Saturday, January 15 7:30pm
Since 2003 Balkanicus Institute for Balkan Art, Culture and History (BIBACH) has organized eleven successful annual concerts of Balkan chamber music in Minneapolis, and has brought to the Twin Cities three contemporary composers who wrote special pieces for the Balkanicus ensemble. The ensemble is made up of Bulgarian cellist Nickolai Kolstov, the ensemble’s founder, clarinetist Pat O’Keefe, and pianist Jill Dawe. Each of these concerts presents to the audience a glimpse of an unfamiliar and uncommon cultural aspect of the Balkans—the modern chamber music from this region. Balkanicus will continue to do that for our audience and our dedicated followers from the community—people from Balkan descent, music lovers, and professionals.