Balkan Jamboree

Tuesday, 10:00 pm to midnight

DJs: Nickolai Kolarov

World Music

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Balkanicus: 15th Annual Concert of Balkan Contemporary Music

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall (University of Minnesota)

Free and open to the public

Join us for the 15th Annual Balkanicus Concert! Featuring world-premiere music from Croatia, Bulgaria, and Albania! Emotional and upbeat, artsy and avant-garde, experimental and irregular, and at the end you can meet performers, guest composers, and fellow music-lovers over a tasty Balkan reception!

This concert is dedicated to the Centennial of the Croatian Hall in South St Paul. Be sure to ask our special guest, Croatian composer Ivan Božičević, about his featured chamber pieces – one of which he wrote especially for the Balkanicus concert and ensemble.

The Balkanicus Concert will be on Saturday, April 13th at 7:30 PM at Ultan Recital Hall. All are welcome, especially if you have never experienced this music before! Don’t miss this opportunity to delight in Balkan rhythms through contemporary music.


John De Haan, voice

Nickolai Kolarov, cello

Jill Dawe, piano

Linda Chatterton, flute

Regina Stroncek, voice

Matthew Silverberg, percussion

Angela Hanson, violin

World and U.S. Premieres by:

Ivan Božičević

Antun Tomislav Šaban

Vassil Kazandjiev

Peter Kerkelov

Dorian Cene

This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.Additional support from KFAI Fresh Air Radio, Croatian Hall, Bulgarian School of Minnesota, St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, St. Stefan Romanian Orthodox Church, Temple of Israel, It’s Greek to Me Restaurant, Black Sea Turkish Restaurant, Halpern Law Firm, and private donations.

Visit bibach.org for more details on the performers, composers, pieces, and event organizers.

Balkan Jamboree is a music show both for those who are familiar with the treasure of the Balkan music and for those for whom the Balkan music is terra incognita. You all will have the opportunity to find out more about it but most of all I aim to bring enjoyment to everyone who is listening.

Balkan Jamboree show is a cultural outlet to the numerous Balkan communities. A unique characteristic is the inclusion to the Roma (Gipsy) people who are worldwide politically and culturally underrepresented although they are inseparable part of the Balkan culture.

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