BDAA-2013, Ensemble Barynya at the Balalaika and Domra Association of America in Sarasota, Florida, USA

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Four members of Russian dance, song and music ensemble Barynya performed in Sarasota, Florida during the Balalaika and Domra Association of America conference in July 2013. Amazing Balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina led the Barynya balalaika trio for a performance during BDAA concert at the Sarasota Opera House. Singer Irina Zagornova was invited to sing popular Russian song "The Volga River" ("Techyot Reka Volga", "Течёт река Волга") with the BDAA balalaika and domra orchestra. Irina has also performed couple of songs with Barynya Balalaika Trio. Leonid Bruk surprised everybody with his flowless performance on his huge balalaika-contrabass. Garmoshka and guitar player Mikhail Smirnov was singing a lot of popular songs including "Long Road", "Dark Eyes", "Katyusha", "Korobushka", "Kalinka" before the concert in Sarasota Opera House's foyer when people were gathering and waiting for the show to start.
 
Singers, dancers and musicians of Barynya ensemble performed at the conventions of BDAA (Balalaika and Domra Association of America) in 2005, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
 
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.

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For the price quote email mikhail@barynya.com or call (201) 981-2497.

VIDEO

Barynya Balalaika Trio. Medley's Rehearsal 01

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Medley's Rehearsal 02

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Green Cove Springs Branch Clay County Library, Green Cove Springs, Florida, December 12, 2019

On Thursday, December 12th, 2019 two members of Russian song, dance, and music ensemble Barynya provided one hour performance at the Green Cove Springs Branch of Clay County Library system. Exact address: 403 Ferris St, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. Program started at 6:30pm. Artistic director, singer, garmoshka, and guitar player Mikhail Smirnov announced every number of the show in English. The performance was titled "From Russia With Love - Songs, Music, and Dances Of Old Russia" and included Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Russian Jewish, and Russian Roma Gypsy songs, music, and dances. All instrumental numbers were performed on the traditional Russian instruments balalaika and garmoshka. Music selections included Russian folk song and dance "The Snowstorm" (Вдоль по улице метелица метёт), "Kalinka" (Калинка-малинка моя), "Long Road" (Дорогой длинною), "Two Guitars", "Meadowlands", Andreev's Waltz "Daydreams", Russian folk song and dance "Kamarinskaya" (Камаринская), "Somewhere My Love" from "Dr. Zhivago" movie (Тема Лары из фильма Доктор Живаго), "The Moon Is Shining Brightly" (Светит месяц), "The Peddlers" (Коробейники), "Ural Mountains Dance", "Angry Husband", Russian Jewish Wedding Dance (Еврейский свадебный танец со свечкой), "Dark Eyes" (Очи чёрные), "Gypsy Roma Medley", Shostakovich's Waltz #2, "Valenki" (Felt Boots), Ukrainian folk song and dance "You Tricked Me" (Пiдманула), Russian Tongue Twister song «Шёл я яром, шёл я низом», "Sabre Dance" from "Gayane" by Aram Khachaturian (Танец с саблями Хачатуряна), "Csardas" by Vittorio Monti (Чардаш Монти), ВАЛЬС ДЮРАН (solo by balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina), Russian folk dance Barynya (Барыня), Russian table song "Maroz" (Ой, мороз, мороз), and other selections. After the show Mikhail and Elina took some photos with kids and adults who attended the program.

Elina Karokhina, Green Cove Springs Branch, Clay County Library, Green Cove Springs, Florida, Thursday, December 12th, 2019, 403 Ferris St, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
All photos from the Green Cove Springs Branch in Green Cove Springs, FL

Balalaika Duo performance at the public library in Punta Gorda, Florida

Two members of Barynya ensemble performed one hour show at the Punta Gorda Library, 401 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Performers: Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, vocals, guitar), Elina Karokhina (balalaika, dancer, vocals). The program took place on Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 1pm.

Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Russian musicians Florida, 2019, Punta Gorda Library, 401 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
All photos from concert at the Punta Gorda Library

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