60 YEARS OF HISTORY – FOLK ENSEMBLE, KOSOVO
Opera on tour
Folk Ensemble’s Concert
In the city of Gjakova, on November 10, 2018, at the Palace of Culture, 7:00 PM.
The story of the Folk Songs and Dances Ensemble culminates in the 60th anniversary of its creation. As the country’s only Folk Ensemble, celebrations of this important anniversary began in early 2017, not only on the grand stage of NTOBFE, but also in schools where Albanian children study, in the main squares of the city of Tirana, on the theatre stages of Albanian and Kosovar cities. The culmination of the celebrations reached Tirana on November 11 and 12, 2017.
The Gala Concert with the extraordinary participation of artists, veterans of the Folk Ensemble and the troupe of artists that keeps this ensemble alive for years, of the ballet dancers of NTOB, was the highest culmination which brought once again the priceless jewels of our folkloristic music, dance and heritage to the attention of the public.
The National Folk Songs and Dances Ensemble was created as a professional ensemble in 1957, with all the artistic and technical elements of a genuine artistic troupe. This ensemble consists of soloists, dance group, vocal complex and folk orchestra.
Recently, the attention of the leaders of this troupe has focused on refreshing not only the repertoire but also its refinement according to the strict artistic criteria that preserve inherent values of folklore as the transmission of an immortal centuries-old value. Highlighting the richness of our folklore, the program will include from the most prominent dances of various areas, polyphonic songs, to orchestral formations in the form of Kaba, or the immortal tunes of cultivated song.
Vallja e Gështenjave
Soloist: Besmir Aga, Olta Ahmetaj, accompanied by the Ballet Troupe of the Folk Ensemble
N’at zaman t’asaj furije
Soliste: Irini Nikolla, accompanied by the Folk Ensemble Choir
Soloist: Alban Tahiri, accompanied by the Folk Ensemble Choir
Ritual i dasmës Tiranase
Ballet Troupe of the Folk Ensemble
Qaj Maro, qaj moj bijë
Soloist: Hysni Zela
Instrumental for Whistle and Orchestra
Soloist: Artan Shabani, whistle, accompanied by the Folk Ensemble Orchestra
Valle Dardhës (women)
Valle Gorarçe (men)
Soloist: Elton Cefa and Enkelejd Bajraktari, accompanied by the Ballet Troupe of the Folk Ensemble
Janinës ç’i panë sytë
Polyphonic group of the Folk Ensemble
Shkon djali tërmale
Folk Ensemble Choir and Orchestra
Soloist: Aranit Hoxha accompanied by Folk Ensemble Choir and Orchestra
Tabllo koreografike Çame
Soloists: Leonard Mitrushi & Helga Saraçi, accompanied by the Ballet Troupe of the Folk Ensemble
Këngët e popullit tim
Këndo bilbili poshtë te zalli
Soloist: Irma Libohova
Tabllo vallesh me motive të Veriut
Soloists: Enkelejd Bajraktari & Helga Saraçi, accompanied by the Ballet Troupe of the Folk Ensemble