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"Ondráš: tribesmen Grzhimeleka Vahmurki and put on ears Moscow public

March 6 2006

Rousing music performed by the team from the Czech Republic "Ondráš" was played at various metropolitan areas with 22 to 28 February. Muscovites and visitors who do not know a lack of ethnic music concerts, this one could get acquainted with the folk music of Bohemia and Moravia. And those who came to the final concert of the tour group Ondráš, waiting for an incredible surprise!

The Czech team "Ondráš" came to us from the city of Brno, where one of the most professional among ensembles of similar direction. The history of the ensemble began in 1954, when the city of Olomouc appeared amateurish army music band called "Jánošík. It was quite usual song and dance ensemble, which existed for 3 years, he moved to Brno. On further history is silent, know for sure only that only the 1993 team was renamed and from an amateur into a semi.

As part of the military art ensemble Ondráš "appeared and the eponymous tsymbalovy team, who in February this year, his first visit to Moscow with a concert.

Many who came to the performances of Czech musicians who were interested in what lies behind the mysterious name "tsymbalovy team? It turned out that we are talking about the fact that the group includes musician who plays the finger cymbals - a bit exotic for our viewers a stringed instrument . He is like a box shaped like a truncated cone. It stretched metal strings cross, which beat the special hammers. Since both can be hit only two strings, for an extended sound musician begins to beat him quickly, and as a result we hear the rapid alternation of two sounds - a tremolo.

This tool is very loved in Hungary, Romania, Poland, Moldova, Czech Republic, and that it is one of the band members' Ondráš. The remaining six members of the ensemble play along on his accordion, two violins, viola, bass and clarinet. Their songs and instrumentals with a splash of polyphony is very suitable for the fun dances, and concerts "Ondráš" viewers often dance to the sounds of this very life-affirming music. In addition to the tunes of Bohemia and Moravia, the ensemble's repertoire are present and folk motifs Slovakia, Hungary and Romania.

Despite the fact that in 2004 the band celebrated its 50 th anniversary, the participants visited our team - not at all venerable old men, but rather, seven good lads. At home, these musicians perform with dance groups, women's chorus and the rest of his colleagues from the orchestra of folk instruments, a member of the Military Art Ensemble Ondráš. In the preparation of individual program staff is not limited to the musical component of the show, and creates a theatrical programs with folklore themes and plot . The ensemble has recorded 13 CDs, and in 2004 it was about documentary film.

For the week of the Moscow tour Czech team made Museum of Leo Tolstoy, one of Moscow universities, Concert Hall. Tchaikovsky, along with an ensemble of song and dance to them. Alexandrov. The culmination of the tour was the performance of the team on Feb. 28 at the Club at Brest, where in addition to the concert part was tasting dishes of the national Czech cuisine.Various soups, sauces, meats, pastries, and even delicious cheesecake neatly with chefs from the Czech House.

Those who want to try this or that dish, lining up, however, treats enough for everyone. The audience warmly received performance of the team "Ondráš, some even danced. Also held dance contests with prizes, and especially distinguished dancers could win a CD with 300 recipes for Czech cuisine. Evening, declared in the program as "Czech Day" was a success!

Константин Дятлов

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