Tamburitzans of Duquesne University perform at Union
|Tamburitzans will perform
at Union on Nov. 21|
LINCOLN— The internationally
famous Duquesne University Tamburitzans from Pittsburgh, Penn. will
perform in concert at the Union College gymnasium on Sunday, Nov. 21, 8
For 65 years the Tamburitzans has
presented one of the longest running live stage shows throughout the
United States and Canada, and has also achieved international acclaim in
countries from South America to Europe. The event at Union College will be
the only 2004-2005 season performance in Nebraska.
In a two-part presentation, 40
student performers capture the indomitable spirit of Eastern Europe and
neighboring cultures. Language (a dozen or more are used) is no barrier,
as these emotions strike a universal chord: joy at a wedding, sorrow over
lost love, pride in plentiful harvest. Through music and movement, the
Tamburitzans portray the human experience with passion and believability.
It’s easy to be enthralled with this exciting show, which uses more than
500 costumes. These works of art are as diverse as the countries, regions,
and nationalities which they represent. Rich textiles, magnificent
embroideries, intricate lacework adorn the performers as they shuttle
through cityscape and countryside, bringing to American theatre the magic
of places which most people have only read about in a textbook, or heard
mentioned in stories and memories of the “Old Country.”
The name Tamburitzans comes from the
stringed instruments which the Duquesne University group plays. While
ensemble members receive scholarship aid for their participation in the
group, they may study in any discipline offered at Duquesne. Throughout
the year, the Tamburitzans travel by bus across the United States
presenting their show on weekends and semester breaks, captivating
audiences with their special brand of entertainment.
This season’s production includes
“Shinitsi” (Barrel Dance) of Bulgaria, “Minka” of Ukraine, and from
Greece, “Ta chromata tis Elladas” (The Colors of Greece). The 35-member
ensemble is led by Paul G. Stafura, managing director, and Dimitar Manov,
director for dance.
Ticket information is available at
Union College Student Services. Ticket rates: Premier seating $10, general
admission $8, students and senior citizens $5, family rate $15. For
information, call 402.486.2973.