Nyckelharpa. It sounds prettier than it sounds.

Denver Public Library's Schlessman Hall hosts some of Colorado's most talented musicians in the Fresh City Life Weekend Music Series -- free! This Saturday, concert-goers will hear the strange and beautiful sounds of the nyckelharpa played by Sandra Wong.

The nyckelharpa might be the duck-billed platypus of the music world. Swedish in origin, it combines the strings of a violin, the shape of steel guitar or violin and keys used to change tones or pitch. A cousin of the hurdy gurdy, this odd instrument always delights audiences. Musician Sandra Wong knows how to make her nyckelharpa sing; check out the video below and then see her in concert this weekend.

Nyckelharpa and Violin Solos with Sandra Wong

Saturday, April 27, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Our great hall will be a place of joyful noise this Saturday. Fresh City Life is proud to present this very special solo violin and nyckelharpa concert.

Current Weekend Music Series calendar.

Written by Chris on April 26, 2013

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