György Ligeti: Concert românesc (Romanian Concerto)
Folk Music: (Romania): Tirgului (At the fair)
Folk Music: (Hungary): Marikam, Marikam
Anghelus Dinicu: Ciocârlia (The Skylark)
interspersed with Wedding Theme and Csárdás arr. A Hawk and A Hacksaw/James Redwood
Interval
Béla Bartók: Music for strings, percussion and celeste
Folk Music: (Hungary): Open it, Rose arr. A Hawk and a Hacksaw & James Redwood
Folk Music: (Romania): Invîrtita din Blaj arr. A Hawk and a Hacksaw & James Redwood
Folk Music: (Hungary): Nyisd ki Rózsám arr. A Hawk and a Hacksaw & James Redwood
Folk Music: (Romania): Hora pa Bataie arr. A Hawk and a Hacksaw & James Redwood
Jeremy Barnes: You have already gone to the other world arr. A Hawk and a Hacksaw & James Redwood

Immerse yourself in the folk cultures of Eastern Europe.

Explore the gritty, rustic and evocative music of the original folk collector Béla Bartók in Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta. We evoke the spirit of Romania in Ligeti's full-blooded Concert românesc.

American duo A Hawk and A Hacksaw, joined by cimbalom maestro Balázs Unger, seek to create and document an ecstatic sound much like that produced by traditional village bands making communal music.

They weave their music into Bartók's Three Village Scenes.

Finally, BBC Concert Orchestra and A Hawk and A Hacksaw come together to perform a brand new piece written specially for their collaboration.

6.15pm in The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Pre-concert gig with East London, minimalist chamber-folk collective Firefly Burning. Free

Performers

BBC Concert Orchestra
André de Ridder conductor
Balázs Ungar cimbalom
A Hawk and A Hacksaw:
Jeremy Barnes accordion
Heather Trost violin
Synergy Vocals