On Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 musicians and dancers of Barynya ensemble performed two hours program during the "Russian Evening" event (Русский Вечер) at the Five Towns Premier Rehabilitation and Nurcing Center in Woodmere (Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States). Exact address: 1050 Central Ave, Woodmere, NY, 11598. The program of performance included Russian, Tatar, Gypsy, Jewish, Moldavian and Ukrainian dances. Musicians performed the most popluar Russian songs, Soviet songs from movies, Gypsy songs, classical poeces and perform some requests including "Валенки", "Хава нагила", "Чардаш", "Московские окна", "Деспозито", and other selections.
Barynya Duo live every Thursday night at the 3BR Distillery in Keyport, New Jersey
Every Thursday night from 7pm to 10pm musicians of ensemble Barynya Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka, vocals) and Elina Karokhina (balalaika) are playing live music at the 3BR Distillery in Keyport, New Jersey. Exact address of the venue: 3BR Distillery, 7 Main Street, Keyport, New Jersey 07735.
July 16, 2022. Niagara Falls, ONTARIO, Canada, Russian Adoption Reunion 2022
On Saturday, July 16th, 2022 musicians and dancers of ensemble Barynya - Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Alisa Egorova, Valentina Kvasova, Alexandr Rudoy - performed 30 minutes show for adoptees ages 8-21, and their families during Russian Adoption Reunion 2022 event that took place at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel, 5875 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls, ONTARIO L2G 3K7, Canada. There were adoptees from Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Kyrgyzstan and China. Totasl guests count: 250. The program included "Korobushka", "Kalinka", "Valenkee" ("Woolen Boots"), "Mardzhandzha", "Hopak", "Dark Eyes", "The Moon Is Shining Brightly" and "Bottle Dance" based on the "Fiddler On The Roof".
November 2021. Elina Karokhina with the Washington Balalaika Orchestra
In the end of November 2021 balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina was invited to perform two concerts with the Washington Balalaika Orchestra in Virginia and Maryland. The WBS (Washington Balalaika Orchestra) is a community-based orchestra of more than fifty musicians with a mixture of amateur and professional training. Conductor Svetlana Nikonova.
January 23, 2020. Concert with Charleston Symphony Orchestra, South Carolina
On Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 Elina Karokhina, and Mikhail Smirnov performed joined concert titled "FROM RUSSIANS WITH LOVE" with Charleston Symphony Orchestra led by conductor Yuriy Bekker. Program of performance: Dmitri Shostakovich Festive Overture, Op. 96, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky “ Polonaise ” from Eugene Onegin, Sergei Rachmaninoff's Vocalise, Modest Mussorgsky, (arr. Nikolai Rimsky - Korsakov) Night on Bald Mountain, Stravinsky's Firebird Infernal Dance Berceuse Finale, Aram Khachaturian's “Sabre Dance“ from Gayane, Nikolai Rimsky - Korsakov “Flight of the Bumble Bee” from Tale of Tsar Saltan, Russian Folk Song "Oche Chiornie" (Dark Eyes), arr. Carmen Dragon, Lionel Bart, arr. John Bachalis “ From Russia With Love “ from James Bond: From Russia With Love, Maurice Jarre, arr. Bill Holcombe “Laura’s Theme” from Dr. Zhivago, Russian Folk Song "Kalinka", Russian Folk Song "Kamarinskaiya", Russian Folk Song "Valenki", Russian Folk Song "Korobushka", Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky “Finale” from Symphony No . 4 in F minor, Op. 36.
August 24, 2019. 60th birthday party, Chinar Restaurant, Staten Island, New York
One hour show during Russian 60th birthday party on Saturday, August 24th, 2019, 8pm at the "Chinar On The Island" Restaurant. Cast of performers included singer and seven string guitar player Vasiliy, singer and 6 string guitar player Mikhail, singer/dancer Valentina. Program of the performance included "Kai One", "2 guitars" ("Две гитары"), "Shatritsa", "Joseph-Joseph", "Vengerka", "Mato", "Mardjandja", "Dark Eyes" ("Очи чёрные"), "Long Road" ("Дорогой длинною"), "За дружеской беседою", "Эй, ямщик, гони-ка к Яру", "Мохнатый шмель", "Цыганская фантазия" (инструментальный номер), "Не будите", "Нанэ Цоха", "Чардаш" (инструментальный номер), "Бирюзовые златы колечки", "Как цветок душистый" (цыганская величальная), "Только раз" (романс), "Пропил Мишка", "Что мне горе", "Gypsy Medley" (Попурри), "Сердце на снегу", "Мы на лодочке катались", and other Gypsy Roma (Romani), songs, music, and dances. The company also presented several Russian, Ukrainian, and Moldovian songs, as well as some classical music, and internationally known hits.
June 29, 2022. Gorton High School, Yonkers, New York
On Wednesday, June 29, 2022 singers, musicians and dancers of the company provided 30 min show during international festival at the Gorton High School in Yonkers, New York. Cast of performers: musician Leonid Bruk, dancer Maija Rutkovsky, dancer Arsentii Oskin, singer Vera Bergman, musician Mikhail Smirnov, musician Elina Karokhina, dancer Alisa Egorova, dancer Alexey Klyuchnikov, dancer Maria Klyuchnikova.
June 26, 2022. The Seaside Park Community Arts Center, Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, New York
On Sunday, June 26th, 2022 singers, musicians and dancers provided 30 minutes show at the The Seaside Park Community Arts Center located on Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York. Exact address of the venue: Amphitheater At Coney Island Boardwalk 3052 West 21 Street Brooklyn NY 11224. The event was titled the "Cultural Celebration in Coney Island". Cast of performers: dancer Alisa Egorova, dancer Sergey Tsyganok, dancer Majia Rutkovsky, musicians Mikhail Smirnov, dancer Olga Chpitalnaia, singer Vera Bergman, singer Oleg Kolomyets, dancer Arsentii Oskin.
June 18, 2022. College Point Cultural Center and Museum at the Poppenhusen Institute, Queens, New York
On Saturday, June 18, 2022 musicians and dancers of the company provided 60 min show during "Immigration Now" event at The College Point Cultural Center and Museum at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Road, College Point, Queens New York 11356. The program was titled "Tribute to Ukraine" - Dance and music from Eastern Europe. As per client's request dancers included audience participation at the end.
June 5, 2022. 50th Wedding Anniversary in Alexandria, Virginia
Musicians, dancers and singers provided music and entertainment for six hours long 50th Wedding Anniversary event at one of the most desired, spacious, intimate, and unforgettable Potomac-Front wedding event venue in the National Capital Area. Cast of performers included Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Alisa Egorova (dancer), Elena Belova (singer), Leonid Bruk (contrabass balalaika), Yuriy Lemeshev (accordion), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, vocals). 25 acres of gardens and woods overlooking the Potomac River. The party took place on Sunday, June 5th, 2022. Exact address of the venue: River Farm, 7931 E Boulevard Dr Alexandria Virginia 22308.
June 5, 2022. Astoria’s Multicultural Celebration Festival Dutch Kills Playground Long Island City, Queens, New York
Musicians and dancers provided exiting show during International Festival in Astoria, Queens on Saturday, June 5th, 2022. Exact address: Dutch Kills Playground 36th Avenue & Crescent Street, Long Island City, NY 11106. Performance started at 4pm. Cast: dancer Vladimir Nikitin, dancer Alisa Egorova, singer and accordion player Mikhail Smirnov, musician Elina Karokhina, dancer Masha Klyuchnikova, dancer Valentina Kvasova, dancer Arsentiy Oskin, dancer Konstantin Tulinov.
June 3, 2022. Multicultural Festival at the Kings Highway Academy (Public School 197) in Brooklyn, NY
Dancers and musicians performed several shows during multicultural festival at the Public School 197 in Brooklyn on Friday, June 3rd, 2022. Event took place at The Kings Highway Academy located at 1599 East 22nd Street, Brooklyn, New York 11210. Cast: dancer Vladimir Nikitin, dancer Alisa Egorova, dancer Masha Klyuchnikova, dancer Olga Yeliseeva, dancer Arsentiy Oskin, dancer Sergey Tsyganok, dancer Veronika Gunko, musician Leonid Bruk, musician Elina Karokhina.
November 7th, 2021 Free public concert at the Wickenburg Community Center, Wickensburg, Arizona
On Sunday, November 7th, 2021 at 2pm musicians and dancers of ensemble Barynya performed 90 min concert in Wickensburg, Arizona. Free public performance took place at the Wickenburg Community Center (exact address: 160 N. Valentine, Wickenburg, Arizona 85390). Dancers: Pavel Getman, Viktoriia Lazareva. Musicians: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals). The program of concert included Russian dances, music and songs.
October 24, 2020, Russian Themed Birthday Party, Chinar On The Island, Staten Island, New York, dancers, musicians, singers, MC, Tamada,
On Saturday, October 24th, 2020 five members of ensemble Barynya - Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, vocals, guitar), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Alisa (dancer), Konstantin Tulinov (dancer), and Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass) - provided entertainment during Russian themed Surprice Birthday Party at the Chinar On The Island, 283 Sand Ln, Staten Island, NY 10305. The company met the Guest of Honor Сергей Владимирович at the door with Bread and Salt ceremony followed by CHAROCHKI (величальная для именинника) dressed in traditional costumes with live music, and the Russian Bear. When guests were seated inside dancers and musicians provided a program with musicians playing the balalaika, garmoshka, balalaika contrabass, singing popular Russian songs, dancers performing several dance selections including Russian, Ukrainian, Gypsy, Jewish, Tatar with multiple costume changes. Artistic director of ensemble Barynya Mikhail Smirnov took care of Tamada/MC entertainment introducing toasts, and doing couple of games and trivia with guests, Guest of Honor and his wife.