Robert Burns shares his lifelong musical passion by performing instrumental music on the Hammered Dulcimer in this noontime concert in the Chamber Music Series. His unique melodic, rhythmic sounds and style captivate, educate and entertain. Robert enjoys an international following and is a full time independent DIY self sustaining musician, composer and music educator.
The Hammered Dulcimer, a predecessor to the piano, originated approximately 2,500 years ago in Persia. It was played throughout Europe and later brought to America where it gained popularity in the Appalachian Region. The word dulcimer comes from the Greek word “dulce-melos” which means “Sweet Melody”. Mr. Burns’s Hammered Dulcimer has 100 strings and is played with a variety of wooden hammers to create a beautiful soothing sound.
“Music brings us together and is good for the soul.”