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The native Russian ensemble Crystal Trio is bringing its unique form of melodic music, performed on glass instruments, to the Greenwood Performing Arts series March 3 and the stage of Greenwood Community Theatre.


Staff Reports

Crystal Trio makes music with glass instruments. The ensemble from Siberia, Russia is performing a concert 7:30 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Community Theatre as part of the Greenwood Performing Arts season lineup.

The trio performs a variety of music, including classical and modern works written specifically for glass instruments. The three instruments include a glass harp, a glass pan flute and a glass instrument known as a verrophone.

Dating back to the 18th century, the technical skill for playing these instruments is far more involved than blowing across the spout of an open glass bottle, or running a wet finger around a crystal goblet. However, some mechanics required to produce sound are similar, but much more dynamic and melodic.

The evening performance is sponsored by First Citizens Bank and Wesley Commons. Tickets are $34 and are available through the GCT box office, 864-229-5704. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Tickets are also available for students and senior adults to attend a daytime outreach performance, sponsored by the Greenwood Woman’s Club. Those are $6. Call the Greenwood Performing Arts office for details, 864-227-8744.

Cecily Ferguson, GPA executive director, has seen the trio perform before.

“I have never seen any performance like this before or since,” Ferguson said in a release. “They tour the United States just once each year, and we are fortunate to be able to bring them to Greenwood.”