Sturgeon Bay High School Auditorium Hosts a Performance by Barynya, Russian Folk Dance and Music Ensemble

As the opening program of the 2008 – 2009 concert series sponsored by the Door Concert Association, the Russian folk ensemble, Barynya, takes the stage at the Sturgeon Bay High School Auditorium on Tuesday, September 30 at 7:30 pm.

Barynya is a unique group of nine top soloists, musicians and dancers who have trained and performed with world-renowned Russian Folk Dance companies.

Artistic Director and Founder, Mikhail Smirnov is a professional Russian folk singer, performer and musician. As a student at the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts, Mikhail visited many different areas of Russia to collect Russian folklore. He has recorded over 100 hours of folk songs, tunes and lyrics – many of which are used in the Barynya program.

The Barynya program includes Russian, Coassacks, Gypsy, Ukrainian and Klezmer dances, songs and virtuoso performances on traditional Russian instruments such as the balalaika, garmoshka (Russian accordion), guitar, and percussion instruments.

Tickets will be sold at the door.