Kyrgyz folk music performance group Ordo Sakhna will make their first New York City appearance at the Rubin Museum of Art on October 6, 2010. Ordo Sakhna introduces the epic nomadic civilization of Central Asia to audiences worldwide. The musicians display the beauty, color and diversity of many authentic Kyrgyz instruments and dress styles while performing traditional Kyrgyz music.
The ten person ensemble presents a repertoire of ancient-traditional melodies and dastans (short sections of epics) which have been passed through generations for many centuries. One of the exciting instruments utilized in the stories and songs is the komuz, a three-stringed lute which is played rapidly with extreme precision and illustrative gestural movements.
All performers are graduates from conservatories and many are laureates of regional and international festivals. The group has toured widely in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Russia.
$18 Tickets are available online at www.rmanyc.org/tickets, in person, and by calling the box office at (212) 620 5000 x344. Tickets include admission to the galleries.
Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011