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Wednesday, July 18 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Symphony Performance: Gypsy Cimbalom

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Kálmán Balogh is one of the foremost Hungarian cimbalom players, descending from a famous dynasty of Hungarian Gypsy musicians. His virtuosity is matched only by his understanding and respect of his heritage. A graduate of Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music of Budapest, he has completed many successful tours throughout the world with various ensembles, including well over a dozen tours in North America. The cimbalom, a sort of oversized hammer dulcimer played with mallets like a vibraphone, possesses piano like percussive abilities to drive a band rhythmically or take the melodic lead. In Kálmán Balogh's expert hands, the cimbalom can do both simultaneously. His mastery of this unique and rare Hungarian folk instrument has mesmerized audiences.


György Ligeti: Concerto Romanesc

Johannes Brahms, Hungarian Dances 1,4,5,6

Bela Bartok: Romanian Folk Tunes

Anton Dvorak: Symphony No 7, op.70, D minor


Kálmán Balogh – cimbalom

Robert Lakatos – violin, viola 

Csaba Novák – bass

Festival Symphony Orchestra

Jens Georg Bachmann - Music Director


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Festival Symphony Orchestra

Music Director: Jens Georg Bachmann (sponsored by Denni and Vicky Myers) First Violins: Aaron Boyd, concertmaster (sponsored by Tom and Linda Biery), Ginny Respess, Claudia Schaer, Lan Qiu, Samuel Park, Marcus Ratzenbroek Second Violins: Matt Milewski, Sean Claire, Michael Galvin (sponsored by Ron and Ruth Baker), Anna Lisa Hoepfinger, Nancy Livingston Violas: Thomas Rosenthal, Peter Rosato, Jocelyn Smith, Jill van... Read More →
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Jens Georg Bachmann

Jens Georg Bachmann is one of the most exciting conductors of his generation and is the Music Director of the Crested Butte Music Festival. He recently completed his tenure as Resident Conductor of the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, serving as Assistant Conductor to Christoph von Dohnányi. He was also Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and conducted the BSO in subscription concerts in... Read More →
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Kalman Balogh

Kálmán Balogh is the master of the cimbalom; He traces his descent from a famous dynasty of Hungarian Gypsy musicians. His virtuosity is matched only by his understanding of, and respect for his heritage. A graduate of the prestigious Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, he has toured the world, capturing the hearts of audiences wherever he played. Balogh spent decades studying the music of the Roma in Europe and... Read More →

Wednesday July 18, 2012 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Center for the Arts 606 6th Street Crested Butte, CO 81224