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Maxine Cable Art and Stupa Village Opening Reception

January 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The swiss alphorn, an ancient wood horn predating metallurgy, is used to play beautiful melodies primarily to call cows grazing in the mountains. The Tibetan dung-chen is a long metal horn that is used to play long, loud, low-pitched tones to summon good spirits and dispelling the bad ones.

In Switzerland it is said: “Once upon a time the buddha heard an alphorn in the swiss alps and decided to have long horns in the mountains of Tibet.”  
Photo detail from Thai monastery near Lucerne Switzerland

Alphorn Soloist Tobi Cisin performs on a beautiful handcrafted alphorn made in the Vaud Canton of Switzerland by the master alphorn maker, Gerald Pot and also specializes in French horn.  She has a Master of Music degree from Indiana University and degrees in music education and anthropology.

Ms Cisin studied with the great alphorn virtuoso, Jozef Molnar, Gilbert Kolly and William Hopson.  During the summer, she spends time in the Swiss Alps and has attended many alphorn courses including Tzoumaz, Nendaz and the Alphorn Academy of Switzerland.  In 2007 she competed in the top ten percent at the International Alphorn Competition Of Nendaz.

Her alphorn 1991 debut in Washington, DC with the Swiss Folklore Group was to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the founding of Switzerland.  Since then Ms Cisin has appeared as a guest artist with the Folger Consort, many local orchestras, the International Horn Society Workshops and has performed at many Swiss, Austrian and German cultural events.  She is affiliated with Blaskapelle Alte Kameraden, and the Swiss Folklore Group of Washington.


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January 8
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm