Lincoln High Graduate to Perform with Tamburitzans

Alena Kucan

After recently returning home from her Spring Break tour in Florida with the group, Lincoln High graduate, Alena Kucan prepares to perform with the Tamburitzans for their second presentation at Ellwood City’s Lincoln High School.

The group, which formed nearly 80 years ago is a group-effort tradition consisting of an array of talented students who continually aw crowds with their unique and culturally diverse performances.

Alena’s father Pete Kucan, described the show as “a two hour tour of Europe,” as the Tammies depict Europe’s eccentric culture through their costumes and performances. “People are always blown away after witnessing the show,” he furthered.

According to the Tamburitzans official website, the mission of the Pittsburgh Folk Arts Institute (the Tamburitzans) is to advance the positive image of Pittsburgh as America’s model for “progress in diversity” by the perpetuation of international cultural heritages through performances and folk arts programs for the global community.

To become a performer for the group, interested participants are chosen by audition and given a scholarship. Alena auditioned two years ago and has been performing with the group since.

Kucan says his daughter loves traveling with the group, but she is especially excited to be participating in the upcoming show in her home town.

The show is scheduled for Sunday, April 9, starting at 3p.m. and will take place at Lincoln High School, located at 501 Crescent Ave.

Tickets are $25 advance and $30 at the door, tickets can be bought online here or by calling 412-974-6465.

The event benefits the Rotary Club of Ellwood City Scholarship Fund.

More details on the official flyer below.

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