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The Crystal Trio from Siberia
March 11, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
Center For The Arts presents The Crystal Trio from Siberia! Formed in 2001 this unique group creates angelic music on crystal glass. The Crystal Trio – Igor Sklyarov, Vladimir Popras and Vladimir Perminov – play specially-crafted Glass Harp, Verrophone and Glass Panflute Bass.
Glass Music is an ancient art that had success in many noble houses of Europe, Russia and North America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and was often included as an integral part of the symphony orchestra. The Crystal Trio continues to develop the tradition of musical glass by playing well-known classical and popular modern works, as well as tunes specifically written for glass instruments. Their current repertoire includes variations of popular classical melodies of Mozart, Boccherini, Glinka, and Vivaldi, in addition to original pieces written specifically for crystal glass.
Glass Music is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. Recently The Crystal Trio held a series of concert tours thoughout in Russia, Europe and Japan. The mysterious, gentle murmurs of crystal glass allow the listener to understand known melodies in a new fashion; it opens secret, unexpected sides of classical musical pieces. One journalist asked the musicians: “What is the secret of extracting sounds from glass?” The musicians answered, “It is very important how the fingers adjoin to glass. It is a skill of touch.” The secret of the special sound in the crystal (also known as a harmonic glass or harmonic crystal) is hidden in the special designs of the musical instruments. Also, the skill of touching the thin sides of the glass flasks on the Verrophone and glass harp and the continuous stream of air on the glass-flute contribute to this heavenly sound. The sound of the harmonic glass will remind you of the murmur of a mountain stream, a soft, windy breeze, or mysterious wordless singing.
Age 18 & up = $15 advance / $20 day of show; Age 12-17 = $12 advance / $17 day of show; Age 4-11 = $4. The Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts is located at 330 E. 7th St., Tucson, Arizona next to the Hippie Gypsy. For tickets or more information call (520) 398-2542 or visit http://theseaofglass.org.
Proceeds benefit teen & young adult rehabilitation programs and Avalon Organic Gardens Internships. For those in financial need, call 520-603-9932 about Avalon Organic Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil work reciprocation program (call 1 week in advance of shows).