Pittsburgh’s Multi-Ethnic Ensemble The Tamburitzans Perform in Ohio City

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Sun 4/23 @ 3PM

Eighty years ago, the multicultural music and dance ensemble known as the Tamburitzans was formed in Austin, Texas. It soon moved to Pittsburgh, Pa. where it’s now based.

The group is made up of students from Pittsburgh area colleges and universities, who sing, dance and play musical instruments of different cultures, predominantly Eastern European ones, as the name suggests. Each year, they put together a brand-new show which they take on the road.

For its 80th year, the theme is “Jubilee.” It will feature the traditions of events such as festivals, weddings, anniversaries and rites of passage, celebrated by the people of Armenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Roma, Serbia, Ukraine and more. When they arrive in Northeast Ohio — a fertile ground for the ensemble given the legacy of its Eastern European heritage, it will be performing at the Breen Center in Ohio City. This year’s cast includes four Cleveland area students: Matthew Coric of Rocky River, Dora Lukacevic of Avon Lake, Gabriella Moissis of Novelty and Julian Salopek of Richmond Heights.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 under 18.

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