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UW Russian Folk Orchestra Concert

April 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Concert will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, time and specific location TBD. More information is coming soon!

Proudly celebrating their 21st season, the UW Russian Folk Orchestra specializes in performing Russian and other Eastern European folk songs, dances, and ballads on traditional stringed instruments known as balalaikas and domras. Although both instruments have three strings (some domras have four), they are shaped and tuned differently, but together give off that magical quality Slavic music is known for. Along with the strings, the orchestra uses accordions, bayans (button accordions), and various woodwind and percussion instruments.

This performance features special soloists:

Anya Gubenkova (vocals)

David Cooper (balalaika, domra) of the Atlanta Balalaika Society


April 22, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm