Westminster, Md., April 24, 2019—Carroll Community College (Carroll) caps
its concert series with a performance by Bob Rychlik, internationally
recognized player, composer and teacher of fujara, koncovka and other overtone
flutes, along with acoustic guitarist Sara Towe Horsfall, on Thursday, May 2 at
6:30 p.m. in the Theater in the Scott Center. Admission is free and open to the
A fujara is a
three-holed fipple flute that is played in a standing position with the flute
held close to the body. It can be more than six feet tall and was used in
Slovakia by shepherds to communicate with each other. Rychlik, a native of Czechoslovakia,
fled communist rule and settled in Maryland with his family. His compelling personal story, along with a
demonstration of the fujara, can be heard in his TedXNaperville talk “Fujara
and Freedom”: www.youtube.com/.
Rychlik has been
promoting the fujara and its music in the U.S. and Europe, connecting fujara
makers and players worldwide. He established and co-organized three
international fujara festivals in Slovakia, and taught fujara workshops in the
U.S., Slovakia and Czech Republic. He has performed at the Kennedy Center in
Washington D.C., folk festivals in D.C. and Maryland, Czech and Slovak ethnic
festivals in Baltimore and Virginia, and other venues in the United States and worldwide.
In Carroll County, he has been teaching fujara and koncovka at Common Ground on
the Hill at McDaniel College for the past eight years.
thrilled to bring this unique and powerful performance to Carroll and the
community,” said Eric McCullough,
Music, Carroll Community College. “Rychlik’s tremendous talent, personal
connection to the instrument’s history, and sense of humor will make for an
Community College’s mission is Empowering learners. Changing
lives. Building community. Carroll Community College (Carroll)
provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to advance careers,
enrich lives, and strengthen the community we serve. Carroll offers academic
and career preparation leading to transfer to four-year colleges and
universities, and for direct entry into professional opportunities.
Personalized learning, small class size, individualized attention from expert
faculty, affordability, a convenient location, and customized training and
services to the business community all make Carroll a popular choice. Since
1993, the College has served more than 136,000 students of all ages and
backgrounds. Carroll Community College is located at 1601 Washington Road,
Westminster, Md., 21157. Visit us on our website at www.carrollcc.edu.