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NY Russian Balalaika Trio, Russian-American Wedding at The Garrison, Garrison, New York

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On Saturday, September 17th, 2011 musicians and dancers of Russian dance, song, and music ensemble Barynya provided music and entertainment during mixed Russian-American Wedding in Garrison, New York from 6pm to 10pm. Cast of Barynya ensemble included Danila Sherstobitov (dancer), Ilia Pankratov (dancer), Olga Chpitalnaia (dancer), Anna Brovkina (dancer), Leinid Bruk (contrabass balalaika player), Mikhail Smirnov (singer, garmoshka, and guitar player), and balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina. Exact address of the venue: The Garrison, 2015 US 9, Garrison, New York 10524. Address for GPS: 1 Snakehill Rd, Garrison, NY 10524.

Contact information: msmirnov@yahoo.com / Phone/Text (201) 981-2497.

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Contact information: msmirnov@yahoo.com / Phone/Text (201) 981-2497.

Emirates-Russian Week, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk and Mikhail Smirnov provided about 20 thirty minute performances during Emirates-Russian Week at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The most important guest of the Emirates-Russian Week were Russian president Vladimir Putin as well as United Arab Emirates' Prime minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov.

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Koinonia Christian Fellowship, Bloomingdale, Ontario, Canada

Musicians of Barynya ensemble played during Svet Ministries event at the Koinonia Christian Fellowship (Bloomingdale, Ontario, Canada) on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Program of performance Russian Tongue Twister Natalia, garmoshka solo "Zlatye Gory", Russian folk song "Kamarinskiya", Russian folk dance "Метелица", Cossack song "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 cast included balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), and Russian ethnomusicologist, folk singer, garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion) player Mikhail Smirnov.

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Russian Balalaika Trio, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya, Bloomingdale, Canada (near Toronto), Svet Ministries Event, Koinonia Christian Fellowship
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Performance with Arizona Balalaika Orchestra in Tucson, Arizona

Russian balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, singer/guitar player Mikhail Smirnov, contrabass-balalaika player Leonid Bruk, Arizona Balalaika Orchestra (www.azbalalaika.org) led by conductor Alexander Tentser performed a concert on Saturday, January 26th, 2019, 7pm at the Pima Community Center for the Arts West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, Arizona 85745.

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Restaurant Gamrinus, Brooklyn, New York

Musicians of the Barynya Balalaika Trio led by Elina Karokhina, best Russian balalaika virtuoso in the United States of America, performed three sets of Soviet, Russian, Jewish, and Gypsy songs and music during the Grand Re-Opening of iconic Russian Restaurant Gamrinus located on the corener of Ocean Parkway and Brighton Beach Avenue in the heart of Russian Brooklyn on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 from 8pm to midnight. Exact address of the venue: Gambrinus & Co, 3100 Ocean Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11235.

Gambrinus & Co 3100 Ocean Pkwy Brooklyn NY 11235, Barynya Balalaika Trio, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, photo credit Ilya Solis
New York based Barynya Balalaika Trio at the Gambrinus & Co, 3100 Ocean Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11235

Concert at the United States West Point Military Academy, West Point, New York

Balalaika Trio perfored a formal concert at the West Point Military Academy on April 16th, 2015. Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass) played a mix of popular, classical and traditional music and songs from Russia and from around the world. Program of performance included Andreev's Waltz, Russian folk song Kamarinskaya, Dr. Zhivago, The Moon Is Shining Brightly, Peddlers, Yablocko, Ural Mountain dance, Angry Husband, Onegin's Name Day Waltz, Russian Tongue Twisters, Mozart Turkish Rondo, Russian Folk Songs Medley, Dark Eyes, Gypsy Roma Medley, Shostakovich Waltz #2, Chardash, Balalaika Medley, Valenki (Felt Boots).

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Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Muhlenberg South Elementary School, Beechmont, Kentucky
Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov at the Muhlenberg South Elementary School, Beechmont, KY

Muhlenberg South Elementary School, Beechmont, Kentucky, January 31st, 2017

Russian folk music, dance and song trio Barynya - Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), and Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals) / - performed a concert on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at the Muhlenberg South Elementary School located in Beechmont, Kentucky. A program of the performance included Sabre Dance from "Gayane" by Aram Khachaturian, traditional Russian song "Kalinka" with accompaniment of Russian button accordion garmoshka, World Balalaika Medley, Siberian Nanai Fighting Dance "Wrestling of Nanai Kids" (Russian: "Нанаец"), dance of Russian Bear (Russian: "Танец Медведя"), Russian folk song and dance "The Snowstorm" (Russian: "Метелица"), Jewish Wedding Dance With Candles (Russian: "Танец со свечками"), Russian Romani Roma Gypsy song and dance "Dark Eyes" (Russian: "Очи Чёрные"), Russian folk dance lesson "Barynya" (Russian: "Урок танца"), Ukrainian folk song and dance "Pidmanoola" (Russian: "Украинский"), Russian folk instrument balalaika introduction with folk song Kamarinskaiya (Russian: "Камаринская"), Russian Tongue Twisters Medley ("Скороговорки"), Russian Percussian Orchestra interactive game with students ("Трещётки"), instrumental solo Chardash (Russian: "Чардаш"), and other selections.

Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Muhlenberg South Elementary School, Beechmont, Kentucky
Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov at the Muhlenberg South Elementary School, Beechmont, KY

Lakeside Adult Care Center, Brooklyn, New York

Balalaika Trio, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Lakeside Adult Care Center, Brooklyn, New York
Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Lakeside Adult Care Center, Brooklyn, New York

Photos of Leonid, Elina and Mikhail by professional photographer Yuriy Balan

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Musicians, singers, and dancers of the 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, Сamarillo, 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, Springpoint at Denville (The Oaks at Denville), Senior Living Community in New Jersey, 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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