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Mat Maneri & Lucian Ban
Part of the 2015 Fall Jazz Series
Friday, October 9, 2015
8:30p $20 The on-line box office is closed.
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10:00p $15 The on-line box office is closed.
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Performers
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Lucian Ban : piano
Mat Maneri : viola

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When Romanian-born pianist Lucian Ban and Grammy-nominated violinist Mat Maneri joined up for a concert in an opera house in Targu Mures in the middle of Romania’s Transylvania region, the music was, as Jazz Times puts it, “as close as it gets to Goth jazz.” Released in 2013 by ECM Records, the Transylvanian Concert has won critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, including several Best Album of 2013 awards, and has spawned continuous touring.

Transylvanian Concert documents a spontaneously organized performance at the opera house in Targu Mures, featuring a programme of their self-penned ballads, blues, hymns and abstract improvisations, the whole informed by the twin traditions of jazz and European chamber music.

The Guardian (UK) noted Transylvanian Concert’s “own kind of melancholy beauty and wayward exuberance”, The New York Times called it “a lovely and restive new album”, All About Jazz hailed its “moments of unanticipated beauty”, L.A. Weekly talks about a performance that is “ mesmerizing, evocative and sensually explicit” and The Village Voice calls it “is one of those records that whisk you away”. A modern collection of sonatas that erase the lines between jazz and classical, a melding of sounds similar to a modern liturgy (Jazz Weekly).

This concert is made possible in part through the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute.

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