San Francisco Balalaika Ensemble
Rarely heard gems from Russia and the Ukraine
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When: Sunday, March 18th
Where: Rhythmix Cultural Works
2513 Blanding Avenue, Alameda, CA
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
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As the fourth concert in the Rhythmix Chamber Music Series, Rhythmix is proud to present The San Francisco Balalika Ensemble. Russian, Ukrainian, Russian Roma (Gypsy) and Crimean Tatar music performed on a traditional folk instrument orchestra of balalaikas, domras, bayan (Russian button accordian), zhaleika (Russian reed pipe) and sopilka (Ukrainian flute).
The San Francisco Balalaika Ensemble was founded in 2000 by director Clark Welsh (prima balalaika, domra, sopilka, brelka and zhaleika) to preserve this music which is rarely heard anymore.
The ensemble includes:
Mikel Estrin (bass domra), Nada Lewis (balalaika and vocals), Jay Stebley (knotra-bass balalaika), Grigory Krumik (bayan), Anna Nikolaeva Razgulova (domra) and Josh Cohen (domra and skripka) with special guest musicians.
For more info, please visit: sfbalalaika.com