The Russian Speakers Society presents a concert featuring two outstanding groups: The Russian Duo and The Flying Balalaika Brothers.
The Russian Duo, based in Cleveland, Ohio, is an international project, born out of a love of traditional music and classical elegance. Oleg Kruglyakov, balalaika virtuoso, and Terry Boyarsky, masterful pianist, have teamed up for exuberant, passionate performances. Their collaboration combines the mysterious sounds of balalaika with the expressive range of the piano. Featuring vocals and Russian percussion, their extensive repertoire draws from Russian folk music, romances, dances, classical music, and gypsy melodies
The Flying Balalaika Brothers were originally comprised of two virtuoso native Russian musicians who combined classical training with folk traditions, later joining American musicians to create a unique sound. First established themselves at small festivals (Gilroy Festival, Sawdust Festival, Valencia Street Market, Pecan Street Festival, Music Under the Stars, Kerrville Folk Festival), they now perform in concert halls around the nation. This group features vocalist Zhenya Rock on balalaika, accordion, guitar, and banjo; Sergey Vashchenko on balalaika, bass, accordion; Aaryn Russell on guitar and bass balalaika; and Dustin Russell on drums Corinne Zappler on viola.
Both of these groups perform out of a love for traditional music and classical elegance. Join us for an innovative and exciting performance.
Sergey Vashchenko Musical Connections Flying Balalaika Brothers 512-656-6865 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fbb.rocks www.musicalconnections.net