Dancers and musicians of Barynya ensemble (Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina and Vladimir Nikitin) performed 45 min program
on Thursday, March 24, 2016 (7pm) at the Chabad Chestnut Hill, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.
Program of performance:
Program of performance included Jewish, Russian, Ukrainian, Cossack music, songs and dances including
"The Snowstorm" (Russian: Ìåòåëèöà - Metelitsa), Russian folk song and dance, "Dark Eyes", Russian Gypsy Roma song and dance, "Kalinka", Russian folk song and dance, Jewish wedding dance with Candle, "You Tricked Me", Ukrainian folk song and dance, "Barynya", Russian folk dance, popular Russian folk song "Koroboushka" and other selections.
Russian ethnomusicologist, singer, musician, Artistic Director and Founder of Barynya ensemble Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals) led the performance by giving a short explanation of every number of the program in English.
Musical director of the group Elina Karokhina performed a few solos on Russian folk instrument balalaika. Dancer Vladimir showcased several traditional dance numbers.
July 30th, 2020, virtual performance for the Stoughton Public Library, Stoughton, Massachusetts
On Thursday, July 30th, 2020 starting at 2pm ensemble Barynya presented one hour concert for the Stoughton Public Library, 84 Park St., Stoughton, MA 02072. Phone: 781-344-2711. The program was titled "BARYNYA. From Russia With Love. Music, songs, and dances of old Russia".