University of Pittsburgh

Carpathian Music Ensemble

March 1, 2013 - 7:00pm

The Department of Music and Center for Russian and East European Studies present Searching for the Fourth Nail. American-Romani filmmaker George Eli turns his camera both outward and inward, asking not just what it means to be an American Gypsy, but Roma in general.

February 9, 2013 - 4:00pm

The Department of Music and Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies present Workshops on Balkan singing and dancing with singer Eva Salina Primack and dancer Steve Kotansky. This program is part of the Eastern European Music Festival.

10:00am–12:30pm: Singing with Eva Salina Primack
2:00pm–4:30pm: Dancing with Steve Kotansky

January 17, 2013 - 6:00pm

Join the University of Pittsburgh's Carpathian Music Ensemble for "Malinka," the Slavic "Old" New Year 2013! The celebration will include Balkan, East European, and Gypsy music, dance, food, traditional games, and fortune telling!

October 21, 2012 - 5:00pm

The Center for Russian and East European Studies presents the 4th Annual East European Festival on Sunday, October 21 from 2–5 p.m. in the Lobby of David Lawrence Hall. The Festival will feature Pitt’s own Carpathian Music Ensemble, Pittsburgh jazz trio Velvet Heat, and the Junior Tamburitzans.

Music and Philosophy double major Jonathan Heins’s research on Mongolian folk rock appears in the debut issue of Forbes and Fifth, Pitt’s new journal of undergraduate research.

April 5, 2013 - 8:00pm

The Carpathian Music Ensemble explores East European and Balkan music with a fusion approach to arranging and performance. Skilled on classical instruments, many of the members develop new playing styles that reflect the repertoire’s regional aesthetics, and even incorporate non-regional instruments such as the bouzouki, baglamas, and African drums.

September 24, 2012 - 3:00pm

Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Music, Center of Russian and East European Studies, and the Study Abroad Office 

Featuring presentations by students who participated in Pitt’s Romani (Gypsy) summer study abroad program in Central and Eastern Europe -May 26-June 12, 2012

December 2, 2012 - 3:00pm

Join the University of Pittsburgh’s world music ensembles for music making, dancing, and refreshments. The program will feature performances by

Carpathian Music Ensemble: Dr. Adriana Helbig, Director

University Gamelan: Dr. Andrew Weintraub and Indra Ridwan, Directors


 Travel to the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, & Austria! May 20–June 5, 2012


The Carpathian Music Ensemble will perform as part of a series of Fabergé education programs presented by the Frick Art Museum auditorium (Point Breeze) on Sunday, November 6 at 2:30 p.m. The performance is part of the Fabergé exhibit at the Frick that runs until January 15.

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