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Free Performance Will Bring Balkan World Music to Central Pennsylvania

Sep 19, 2016 11:31AM ● By Erica Shames
World music and classical ensemble, Aritmia, made up of accordionist Merima Ključo and guitarist Miroslav Tadić will perform on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium Lobby. The performance is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

With Aritmia, two celebrated instrumentalists ruminate on their common roots and shared loves of traditional Balkan and classical music. In a program that includes original compositions as well as arrangements of Manuel de Falla and the mournful music of sevdah—sometimes called 'Bosnian blues'—this virtuosic pair shares the fruits of their unique musical partnership, offering a singular mix of joy, yearning and aching beauty.

All About Jazz says, “A gorgeous pairing…more than sheer virtuosity…the two play with such serene authority that the listener is almost afraid to take a breath…the result is this quietly compelling and deeply felt music.”

One of the world’s finest concert accordionists, Bosnian-born Merima Ključo is a frequent guest soloist with orchestras like the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Holland Symphonia, and has worked with internationally renowned artists and ensembles such as Theodore Bikel, MusikFabrik and the Schönberg Ensemble.

An acclaimed guitarist of Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian origins, Miroslav Tadić has performed and recorded with luminaries such as Terry Riley, Plácido Domingo, Wadada Leo Smith, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte-Carlo.

FolkWorks says, “A stunning marriage of the two instruments…paving the way for provocative but never showy improvisation…it has you on the edge of your seat wondering if the tune is going to erupt into loud, rhythmic dance music or fade into oblivion.”

For more information about this free performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by e-mail at

The next performance in the Weis Center’s 2016-17 Season is a classical and new music performance, Proserpina: Two One-Act Operas, on Friday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center.  

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