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Tamburitzans to bring international cultures to the stage Nov. 19 in Edwardsville

One of the world’s finest, longest-running live musical variety stage shows of its kind returns to the Metro East on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.

The Tamburitzans will return for the popular Southwestern Illinois College Foundation annual student scholarship fundraiser. The internationally renowned troupe performs at 7 p.m. at the Edwardsville High School Performance Theater, 6161 Center Grove Road. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Show proceeds benefit the John N. and Diana Bellcoff Memorial Tamburitzans scholarships for students attending the SWIC Sam Wolf Granite City Campus.

The talented young artists, from Duquesne University, clad in elaborate costumes, will celebrate and share international cultural heritages through the universal languages of music and dance.

For more than 30 years, individuals from both Illinois and Missouri have enjoyed this group’s annual performance.

Founded in 1937, the Tamburitzans got their name from a stringed folk instrument called the tamburitza that is predominant in the music of Balkan cultures. The troupe is based in Pittsburgh, Penn., but dazzles both domestic and international audiences with its traveling performances.

Tickets are on sale now at $20 each and must be purchased in advance. For tickets, call Norma Bellcoff at (618) 978-1522. For credit card ticket purchases, visit Thankyou.swic.edu or call (618) 235-2700, ext. 5518.

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