Gerdan | Kaleidoscope of World Music
Homegrown Concerts in the Pavilion, Co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center
MAY 22, 2014 at Noon, No Tickets Required
Gerdan, which means ‘Necklace’ in Ukrainian, combines the inspired musicianship of Andrei Pidkivka (flutes of the world), Solomia Gorokhivska (violin) and Kalin Kiriliv to present musical traditions of Ukraine.
Andrei Pidkivka studied classical and world music at Lviv State College and Music Academy in Ukraine and holds a Doctorate of Music Arts Degree from Michigan State University. He has performed as a soloist and guest musician with a number of orchestras including the Seattle Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony. He is a preeminent performer, teacher, and maker of a variety of folk flutes of his native Ukraine, and has performed widely in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America.
Solomia Gorokhivska is also a native of Ukraine, and holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree at the Catholic University of America. She has toured internationally, including Ukraine, Germany, Russia, Poland, Serbia, and the USA. From 2006-2010 she was a musicologist, journalist, author, and senior editor for the TV program “Along With The Music” on the National Broadcast Company of Ukraine.
Kalin Kirilov is an Assistant Professor of Music Theory at Towson University. Before coming to Towson University, he taught at the University of Oregon and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Kirilov received his BA from the Academy of Music and Dance in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, an interdisciplinary MA in Folklore from the University of Oregon. A master of multiple instruments, Kirilov has performed extensively in Bulgaria, Western Europe, and the United States. In 2003 and 2005, he toured the United States with Ivo Papasov, recipient of the 2005 BBC audience award in the “world music” category.
A free noon concert series presented by the American Folklife Center and the Music Division of the Library of Congress. All concerts are held in the Whittall Pavilon (located on the Ground Floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress). NO TICKETS REQUIRED.