Amadinda - Classical and Jazz

February 27, 2013 - 19:00 - 20:30
Nador u. 13
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Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
Amadinda - Classical and Jazz

February Amadinda Concert!

P r o g r a m

Fritz Kreisler - G. H. Green: Tambourin Chinois

C. A. Debussy: Three movements from „Gyermekkuckó” (Aurél Holló's transcription)
Dance of the Snowflakes
Baby Serenade
Golliwogg’s Cakewalk

Scott Joplin: The Ragtime Dance

George H. Green: Rainbow Ripples

Red Norvo: Knockin’ on Wood

M. Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin (Aurél Holló's transcription)

-- intermission --

Aurél Holló : 39 - the dream of manicheus / beFORe JOHN3

Aurél Holló : …for John…

Gershwin Medley - I'd Rather Charleston, I Got Rhythm, Swanee 
Jerome Kern: Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man
Ben Bernie: Sweet Georgia Brown
(transcriptions of Aurél Holló and Zoltán Váczi)

Amadinda Percussion Group was formed in Budapest, Hungary in 1984 by four musicians who had just graduated at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. Back then, Amadinda had two objectives in mind: First, to bring the now classic masterpieces of percussion music to the Hungarian audience which was not familiar with these compositions at the time and second, to premiere the music of contemporary Hungarian composers both in their home country and internationally. Amadinda's objectives are: inspire composers to write new music, research of traditional percussion cultures, composition of new music and transcription of some great pieces from the history of music to percussion instruments. 
A definite highlight of Amadinda’s career to date was the premiere of György Ligeti’s composition Síppal, dobbal, nádihegedűvel (With Pipes, Drums, Fiddles) in France. The diversity of Amadinda’s work is also reflected by their numerous recordings. A highlight of this discography is the 6-CD series containing all the percussion compositions by John Cage whose pieces represent an important part of their overall repertoire. Amadinda has also collaborated actively with renowned artists in the past 25 years like Peter Eötvös, Zoltán Kocsis, András Schiff, György Kurtág, András Keller and James Wood. 
Nowadays Amadinda is regarded as one of the most original and versatile percussion groups in the world.

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