Musical Instruments Gallery Talk and Demonstration

Local performer Beth Bahia Cohen will discuss the history, repertoire, and playing technique of a small fiddle known as the lyra, a traditional instrument of Greece and the surrounding region. Cohen will demonstrate the unique sound of this folk instrument using a variety of examples from her own collection, as well as on one recently acquired by the MFA, made by in Crete in 1981 by Manolis Karpouzakis.

Sponsored by Erica Zissman and Morty Isaacson