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Throat Singers from Tuva to Give Concert at SUNY Plattsburgh

The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music will present a workshop and concert by Alash Ensemble, master throat singers from the Republic of Tuva, Friday, Oct. 14.

The free workshop, “Stories and Song” will be held from 4-5p.m. in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. The program will include an introduction to Tuvan culture and music including a demonstration of the ancient tradition of throat singing by members of the group. Throat singing is a technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time.

At 7:30 p.m., following the workshop, the Alash Ensemble will give a concert with vocals and accompaniment on traditional Tuvan instruments in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

 Tickets for the concert are available in advance at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Angell College Center information desk and at the TibetAsian Store, 82 Margaret St., Plattsburgh. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Prices are $10 general admission; $8 seniors, students and SUNY Plattsburgh faculty and staff; and $2 SUNY Plattsburgh students. A family package is also available at a cost of $20 for two adults and up to four children.

In addition, a special dinner/concert package is available for $25 per person, with tickets on sale in advance at the TibetAsian Store only. This package includes admission to the concert and a 6 p.m. dinner seating at the Himalaya Restaurant, 78 Margaret St., Plattsburgh. Seating is limited, and purchase of tickets in advance is recommended.

CDs will be available for purchase after the concert.

This event is being sponsored by the SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music in partnership with the Hill and Hollow Music, Northern Adirondack Central School, Chazy Central Rural School and the Saranac School District, and with support form the SUNY Plattsburgh Student Association through the Campus Arts Council.

For information on this or any other SUNY Plattsburgh performance, call the department’s Performing Arts Information Line at 518-564-2283.

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