Student Colleen Bertsch Produces The Romanian Colinde (Carols) Concert, 12/16
Colleen Bertsch (PhD, ethnomusicology, advisee of Matthew Rahaim) is producing The Romanian Colinde (Carols) Concert that will feature arrangements she has written for the Balkan band Orkestar Bez Ime and the Twin Cities' Romanian diaspora choir, Chorul Ciprian Porumbescu of Minnesota. Her musical arrangements are inspired by the year she spent working with folk violinists in Transylvania while conducting dissertation research on a Fulbright award. The project was made possible by a 2017 Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and Minnesota's Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment. The concert will take place on Saturday, December 16 at 5 pm at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church (3450 Irving Ave South, Minneapolis, 55408). Tickets are free; a suggested $10 free-will donation is encouraged. Reserve your ticket.