Over the last few centuries, via Ottoman rule, shifting populations, geographic proximity and displacement, many Balkan melodies have been adapted by klezmer musicians and perhaps visa-versa. We will investigate various Balkan, Turkish and Greek repertoire and look at the differences and similarities in their performance practices with that of klezmer repertoire and technique. We will do some work with asymmetric (Balkan) rhythms, general rhythmic skill development and musical sensitivity. This ensemble will perform in the Student Concert.
Faculty: Matt Darriau
Level: Intermediate to Advanced