Söndörgő isn’t your average Balkan group. Instead of using brass or fiddles, this Hungarian ensemble is a tamburitza band: it’s built around the tambura, a small string instrument reminiscent of the mandolin. Add wind instruments and accordion, and you have the Söndörgő sound. This music comes from southern Slavic traditions of Serbs and Croats, and the group researches, arranges, and performs in this little-known Balkan tradition. Söndörgő’s traditional repertoire derives from material gathered by Béla Bartók and Tihamér Vujicsics, as well as pieces learned directly from old masters.

Sponsored by the IU Institute for European Studies; Department of Central Eurasian Studies; Russian and East European Institute

Thursday, Sept. 18

7 – 9:30 pm / Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Lotus Thursday Kick-Off Concert (with Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino)

Friday, Sept. 19

6:30 – 7:15 pm / First United Methodist Church
9:50 – 10:35 pm / First United Methodist Church

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