Music of Eastern Europe, Flamenco and Gypsy Jazz
From Rajasthan came a people whose contributions to music are without comparison. Frequently maligned and persecuted, the Rom, or “Gypsy” people as they are often mistakenly called, gave birth to several of the world’s great musical traditions. Please join the Hutchins Consort as we take you on a musical journey from Hungary and Romania to Spanish Flamenco and French “Gypsy Jazz” in this rollicking tribute
The Hutchins Consort plays on the eight scaled violins of the violin octet designed and built by famed luthier Dr. Carleen Hutchins. The instruments are the first successful attempt to create an acoustically balanced set of instruments that can sound truly like violins across the entire range of written music. With instruments ranging from the tiny treble violin, tuned one octave above the standard violin, to the gigantic large bass violin, tuned one octave lower than a ‘cello, the Hutchins Consort produces an astonishing palette of sounds.