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The Cleveland Museum of Art and Music Box Supper Club Present:


Photo courtesy of Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

Wednesday, September 25, 2024, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Location: Off-site
Music Box Supper Club
Ticket Required

About The Event

Since Gartner Auditorium is closed during the Cleveland Museum of Art’s lobby renovation, the museum has partnered with another venue, Music Box Supper Club, to host the traditional Italian folk ensemble Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino. This famous six-piece band and dancer are the leading exponents in a new wave of young performers reinventing Southern Italy’s pizzica musical and dance traditions. The concert also includes an opening set performed by the Alla Boara Trio. CMA members receive a 10% discount on tickets by using the password “cmamember” at purchase.

Formed by writer Rina Durante in 1975, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (CGS) is regarded as Italy’s leading and longest-standing traditional music ensemble, hailing from the Salento region, the heel of the Italian boot, in Puglia.

Bandleader, fiddler, and drummer Mauro Durante and company can make an audience shimmy with the energy of the ancient ritual of pizzica tarantata, said to cure the tarantula spider’s bite with its frenzied trance dances. CGS shows are a life explosion: full of energy, passion, rhythm, and mystery, they bring the audience from the past into modernity and back again.

Critically acclaimed with 19 albums and countless live performances throughout US, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East, CGS was awarded Best Italian World Music Group at Italy’s MEI confab in 2010.

Mauro Durante: voice, frame drums, violin
Alessia Tondo: voice, percussion
Giulio Bianco: Italian bagpipes, harmonica, recorder
Massimiliano Morabito: diatonic accordion
Emanuele Licci: voice, guitar, bouzouki
Giancarlo Paglialunga: voice, tamburrieddhu frame drum
Silvia Perrone: dance

More informationa about Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino can be found on the group's website.

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To use your CMA member discount, follow the ticket buying path and enter password code during your eTix transaction.


The 2023–24 Performing Arts Series is sponsored by the Musart Society. This program is made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund.

    The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

    Performing arts programs are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.