The Balalaika Duo

Wednesday Aug 10, 2011
Free show

VENUE
Socrates Sculpture Park
on the grass along the water
Long Island City
3134 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11106
Take the N or W train to the Broadway stop in Queens and walk eight blocks west on Broadway (toward the East River) to the intersection of Vernon Boulevard.

SHOW
7:00PMLive music
8:30PMFilm begins

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This Show Presented in Partnership With
Museum of the Moving Image
Socrates Sculpture Park
Vulture
New York Magazine
IFC

NY Premiere

The Balalaika Duo

Official Link: http://www.barynya.com/balalaika_duo/new_york.htm

New York Balalaika Duo (Mikhail Smirnov and Lev Zabeginsky) is based in New York City, and is part of the Russian music, dance and song ensemble Barynya (Russian: Барыня), established in the year 1991. Barynya is a world renowned group that enjoys exalting stature as the premier Russian folk ensemble outside of Russia. Barynya presents Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish and Gypsy Roma traditional dancing, music, songs, and virtuoso performances on instruments including the balalaika, garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion), balalaika contrabass, bayan, Gypsy guitars, domra, violin. Barynya has been invited to perform at some of the most prestigious cultural venues in the United States, including Carnegie Hall in New York, 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.


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