Three members of Russias dance, song and music ensemble Barynya performed a school assembly concert in Gardner, Massachusetts on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013.
The program included songs, dances, and live music performed on balalaika, garmoshka (Russian diatonic button accordion), and guitar.
List of songs and dances: Russian folk song "Father Frost-Oi, Moroz, Moroz" (with accompaniment of garmoshka),
"Balalaika Medley", "Nanaisky Siberian Wrestling Dance", Siberian song and dance "The Snowstorm (Metelitsa)","Chicken dance", "Russian Tongue Twisters", Dance of Russian Bear, Russian song "Katyusha", Russian Gypsy song and dance "Dark Eyes" (Ochee Chyornye)", "Russian dance lesson", "Russian Alphabet lesson", Interactive game with students "Russian Percussion Orchestra", "Chardash" (balalaika solo),
Ukrainian traditional song and dance "You Tricked Me" ("Pidmanula").
Ensemble Barynya cast: Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals),
Elina Karokhina (balalaika, vocals, dance),
Gosha (dancer, costumed charachters).
Established in 1991, ensemble Barynya presents Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Gypsy, and Jewish traditional dancing and music on instruments including the balalaika, balalaika contrabass, guitar and garmoshka. Barynya has been invited to perform at some of the most prestigious cultural venues in the U.S., including Carnegie Hall, the Smithsonian, the United Nations, and the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Ensemble Barynya is available for hire for the performing art centers, school assemblies, festivals, colleges, libraries, concert halls, restaurants, private and corporate events as one powerful ensemble or in smaller groups.
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".