Ökrös Folk Music Ensemble

Event Date: 

Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 8:00pm

Event Location: 

  • SoHo Restaurant
  • 1221 State St. (upstairs in Victoria Court)

Event Price: 

$5 admission at the door 

Event Contact: 

For ticket info, please call Soho at 962-776

Music Department contact: Michael Beckerman (mailto: michaelb@music.ucsb.edu) or David Malvinni (mailto: djm1@umail.ucsb.edu)

The Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music, University of California, Santa Barbara, presents: 

A festival of Hungarian and Gypsy Folk Music 

The music that inspired Bartók 

Authentic village music from Hungary and Transylvania

Ökrös Folk Music Ensemblefrom Budapest, with Kálmán Balogh (cimbalom virtuoso) and Ági Szalóki (folk singer)

"...Hungarian string players who have remembered the ethnic research of Bartók and Kodály in their revivals of peasant tunes... rough, joyous energy... Mr. Balogh played some impressive cimbalom solos, scampering through melodic variations or showering the music with arpeggios, the set was a showcase for the violinists, who drew sighs from the slower melodies and accelerated into breakneck turns and trills and curlicues... remarkable virtuosity." The New York Times