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We love flutes, and violins, and guitars, and pianos. But there is a whole universe of sounds beyond those common instruments. The shakuhachi is traditionally the flute of Japanese Zen monks. The bandoneon is the central instrument of Argentine tango. The ondes Martenot is sound of the French avant-garde, and vintage synthesizers are the soundtrack of mad scientists everywhere. What do all of these wonderful, beautiful instruments from such a dizzying array of cultures have in common?

 

Come and find out at The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination located at  5006 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224 on Sunday, October 21 at 5:00 p.m.

The Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra is pleased to present the talents of Devon Osamu Tipp on shakuhachi, Alejandro Pinzon on bandoneon, S. Andrew Smith and Noah Rectenwald on old-school synthesizers, along with E.L.C.O. Artistic Director, David Gerard Matthews on the Ondéa.

Cash & credit card donations accepted at the door and online at www.elcopgh.org/donations