Russian Nobility Ball 2007 took place on Friday, May 11th. 2007 at the
Grand Ball Room of "The Pierre Hotel", Fifth Avenue at 61st Street, New York City, New York.
The cocktail hour started at 7:30pm.
Music for cocktail hour and program for dinner show were provided by New York based Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya, artistic director/founder Mikhail Smirnov. Guest artist: Sergey Riabtsev (violin).
Ensemble Barynya program started around 9:45pm. The program included Cossack song and dance (band, singers and dancers),
Russian Gypsy traditional songs "Dark Eyes" and "Three Lanes" (Pichurova, Menshikov and band),
Russian Gypsy dance and song "Two Guitars" (band and dancers), Gypsy
Violin Extravaganza (Sergey Riabtsev and band), and balalaika solo by Alex Siniavski.
Barynya cast: Sergei Riabtsev (violin), Mikhail
Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Alex Siniavski (Gypsy guitar,
balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika contrabass), Viktoria
Pichurova (singer) Alexander Menshikov (singer), Vitaly Verterich (dancer), Misha
Nesterenko (dancer), Andrij Cybyk (dancer), Ganna Makarova (dancer), Olga Chpitalnaia (dancer), Valentina