The Washington Balalaika Society will celebrate its 30th anniversary with three world-class domra virtuosi, a master of the balalaika, a brilliant and talented conductor and an orchestra of sixty musicians. Domra virtuosi Alexander Tsygankov from Moscow, Tamara Volskaya and Peter Omelchenko will join WBS Balalaika Concertmaster Andrei Saveliev, in a concert program created by WBS Conductor and Artistic Director, Svetlana Nikonova. The anniversary concert repertoire includes Mussorgsky’s, “The Great Gate of Kiev,” Rossini’s, “William Tell Overture,” Gliere’s "Russian Sailor’s Dance," from his ballet The Red Poppy,
Andreyev’s “Balalaika Waltz,” and the alluring “Lipa Wekowaja.” The Washington Balalaika Society is an orchestra of 60 musicians organized to perform the music of Russia, Ukraine and Eastern European countries on traditional instruments and in costume. It is the largest and most developed of Russian folk orchestras in North America.
Upcoming Dates & Times
- Sunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 3:00pm