Guest Artist Recital: Die Tanzgeiger (The Dance Fiddlers)

Event Date: 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:30pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • UCSB MultiCultural Center Theater

Event Price: 

(no reservation required)

Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Die Tanzgeiger (photo by Theresa Pewal)
Die Tanzgeiger (photo by Theresa Pewal)
The UCSB Department of Music will present Die Tanzgeiger (The Dance Fiddlers) in concert on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the UCSB MultiCultural Center Theater on the UCSB campus. The ensemble will be in residence at UCSB from Tuesday, October 2nd to Wednesday, October 3rd. Cosponsored by the Department of Music and Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies. 

Die Tanzgeiger UCSB Residency:

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

4-5:30 pm: Workshop for string players
Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

10-10:50 am: World Music Class visit (instructor: Max Jack)
Music Room 1145
12-1:20 pm: Brass Class (instructor: Professor Steven Gross)
Music Room 1145
3:30-4:45 pm: Ethnomusicology Forum 
Music Room 1145
7:30 pm: Concert 
UCSB MultiCultural Center
All events are free and open to the public

About Die Tanzgeiger

Die Tanzgeiger (The Dance Fiddlers) is a seven-member ensemble hailing from Vienna, Austria. Using a delightful combination of violins, brass, and other instruments, their repertoire consists of instrumental and vocal music, including folk songs and authentic Alpine yodeling. They present a musical cross-section that links country and city, folk music and high art. Their playing inspires dancing but is also valued in a concert setting. People unfamiliar with authentic Austrian folk style are always surprised by its subtlety, complexity, and unusual sonorities. The roots of this music lie in the “long nineteenth century” (1750-1950), and thus it has close ties to Gustav Mahler, Viennese classicism, and especially Franz Schubert.
Die Tanzgeiger is led by Rudolf (Rudi) Pietsch (violin and vocals), retired professor, Institute for Folk Music Research at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts. He is currently teaching at the Haydn Institute of Chamber Music at the University for Music und Performing Arts Vienna. The other band members are all professional musicians based in Vienna.


Die Tanzgeiger (photo by Theresa Pewal)