Join us on Saturday November 23 at noon for a concert by the University of Wisconsin Russian Folk Orchestra.
The Orchestra, now in its 16th season, is a unique ensemble performing Russian and other East-European folk music on authentic Russian instruments, balalaikas and domras. The orchestra was founded and is directed by Victor Gorodinsky. The Orchestra is made up of two groups of authentic Russian stringed instruments: balalaikas and domras. The Orchestra also uses accordions, bayans (button accordions), as well as various woodwind and percussion instruments.
The orchestra’s repertoire consists mainly of Russian and other Slavic folk songs, dances, and ballads, but also includes the music of Russian classical composers like Tchaikovsky. Victor Gorodinsky has written several original compositions for the ensemble. Read more about the UW Russian Folk Orchestra at their website.