Russian Dance, Song and Music ensemble Barynya, Artistic Directo Mikhail Smirnov, Saturday, October 13, 2018, Freeport High School, Freeport Community Concert Association, FCCA, Freeport, Long Island, New York, photo credit Yuriy Balan, Valentina Kvasova, Alexander Rudoy, Simona Zhukovski, Serhiy Tsyganok, Irina Biryukova, Konstantin Tulinov, Olga Yeliseyeva, Olga Chpitalnaia, Ilia Pankratov, Vladimir Nikitin, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Irina Zagornova, Alisa Egorova

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On Monday, July 6th, 2020 starting at 6pm Russian dance, song and music ensemble Barynya presented one hour concert for a public library in Penssylvania. Program was broadcast via Zoom Application, FaceBook Live and on YouTube website. About 150 people watched the performance. Dancer Konstantin Tulinov, siner and Russian garmoshka player Mikhail Smirnov, balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, dancer Elena Notkina were in the cast of Barynya ensemble on that day. Mikhail Smirnov (Artistic director and founder of ensemble Barynya) provided explanation about songs, dances, costumes and Russian culture before each number of the show. Starting on March 15th, 2020 due to the Covid-19 virus musicians, singers and dancers of ensemble Barynya are providing virtual concerts for schools, libraries, festivals, and other venues. Performances are live-streamed via Zoom, Facebook Live, YouTube.com, and some other types of media.

Contact info: msmirnov@yahoo.com, 201-981-2497 (cell, text)

1 hour video of the performance

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Monday, June 20, 2020, 6pm. Virtual performances at Westmoreland Library Network, Pennsylvania

Monday, June 22nd, 6pm. World-renowned Russian dance and music ensemble returned to Westmoreland Library Network with more dancing, songs, and music. Barynya presented 1 hour performance titled BARYNYA. From Russia With Love. Music, songs, and dances of old Russia. Program included Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish and Gypsy Roma traditional dancing, music, songs, and virtuoso performances on instruments including the balalaika, garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion) and balalaika contrabass. Cast of performers: dancer Konstantin Tulinov, Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), dancer Elena Notkina.

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, 06-20-2020, 07-06-2020, 07-20-2020.  Virtual performances at the Westmoreland Library Network, Pennsylvania
06-20-2020, 07-06-2020, 07-20-2020. Virtual performances at the Westmoreland Library Network, Pennsylvania

Ensemble Barynya 1 hour virtual concert, Monday, June 22nd, 2020

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June 12th, 2020. Virtual concert for the Brooklyn Public Library

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, June 12th 2020, virtual Russian dance and music concert, Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Moldavian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Tatar songs music and dances, live performances on garmoshka, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Elena Notkina, Konstantin Tulinov, Brooklyn Public Library
06-12-2020. Virtual concert for Brooklyn Public Library

On Friday, June 12th, 2020 from 7pm-8pm ensemble Barynya performed virtual Russian dance, song, and music show featuring dancer Konstantin Tulinov, dancer Elena Notkina, balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, and Mikhail Smirnov (vocals, garmoshka, guitar) for Sheepshead Bay library. Concert was broadcast live via YouTube, FaceBook Live and Zoom meeting application. Program of performance included Russian Tongue Twister, Russian folk dance "Barynya", Russian Jewish wedding dance with the candle, Russian folksong "The Peddlers" (Korobeiniki), Don River Cossacks dance "By The Field" (Pree Luzhke), "The Moon Is Shining Brightly" (Svetit Meysiats) with the introduction to Russian folk instrument Balalaika-Contrabass, National dance of Tatar people from Kazan' region of Tatarstan, world famous "Bottle dance", Jewish wedding dance from "The Fiddler On The Roof", Russian folk song "Valenki" (Felt Woolen Boots), balalaika solo Elina Karokhina, "The Snowstorm" (Metelitsa), Russian Khorovod dance, Russian folk song "Kamarinskaiya" (instrumental, balalaika solo Elina Karokhina), Ukrainian folk dance and song "Pidmanula" (You Tricked Me), Aram Khachaturian's "Sabre Dance" (instrumental, balalaika solo Elina Karokhina), Moldavian traditional dance "Hora Jog", Russian Gypsy dance "Mardzhandzha" (Dance, Dzhandzha), Russian folk dance "Kalinka", and other selections.


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May 14th, 2020. Virtual concert for schools in San Antonio, Texas

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, May 14th 2020, virtual Russian dance and music concert, Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Moldavian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Tatar songs music and dances, live performances on garmoshka, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Elena Notkina, Konstantin Tulinov, Musical Bridges Around the World, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools
May 14th, 2020, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools, San Antonio, Texas

Musical Bridges Around the World produced a virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly last week for 46 participating schools to end the spring semester. Mayor of San Antonio, Texas Ron Nirenberg introduced the concert and local teachers welcomed their students. Ensemble Barynya presented a colorful performance with Russian music, dance, instruments, and culture! Cast of ensemble Barynya included dancer Konstantin Tulinov, dancer Elina Notkina, balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, and artistic director Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals). A live Q&A session with Barynya, schoolchildren and their teachers followed the performance.

"I just want to say that the Live Streaming turned out great! That was a great idea and my students loved it!"
-Mrs. Garcia, Palo Alto Elementary

"The performance today was absolutely FANTASTIC! It was incredibly well done, and just a wonderful way to spend the afternoon."
-Ms. Short, Bulverde Creek Elementary

"Thank you for putting together the virtual concert! The program was great. I'm glad I could share this resource with my kids."
-Mr. Phillips, Murnin Elementary

Program of ensemble Barynya performance

01. Mikhail Smirnov introduces the Barynya concert
01a. Introduction for Russian folk dance "Barynya"
01b. "Barynya" Russian dance

02. Introduction to Russian folk instrument "Balalaika" with song "Angry Husband"

03. Introduction to Jewish Candle Dance
03a. Jewish Wedding dance with the Candle

04. Introduction to Garmoshka - Russian Accordion with Russian folksong "The Peddlers"

05. Introduction to Cossack Dance
05a. Don River Cossacks dance "By The Field"

06. Introduction to Russian folk instrument Balalaika-Contrabass with the song "The Moon Is Shining Brightly"

07. Introduction to Tatar dance
07a. "Kubaliak", national dance of Tatar people from Kazan' region of Tatarstan (part of Russia)

08. Russian Tongue Twister "Natalia" performed by Mikhail Smirnov

09. Introduction to the Bottle dance
09a. "Bottle dance" - world famous Jewish Bottle Dance from "The Fiddler On The Roof"

10. Introduction to Valenki, Russian folk song.
"Valenki" (Felt Boots or Woolen Boots) - instrumental, balalaika solo Elina Karokhina

11. Introduction to "The Snowstorm" dance
11a. "The Snowstorm" (Metelitsa), Russian Khorovod dance

12. Introduction to "Kamarinskaiya"
12a. "Kamarinskaiya" - instrumental, balalaika solo Elina Karokhina

13. Introduction to "Pidmanula" (Ukrainian)
13a. Ukrainian folk dance and song "Pidmanula" (You Tricked Me)

14. Introduction to "Sabre Dance"
14a. Khachaturian's "Sabre Dance" - instrumental, balalaika solo Elina Karokhina

15. Introduction to Moldavian dance "Hora Jog"
15a. "Hora Jog", Moldavian traditional dance

16. Introduction to Russian Gypsy dance
16a. "Mardzhandzha" (Dance, Dzhandzha), Russian Gypsy dance

17. Introduction to "Kalinka" dance
17a. "Kalinka" is Number 1 Russian folk dance


The full KTC concert assembly livestream is now available on our YouTube, go check it out!


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Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, May 14th 2020, virtual Russian dance and music concert, Russian Gypsy dance, dancers Elena Notkina, Konstantin Tulinov
May 14th, 2020, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools, San Antonio, Texas

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, May 14th 2020, virtual Russian dance and music concert, Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Moldavian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Tatar songs music and dances, live performances on garmoshka, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Elena Notkina, Konstantin Tulinov, Musical Bridges Around the World, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools
May 14th, 2020, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools, San Antonio, Texas

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, May 14th 2020, virtual Russian dance and music concert, Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Moldavian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Tatar songs music and dances, live performances on garmoshka, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Elena Notkina, Konstantin Tulinov, Musical Bridges Around the World, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools
May 14th, 2020, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools, San Antonio, Texas

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, May 14th 2020, virtual Russian dance and music concert, Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Moldavian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Tatar songs music and dances, live performances on garmoshka, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Elena Notkina, Konstantin Tulinov, Musical Bridges Around the World, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools
May 14th, 2020, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools, San Antonio, Texas

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, May 14th 2020, virtual Russian dance and music concert, Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Moldavian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Tatar songs music and dances, live performances on garmoshka, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Elena Notkina, Konstantin Tulinov, Musical Bridges Around the World, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools
May 14th, 2020, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools, San Antonio, Texas

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, May 14th 2020, virtual Russian dance and music concert, Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Moldavian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Tatar songs music and dances, live performances on garmoshka, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Elena Notkina, Konstantin Tulinov, Musical Bridges Around the World, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools
May 14th, 2020, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools, San Antonio, Texas

ABOUT ENSEMBLE BARYNYA

Russian music, dance and song ensemble Barynya, established in the year 1991, is a world renowned group that enjoys exalting stature as the premier Russian folk ensemble. Under direction of artistic director/founder Mikhail Smirnov ensemble Barynya has become the most requested Russian dance and music show outside of Mother Russia. Most recent tours of Barynya include United Arab Emirates, Canada, Lithuania, Hong Kong, Australia, Great Britain, Mexico. Barynya presents Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Roma Gypsy, Jewish, Tatar, Siberian Nanai traditional dancing, music, songs, and virtuoso performances on instruments including the balalaika, balalaika-contrabass, garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion). Barynya has been invited to perform at some of the most prestigious cultural venues in the United States, including Carnegie Hall in New York City, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the Smithsonian Institute of America in Washington D.C., the United Nations in New York, and the Russian Embassy in Washington D.C. Barynya is globally recognized and boasts an impressive client roster of dignitaries, politicians, celebrities and organizations from around the world. In October 2019 ensemble Barynya was hired to perform during Official State Visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi. In 2008 company performed at the black-tie Gala after the Liberty Medal was presented to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev by President George H.W. Bush. The prestigious event was attended by over one thousand dignified guests including the likes of Tom Brokaw, Dikembe Mutumbo and Van Cliburn. Barynya also performs annually at the Russian Nobility Ball for the Russian Nobility Association in New York. Members of the ensemble have been invited to perform at many film premier and celebrity parties, including the official post-Grammy Award parties in New York and for private events hosted by Barbara Walters, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, and Tommy Hilfiger. Mikhail Smirnov, the founder and Artistic Director of Barynya, was invited as one of the eight judges on NBCs hit dance show, "Superstars of Dance".

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Russian dance song and music ensemble Barynya provided music, song and dance performances in many places including Bloomingdale, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Chihuahua, Mexico, Birmingham, UK, Sydney, Australia, Toronto, Canada, Anchorage, Alaska, Chino Valley, Arizona, Dateland, AZ, Mayer, AZ, Oracle, AZ, Peoria, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, Phoenix, Arizona, 2017, Alameda, California, Altadena, CA, amarillo, CA, Chatsworth, CA, Coalinga, CA, Corcoran, CA, Crescent City, CA, El Monte, CA, Rio Vista Elementary School - 2019, Farmersville, CA, Fresno, CA, Georgetown, CA, Hanford, CA, Happy Camp, CA, Hayward, CA, Hidden Valley Lake, CA, Hillsborough, CA, Kenwood, CA, Lincoln, CA, Lomarica, CA, Los Gatos Meadows, Los Gatos, CA, Mira Costa High School Auditorium, Manhattan Beach, CA, Mendota, CA, Oceanside, CA, Oxnard, CA, Pasadena, CA, Roseville, CA, Sacramento, CA, San Jose, CA, San Leandro, CA, Santa Ana, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, Seiad Valley, CA, Spring Valley, CA, Sun Valley, CA, Sunnyvale, CA, Temecula, CA, Thousand Oaks, CA, Tracy, CA, Turlock, CA, Ukiah, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, West Hills, CA, Windsor, CA, Yuba City, CA, Brighton, Colorado, Denver, CO, Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree, CO, Colchester, CT, Darien, CT, Eastford, CT, Enfield, CT, Greenwich, CT, Greenwich, CT 2015, Middletown, CT, Norwich, CT, Stamford, CT, Stratford, CT, Taftville, CT, Wolcott, CT, Woodstock, CT, Washington, DC, Rockwood Park Carriage House, Wilmington, Delaware, Cape Coral, Florida, Cape Coral Lee County, FL, Clearwater, FL (November 2015), Stetson University, DeLand, FL, Delray Beach, FL, Estero, FL, Fort Myers, FL, Lauderhill, FL, Lehigh Acres, FL, Miami, FL (Dec 2015), Miami, FL (2013), Micco, FL, North Fort Myers, FL, Orlando, FL, Pine Island, FL, Plantation, FL, Sarasota, FL, St.Petersburg, FL, Venice, FL, West Palm Beach, FL, Lahaina, HI, Lamoni, IA, Elk City, ID, Arlington Heights, IL, Batavia, IL, Park Plaza Chicago, IL, Medinah, IL, Oak Park, IL, Princeton, IL, Quincy, IL, Bloomington, IN, Brookville, IN, Columbus, IN, Evansville, IN, Laurel, IN, Lebanon, IN, Shelburn, IN, Shelbyville, IN, Colony, KS, Eureka, KS, Gardner, KS, Beechmont, KY, Jackson, KY, Lexington, KY, Morehead, KY, Pikeville, KY, Stanton, KY, Bastrop, LA, Tallulah, LA, Agawam, MA, Boston, MA 2015, Cape Cod, MA, Chestnut Hill, MA, Gardner, MA (2013), Stoneham, MA, Topsfield, MA, Townsend, MA, Annapolis, MD, Arnold, MD, Baltimore, MD, Bel Air, MD, Easton, MD, Finksburg, MD, Joppa, MD, Largo, MD, Laurel, MD, Ridge, MD, Rockville, MD, Sandy Spring, MD, Silver Spring, MD, Tilghman, MD, Bristol, ME, Portland, ME, Detroit, MI, Holland, MI, Kalamazoo, MI, Petoskey, MI, Rockford, MI, Taylor, MI, Westland, MI, Florissant, MO, Gorin, MO, St. Louis, MO, Jefferson Memorial, St.Louis, MO, Canton, MS, Union, MS, Asheville, NC, Chapel Hill, NC, Fayetteville Technical Community College, 01-21-2020, Kill Devil Hills, NC, Kitty Hawk, NC, Mocksville, NC, Fairbury, NE, Omaha, NE, Center Sandwich, NH, Wolfeboro, NH, New York Russian Music Program at the Springpoint at Denville, Senior Living Community in Denville, NJ, Thanksgiving party in Somerset County, Far Hills, NJ, Fort Lee Public Library, Russian DJ Russian-Jewish-American Birthday party in Fort Lee, NJ, Freehold Boroughs Public School, International Europe Day at the Willow School, Gladstone, NJ, Russian wedding at the Stony Hill Inn, Hackensack, NJ, Highland Park High School, Highland Park, NJ, St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Howell, NJ, Ukrainian Birthday party at the Zabava Restaurant in Independence Township, Russian-Ukrainian-Italian wedding at The Alan Catering & Events, Lodi, NJ, Mahwah Library-2017, Mahwah, NJ, Mahwah Public Library-2019, Mahwah, NJ, Ukrainian-Russian wedding, South Gate Manor in Manalapan, NJ, Herb Zuckerberg Yiddish Club in Monroe Township, New Jersey, Morristown Community Theatre, Morristown, NJ, 2006, FIRST NIGHT New Years show in Morristown, NJ, 2012, Russian-American-Jewish wedding at the Tides Estate, North Haledon, NJ, Fox Hills Adult Community, Rockaway, NJ, Place Lake Ridge Adult Community, Shalom Club, Toms River, NJ, Russian - 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