Harmonia performs as part of Arts in August this Friday, August 15 at 7:00 PM. The harmonic, rhythmic and tonal richness of Gypsy and village music from east of the Danube are channeled by this "musical gem" (National Public Radio). Featuring top soloists from Ukraine and Slovakia and with roots in Hungary and Croatia, this Cleveland-based ensemble includes violin, accordion, vocals, folk flutes and the 125-string hammered-dulcimer-like cimbalom (played by Alexander Fedoriouk, "a cimbalom supremo—prepare to be hammered" Songlines). Combining original and traditional music, Harmonia plugs into the energy and excitement of music from a rich variety of Eastern European traditions. Harmonia makes the depth, fire, and passion of Gypsy, Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian, Ukrainian, Rusyn, Croatian, and Serbian music and culture come alive. Technical brilliance only adds to Harmonia’s breathtaking performances; their rhythms move in a heartbeat from mellow and dissonant to loud and frenzied. . Imagine the energy of the Pogues, only with a female singer and no drummer. A joy by any standard. For more about HARMONIA, including video and sound clips, visit http://www.harmoniaband.com/ Follow Harmonia on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HarmoniaBand
July 12, 2014 St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral 5913 State Rd. Parma, Ohio For more info call 440-885-1509 www.stvladimirs.org email: email@example.com
HARMONIA performs in a free concert at Mary Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, November 3rd at 3:00 PM. Mary Queen of Peace is located at 4423 Pearl Road in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. As usual, Harmonia will play music from all over Eastern Europe: Hungarian, Slovak, Gypsy, Carpatho-Rusyn, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Romanian and more. Join us next Sunday for an unforgettable world music experience. Harmonia captures the depth, fire and passion of Eastern Europe’s traditional music with voice, accordion, bass, violin, folk flutes, and the 125-stringed cimbalom. Technical brilliance only adds to Harmonia’s breathtaking performances; dizzying cimbalom solos coupled with soaring violin lines, haunting flute and accordion solos and soulful vocals are a joy by any standard.
Harmonia in Chicago Concert Friday Night 3/8/2013 Little Bucharest Bistro 3661 North Elston Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60618 (at Addison) FRIDAY 3/8 at 8:30 PM call 773-616-0070 reservations http://littlebucharestbistro.com/ Little Bucharest features delicious Romanian and Continental food and a full bar. There is also space for dancing! Tell your friends, we'll see you tomorrow night! Harmonia features: Alexander Fedoriouk - cimbalom ~ Steven Greenman - violin Walt Mahovlich - accordion ~ Andrei Pidkivka - nai, sopilka, tilinca Brano Brinarsy - bass and vocals ~ Beata Begeniova - vocals Harmonia: The harmonic, rhythmic and tonal richness of Gypsy and village music from east of the Danube are channeled by this "musical gem" (NPR). Featuring top soloists from Ukraine and Slovakia and with roots in Hungary and Croatia, the ensemble includes violin, accordion, vocals, folk flutes and the 125-string cimbalom. Harmonia plugs into the energy and excitement of music from a rich variety of Eastern European traditions, making the depth and fire of these culture come alive. Technical brilliance only adds to Harmonia’s breathtaking performances; their rhythms move in a heartbeat from mellow and dissonant to loud and frenzied. As Songlines put it, “Prepare to be hammered!” This group from Cleveland Ohio is a must see. You will not be disappointed. Visit www.harmoniaband.com for more about the group.
Sounds Like: Balogh Kàlmàn & the Gipsy Cimbalom Band, Taraf de Haidouks, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Besh o droM, Muzsikás Folk Ensemble
Label: Folk Sounds Records, Folk Sounds Records
Manager: FSR Productions
Bio: The musicians come from varied East-European backgrounds; in Harmonia they have found a common musical language. Harmonia brings to the concert stage the vitality and excitement of ethnic weddings, celebrations, and smoky cafés that inspired composers such as Bartok, Brahms and Lizst. Whether per...See Full Bio
"They kicked things off with a short but impressive set of Romanian Gypsy music,... Mahovlich wailed on clarinet...Things really got cooking when Fedoriouk took hammers to cimbalom. His fiery playing was jaw-droppingly fast, evoking gasps from the audience."