This American folk instrument, which was born in the Appalachian Mountains in the early 1800's, can be played "by numbers," by the most experienced musician or someone with little to no musical background. The instrument sits on your lap and only has 3 or 4 strings (this is not a hammered dulcimer). While many people have purchased this instrument in their travels through the mountains, many do not have the resources to learn to play. This is your opportunity to get out and see what it sounds like.
Before Sweden's finest orchestra performs as a part of ECU's S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series, wouldn't it be nice to understand the program? Learn what the composers were thinking as they crafted their works. Learn about musical themes to listen for during the movements. Join Chris Buddo, Dean of ECU's College of Fine Arts and Communication, for a "fireside chat" in Wright Auditorium's FRIENDS Lounge. Enjoy refreshments and remarks, then hear the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra perform live in concert. This event includes a reception, a mini-lecture, a performance ticket and parking instructions.