Een to discuss Hardanger fiddle in Mellby Lecture

Feb 10 2009 7:00 pm
Feb 10 2009 9:00 pm

Andrea EenAssociate Professor of Music Andrea Een will present the spring 2009 Mellby Lecture, "Playing by Ear: A Journey from Classical Violinist to Hardanger Fiddler," Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in Christiansen Hall of Music, Urness Recital Hall. A reception will follow the lecture in the Margaret Skoglund reception room.

Een's lecture will focus on how she came to learn and appreciate the rich history of the Hardanger fiddle tradition in Norway after years of study on violin and viola. She will share her journey of learning music by ear, playing a rich, centuries-old repertoire from native fiddlers, and thinking in a different way musically from the classical violin tradition in which she was first trained. The lecture will also feature Een performing examples of traditional Hardanger music.

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