Welcome to Summer Music Associates
Music at its Best!
The Summer Music Associates is celebrating its 42nd season! We are a non-profit, volunteer run organization helping to promote and provide a venue for outstanding musicians to perform in our beautiful Lake Sunapee area during the summer months. We hope you enjoy this summer's venue.
Saturday, September 12 - 7:30pm at Colby Sawyer Theater, New London, NH
The Duquesne University Tamburitzans is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the cultural heritages of Eastern Europe and its neighbors through performance, while awarding scholarships to talented and deserving student performers.
Based on the exciting music, songs, and dances of Eastern Europe and neighboring cultures, the Duquesne University Tamburitzans is the longest running live stage show of its kind in the United States. The ensemble, founded in 1937 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, takes its name from the tamburitza (tamburica) family of stringed folk instruments predominant in the music of Eastern Europe. Company members come from all corners of the U.S., Canada, and Eastern Europe, bringing lifetimes of performing experience to the stage. Chosen on the basis of outstanding talent as well as academic achievement, each of the student performers receives an endowed scholarship award to study at Duquesne towards a degree in any academic field offered by the University, while performing with the Tamburitzans on weekends and semester breaks.
In addition to the company’s offices, our Administration Building houses one of the world’s finest collections of museum-quality folk costumes and artifacts as well as an extensive library of rare books, multi-media recordings, music manuscripts and other artifacts relating to folk culture.