Washington Balalaika Society 30th Anniversary Concert

  • June 02, 2019
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  • Wakefield High School
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  • Arlington, VA
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  • Music


Washington Balalaika Society 30th Anniversary Concert

The Washington Balalaika Society will celebrate its 30th anniversary with three world-class domra virtuosi, a master of the balalaika, a brilliant and talented conductor and an orchestra of sixty musicians.

Domra virtuosi Alexander Tsygankov from Moscow, Tamara Volskaya and Peter Omelchenko will join WBS Balalaika Concertmaster Andrei Saveliev, in a concert program created by WBS Conductor and Artistic Director, Svetlana Nikonova.

The anniversary concert repertoire includes Mussorgsky's, "The Great Gate of Kiev," Rossini's, "William Tell Overture," Gliere's "Russian Sailor's Dance," from his ballet "The Red Poppy," Andreyev's "Balalaika Waltz," and the alluring "Lipa Wekowaja."

The orchestra is organized to perform the music of Russia, Ukraine and Eastern European countries on traditional instruments and in costume. WBS is the oldest and most developed Russian folk orchestra in the United States.


Times: 3 PM    Tickets: Adult: $25.; Senior: $20.; Student: $15.; children 12 and under free    Phone: 240-314-8690    Website    Email

Wakefield High School
1325 South Dinwiddie Street, Arlington, 22206


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