoire reflects the cultures of the region: Hungarian, Slovak, Ukrainian, Romanian, Croatian, and Gypsy. The ensemble’s performances on authentic folk instruments evoke the full range of human emotions, interspersing fiery, passionate virtuosity with soulful melancholy and nostalgic yearning.
The ensemble uses instruments as varied as accordion, upright bass, violin, panflute, and cimbalom (the East-European 125 string hammered dulcimer). The musicans come from varied backgrounds, finding a common musical language in Harmonia. SingOut! Magazine called their performance “Brilliant. Lush. Dazzling.” National Public Radio declared the group “a musical gem.” The group is based in Cleveland but appears widely throughout the U.S. and beyond.
The concert is co-sponsored by the Hiram College Music Department and the Hiram Community Trust. Further information: dreisbachts@hiram.edu or 330-569-5294.


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