SYDNEY BALALAIKA ORCHESTRA RETURNS TO PUTTY
Sydney Balalaika Orchestra will be the first to perform on the new stage at Putty Hall on Saturday, 18 March.
Just back from a Russian tour, the group are looking forward to performing their fourth concert in the beautiful rural setting of Putty. Local Putty resident Martha Babineau, playing the domra, is one of 28 performers in the orchestra.
Authentic folk instruments and traditional Russian costumes, take audiences on an unforgettable journey to the heart and soul of Russia. Musical Director Victor Serghie’s and cimbalom player Lucy Voronov’s arrangements of classic Russian folk songs and orchestral pieces are simply breathtaking in their beauty, power and expression.
Inspired by Serghie’s free and easy banter which builds a bridge of friendship between the performers and the audience, the twenty plus orchestra and singers are an eclectic mixture of many cultures (Armenian, Australian, Belorussian, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, Irish, Russian, Scottish, Serbian and Ukrainian) united by their passion for the true Russian folk music – several soloists are acknowledged virtuosos on their instruments.
Along with regular performances in and around Sydney, the Orchestra performs at many major folk music festivals, tours interstate and has performed by invitation in China.
Before the start of the concert at 7pm, the Putty Hall bar will be open and a Russian style dinner will be served from 6pm. A supper of cakes and slices will be served with tea and coffee during interval. Concert, supper and Russian style dinner costs $35, children under 14 years $15. Concert and supper only costs $25, children $10. A special family rate is available. To book, please call Margaret on 6579 7077. Tickets available at door.
Sydney Balalaika Orchestra website: www.balalaika.com.au