Dancers, singers, and musicians of Barynya ensemble provided several performances during 7th Annual Ann Arbor Russian Festival 2019 that was taking place on the grounds of St. Vladimir Orthodox Church in Dexter, Michigan on Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th, 2019. Exact address: St Vladimir Orthodox Church, 9900 Jackson Rd, Dexter, MI 48130. Performances included Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Tatar, Russian Gypsy Roma, Moldavian, Jewish Bottle Dancers, live performances on balalaika-contrabass, balalaika, guitar and garmoshka. Ensemble Barynya cast included Alisa Egorova (dancer), Serhiy Tsyganok (dancer), Konstantin Tulinov (dancer), Simona Zhukovski (dancer), balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), and Russian ethnomusicologist, folk singer, garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion) player Mikhail Smirnov who led the performance by giving a short explanation of every number of the program in English. Mikhail talked briefly about costumes, instruments, traditions, and performed several Russian tongue-twisters. Program of performances included Гармошка solo, dance Барыня, Russian folk song Камаринская, Балалайка-контрабас соло, Russian folk dance Метелица, Cossack song and dance "Ой при лужке", Khachaturiyan's "Танец с саблями", Russian song "Ходят кони", Moldavian dance Молдавский танец, World Music Balalaika Medley Попурри, Jewish dance with candles Еврейский свечки, Jewish Bottle dance Бутылки, Somewhere My LOve from Доктор Живаго movie, Russian Gypsy song and dance "Очи чёрные", Dance of Russian Bear танец медведя, V Andreev's Вальс бабочка, Zatsepin "Счастье вдруг", dance of Russian Nobility "Данила Купер", balalaika solo Дюран Вальс, Tatar dance - Татарский, Russian tongue-twister Скороговорка, Russian folk song "Валенки", Ukrainian folk dance Гопак, Fiddler On The Roof Medley, Russian folk song "Коробейники", Russian Gypsy song "Две гитары", Monti's Чардаш, Цыганский танец Марджанджа, balalaika solo instrumental "Винят меня в народе", "Увезу тебя я в тундру", Russian Sailror's dance Матросский танец, balalaika solo Семёновна, A. Petrov's "Мохнатый шмель", Russian folk dance "Калинка", and other selections. Ensemble Barynya is available for hire for Performing Art Centers, school assemblies, festivals, colleges, universities, libraries, concert halls, restaurants, private and corporate events as one powerful ensemble or in smaller groups.
Barynya balalaika trio plays Tundra, then full ensemble Barynya performs "Kalinka"
"I will take you to tundra", lyrics Mikhail Plyatskovskiy, music Mark Fradkin (own version of Barynya ensemble)
«Увезу тебя я в тундру», слова: Михаил Пляцковский, музыка: Марк Фрадкин (авторская версия ансамбля Барыня)
Bilingual Russian-English speaking Master of Ceremonies and Tamada (toastmaster) Mikhail and DJ Elina provided music and bilingual entertainment for mixed Russian-Ukrainian-American wedding reception at the Northern Shore Lodge in Hillman, Michigan. Exact address of the property: 18705 Glacier Trail, Hillman, Michigan 49746.
Russian song, dance and music Balalaika Trio Barynya performed on Sunday, July 12, 2015 a private event hosted by Nina and Eugene Tritinichenko in Holland, Michigan.
Russian song, dance and music duo (Mikhail Smirnov and Elina Karokhina) performed in Kalamazoo, Michigan during 19th Annual Kalamazoo Russian Festival hosted by Kalamazoo Russian Cultural Association.
School assembly concert at the Ottawa Elementary School in Petoskey, Michigan. The program included Russian folk dances "Barynya", "Metelitsa", "Kalinka", Ukrainian song and dance "Pidmanula", Russian dance from "Swan Lake" ballet, classical ballet dance "Swan", interactive lesson of Russian folk dance.
Russian balalaika player Elina Karokhina, balalaika-contrabass virtuoso Leonid Bruk, folk dancer Aleesher Rahmanoff performed a school assembly concert at the Parkside Elementary School, 156 Lewis St, Rockford, Michigan 49341.
School assembly concert at the Kinyon Elementary School in Taylor, MI. 45 min program of traditional Russian songs, instrumental numbers, folk and ballet dances.
Russian dance, song, and music trio Barynya (ballerina, singer, balalaika player) performed a school concert at the Huron Valley Lutheran High School in Westland, Michigan. Exact address: Huron Valley Lutheran High School, 33740 Cowan Road, Westland, MI 48185.