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UMS Concert. Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Orchestra.

Saturday, October 15, 2011
4:00 AM
Hill Auditorium

Goran Bregovic, composer and musician. For ticket information, call 734.764.2538 or see <a href=""></a>. <br> <br>Sponsor: University Musical Society.

"Bregovic is both the catalyst and ringmaster for a musical spectacle unlike anything else on North American stages." (San Francisco Chronicle) "It was party timeā€¦a Balkan free-for-all, and the jam-packed auditorium went wild." (The Jerusalem Post) Goran Bregovic is a Balkan music superstar known for fusing fresh, modern influences with traditional ethnic sound. Touring with a wild 20-piece ensemble consisting of a brass band, a classical string ensemble, an all-male choir, and two Bulgarian female singers, Bregovic blends raucous Gypsy dance tunes with traditional Eastern European Orthodox choral music, spinning it all through a rock-and-roll cycle. The result is nothing short of a dizzying, symphonic world music whirlwind, cathartic and delirious. Ann Arbor is one of only a handful of cities in the United States that will present Goran Bregovic this year.