Members of East of the River perform at a Chanukah celebration in December 2013
East of the River
will perform on Sunday, July 12 at 7:30pm in Mills Hall at this year's Festival.
In the spirit of the program's title, Levantera
, East of the River explores Medieval music of the Mediterranean and travels eastward through the Balkans and Armenia and the Middle East, exploring the earliest songs of those extraordinary cultures, together with their traditional dances - the origins of which go back centuries. In this program, East of the River lends its innovative blend of sounds to a fascinating and beautiful repertory much of which is little known to today's audiences.
Ensemble members include Daphna Mor (recorders, ney), Nina Stern (recorders, chalumeau), Tamer Pinarbasi (kanun, a Turkish instrument), Shane Shanahan (percussion), and Jesse Kotansky (violin).
We look forward to welcoming the ensemble to the Madison Early Music Festival this summer! This year's Festival runs from July 11 - 18, 2015.