Sembrich continues 'World Music Wednesday' with flute-guitar duo
Duo Beija-Flor on July 31 and Cherven Traktor on August 21
The Sembrich, located at 4800 Lakeshore Drive in Bolton Landing, presents the second in its World Music Wednesday series on Wednesday, July 31, with a performance by Duo Beija-Flor at 1:30 p.m. Admission: $20, members free as a midsummer member appreciation gesture.
This Québec-based duo specializes in ethno-classical music with Marie-Noélle Choquette on flute and Charles Hobson on guitar.
“We look forward to presenting our set, Fleurs du Monde, a classical voyage around the world,” says Mr. Hobson. “On this musical journey the audience will be transported from the tango dance halls of Buenos Aires to the shores of Portugal; from the beaches of Rio to the tranquil waters of Japan. The program finishes with the dance rhythms of the Balkans.”
“Our instrumentation as well as our interactions with the audience are well matched to the intimate space that the Sembrich provides,” he adds. “Venues such as these allow for a stronger connection between performer and audience making for a truly magical experience for all.”
Then, Cherven Traktor performs traditional music from Bulgaria and Macedonia on traditional folk instruments on Wednesday, August 21, at 1:30 p.m. at The Sembrich. The group is comprised of two couples: Nikoley Kolev and Donka Koleva, and Belle Birchfield and Michael Ginsberg. The group has toured worldwide and each couple has been recognized as world class masters of their art. Authentic instruments used in this performance include the tambura (long-necked lute), tarambuka (hand drum with a goblet shape) and gadulka (bowed string instrument).
About The Sembrich
The Marcella Sembrich Memorial Association, Inc. (MSMA), founded in 1940, honors international opera singer Marcella Sembrich at her former teaching studio and woodland retreat on Lake George, by continuing the tradition of musical performances. Each summer, renowned international musicians perform in The Sembrich Studio reminiscent of the chambers and salons in which chamber music was first played. For more information, visit www.thesembrich.org or contact The Sembrich at (518) 644-2431.