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01-31-2012, 9am and 10am, Saints Peter and Paul School, Easton, Maryland

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 at 9:00AM and 10:00AM Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, vocals, guitar), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), and dancer Boulat Moukhametov performed two 45 min concerts at Saints Peter and Paul School, 900 High Street, Easton, MD 21601.

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Tuesday January 31st 2012, 01-31-2012, Elina Karokhina, Boulat Moukhametov, Saints Peter and Paul School, Easton, Maryland, Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya
01-31-2012, Saints Peter and Paul School, Easton, Maryland

12-03-2014, 9am, Country School, Easton, Maryland

Russian Balalaika dance, song, and music Trio performed 45 min program in Easton, Maryland. Multicultural School Assembly took place on December 03, 2014 (9am) at the Country School, 716 Goldsborough Street, Easton, MD 21601.
Program of performance:
The program of performances included Russian folk accordion garmoshka introduction with popular folk song "KALINKA" (Калинка-Малинка), Russian folk song and dance "Metelitsa" (Метелица, The Snowstorm), introduction of Russian folk instrument balalaika with performance of Russian folk dance "Kamarinskaiya" (Камаринская), Russian Gypsy Roma song and dance "Dark Eyes" (Очи Черные), "Skorogovorke" - Russin tongue-twisters' Medley (Скороговорки), Alfaveet - Russian Alphabet lesson (Урок русского языка), Evreiskiy Tanets - Russian Jewish wedding dance with Candle (Еврейский танец со свечкой), Instrumental guitar-balalaika Medley, Orkesrt Russkikh Narodnykh Instrumentov - Russian percussian Band interactive game with students (Оркестр русских перкусионных инструментов), Barynya, Russian folk dance lesson and workshop for all students (Урок народного танца), Balalaika instrumental solo Chardash (Чардаш), and Ukrainian folk song and dance "Peedmanoola".
Russian ethnomusicologist, singer, musician, Artistic Director and Founder of Barynya ensemble Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals) led the performance by giving a short explanation of every number of the program in English. He talked briefly about costumes, folk instruments, Russian traditions, explained the difference between Russian and English alphabet, and performed Russian tongue-twisters. Musical director of the group Elina Karokhina performed a few solos on Russian folk instrument .
Balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina who was born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), Russia. She began her formal training at the Mussorgsky Music College of St. Petersburg and continued her training at N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory, earning a degree as an Orchestra Soloist. She continued her training at the Conservatory, which included a brief residency in Germany. After, she returned to her native St. Petersburg and completed her education, earning a Doctor of Musical Art degree in the Balalaika. Following her graduation, she began working as a musician, both as a teacher and as a performer, teaching balalaika. Elina Karokhina served in the Russian Army in the Military Ensemble in the Northwest Order of Red Stars. As a balalaika soloist Elina has toured all over the world. When she moved to the United States in 2009 she was hired as a musicial director and soloist with the biggest professional Russian music, song and dance ensemble Barynya (New York). In January 2015 Elina Karokhina was selected to perform the balalaika part with Mariinsky Theatre directed by famous conductor Valery Gergiev in Rodion Shchedrin's opera "The Enchanted Wanderer" at the Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York. In May 2016 she was hired to play several concerts at the Carnegie Hall in New York City as a part of "THE TRIUMPH OF HOPE" international event.
Elina Karokhina and Mikhail Smirnov are members of Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya (established in 1991). The Barynya is available for hire for performing art centers, school assemblies, festivals, colleges, libraries, concert halls, restaurants, private and corporate events as one powerful ensemble or in smaller groups.

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12-18-2012, Youths Benefit Elementary School, Fallston, Maryland

On Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Barynya Trio performed at the Youths Benefit Elementary School in Fallston, Maryland. Cast: Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Erik Davletbaev.

Barynya School Assembly Trio, Russian dancers, Russian musicians, Russian singers, balalaika, garmoshka, Russian music, Russian dance, Russian songs, Youths Benefit Elementary School, Fallston, Maryland, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Erik Davletbaev, 12-18-2012, Monday December 18 2012, Youths Benefit Elementary School 1901 Fallston Rd Fallston MD 21047
12-18-2012, Youths Benefit Elementary School, Fallston, Maryland

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Musicians and dancers of ensemble Barynya performed in many places including Bloomingdale, Canada, Niagara Falls, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Chihuahua, Mexico, Birmingham, UK, Sydney, Australia, Toronto, Canada, Anchorage, Alaska, Heritage Middle School, Chino Valley, Arizona, Dateland School, Dateland, AZ, Mayer Elementary School, Mayer, AZ, Mountain Vista School, Oracle, AZ, Candeo Schools, Peoria, AZ, Milestones Charter School, Phoenix, Arizona, October 2017, Keystone Montessori Charter School, Phoenix, AZ, March 2013, Pima Community Center for the Arts West Campus, Tucson, AZ, January 26, 2019, Proscenium Theater at Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ, January 2017, St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church, Tucson, AZ, October 2017, Wickenburg Community Center in Wickenburg, Arizona, Vovember 7th, 2021, Chino Valley, Arizona, Dateland, AZ, Mayer, AZ, Oracle, AZ, Peoria, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, Phoenix, Arizona, 2017, Alameda, California, Altadena, CA, Сamarillo, CA, Chatsworth, CA, Coalinga, CA, Corcoran, CA, Crescent City, CA, El Monte, CA, Rio Vista Elementary School - 2019, Farmersville, CA, Fresno, CA, Georgetown, CA, Hanford, CA, Happy Camp, CA, Hayward, CA, Hidden Valley Lake, CA, Hillsborough, CA, Kenwood, CA, Lincoln, CA, Lomarica, CA, Los Gatos Meadows, Los Gatos, CA, Mira Costa High School Auditorium, Manhattan Beach, CA, Mendota, CA, Oceanside, CA, Oxnard, CA, Pasadena, CA, Roseville, CA, Sacramento, CA, 03-25-2013. Los Paseos Elementary School, San Jose, CA, 11-05-2020. Virtual performance at the Evergreen Elementary School, San Jose, CA, San Leandro, CA, Santa Ana, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, Seiad Valley, CA, Spring Valley, CA, Sun Valley, CA, Sunnyvale, CA, Temecula, CA, Thousand Oaks, CA, Tracy, CA, Turlock, CA, Ukiah, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, West Hills, CA, Windsor, CA, Yuba City, CA, Brighton, Colorado, Denver, CO, Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree, CO, Colchester, CT, Darien, CT, Eastford, CT, Enfield, CT, Greenwich, CT, Greenwich, CT 2015, Middletown, CT, Norwich, CT, Stamford, CT, Stratford, CT, Taftville, CT, Wolcott, CT, Woodstock, CT, Washington, DC, Rockwood Park Carriage House, Wilmington, Delaware, Cape Coral, Florida, Cape Coral Lee County, FL, Clearwater, FL (November 2015), Stetson University, DeLand, FL, Delray Beach, FL, Estero, FL, Fort Myers, FL, Lauderhill, FL, Lehigh Acres, FL, Miami, FL (Dec 2015), Miami, FL (2013), Micco, FL, North Fort Myers, FL, Orlando, FL, Pine Island, FL, Plantation, FL, Sarasota, FL, St.Petersburg, FL, Venice, FL, West Palm Beach, FL, Lahaina, HI, Lamoni, IA, Elk City, ID, Arlington Heights, IL, Batavia, IL, Park Plaza, Chicago, IL, Medinah, IL, 10-24-16. N.Massenkoff, Barynya, Brubeck Center, Wabash Valley College, Mount Carmel, IL, Oak Park, IL, Princeton, IL, Quincy, IL, Bloomington, IN, Brookville, IN, Columbus, IN, Evansville, IN, Laurel, IN, Lebanon, IN, Shelburn, IN, Shelbyville, IN, Colony, KS, Eureka, KS, Gardner, KS, Beechmont, KY, Jackson, KY, Lexington, KY, Morehead, KY, Pikeville, KY, Stanton, KY, Bastrop, LA, Tallulah, LA, Agawam, MA, Boston, MA 2015, Cape Cod, MA, Chestnut Hill, MA, Gardner, MA (2013), Stoneham, MA, Massachusetts Assisted Living concerts (2017), Public school in Agawam, MA, New Arbat Russian Restaurant in Allston, MA 2010, Jewish Community Housing "It Takes a Village", Brighton, MA, World Trade Center's Seaport Hotel, Boston, MA 2012, Bevcam TV Studio, Boston, Massachusetts, 2011, Cadbury Commons Assisted Living, Cambridge, MA, St. Francis Xavier School, Hyannis, MA (Cape Cod), Chabad Chestnut Hill, Chestnut Hill, MA, Elm Street Elementary School, Gardner, MA (2013), Elm Street Elem School, Gardner, MA (2015), Bowman Elementary School, Lexington, MA, Jewish Community Center, Marblehead, MA, Newbury Elementary School, Newbury, MA, Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), Salem, MA, Colonial Park Elem School, Stoneham, MA, 07-30-2020. Virtual performance, Stoughton Public Library, MA, Steward Elementary School, Topsfield, MA, Spalding Memorial School, Townsend, MA, 07-20-2022, Balalaika Duo virtual concert for Schechter Holocaust Services in Waltham, MAAnnapolis, MD, Arnold, MD, Baltimore, MD, Bel Air, MD, Easton, MD, Finksburg, MD, 12-18-2012, Youths Benefit Elementary School, Fallston, MD, Joppa, MD, Largo, MD, Laurel, MD, Ridge, MD, Rockville, MD, Sandy Spring, MD, Silver Spring, MD, Tilghman, MD, Bristol, ME, Portland, ME, Detroit, MI, Holland, MI, Kalamazoo, MI, Petoskey, MI, Rockford, MI, Taylor, MI, Westland, MI, Florissant, MO, Gorin, MO, St. Louis, MO, Jefferson Memorial, St.Louis, MO, Canton, MS, Union, MS, Asheville, NC, Chapel Hill, NC, Fayetteville Technical Community College, 01-21-2020, Kill Devil Hills, NC, Kitty Hawk, NC, Mocksville, NC, Fairbury, NE, Omaha, NE, Center Sandwich, NH, Wolfeboro, NH, 8-13-22. Balalaika Duo Asbury Hotel, Asbury Park, New Jersey, 8-13-22. Balalaika Duo Cape May Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May, New Jersey, Denville Senior Living Community in Denville, NJ, 7-1-2022. Balalaika Duo at Just Home Adult Medical Care, East Brunswick, NJ, Thanksgiving party in Somerset County, Far Hills, NJ, Fort Lee Public Library, Russian DJ Russian-Jewish-American Birthday party in Fort Lee, NJ, Freehold Boroughs Public School, International Europe Day at the Willow School, Gladstone, NJ, Russian wedding at the Stony Hill Inn, Hackensack, NJ, 07-24-2022. Balalaika Duo, Valentina's 70th Birthday, Harrington Park, NJ, Highland Park High School, Highland Park, NJ, St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Howell, NJ, Ukrainian Birthday party at the Zabava Restaurant in Independence Township, Barynya Balalaika Duo Live every Thursday Night in Keyport, New Jersey, Russian-Ukrainian-Italian wedding at The Alan Catering & Events, Lodi, NJ, Mahwah Library-2017, Mahwah, NJ, Mahwah Public Library-2019, Mahwah, NJ, Ukrainian-Russian wedding, South Gate Manor in Manalapan, NJ, Herb Zuckerberg Yiddish Club in Monroe Township, New Jersey, Morristown Community Theatre, Morristown, NJ, 2006, FIRST NIGHT New Years show in Morristown, NJ, 2012, Russian-American-Jewish wedding at the Tides Estate, North Haledon, NJ, Fox Hills Adult Community, Rockaway, NJ, 8-28-22. Balalaika Duo @ wedding in Spring Lake, NJ, Place Lake Ridge Adult Community, Shalom Club, Toms River, NJ, Russian - American wedding at the Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, NJ, 50th Birthday party, Chart House Restaurant, Weehawken, NJ, Farmington, NM, Fruitland, NM, Lovington, NM, Milan, NM, Henderson, NV, Wedding in Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas, NV, 01-19-2012. Wild Sheep Foundation Convention, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Reno, Nevada, Albany, NY, Albion, NY, Amitvylle, NY, Steinway Street Festival, Astoria, Queens, Avon, NY, 08-28-2022. Barynya Balalaika Trio Brighton Beach Festival, Ded Moroz and Snegurochka in Brooklyn, NY, Russian Heritage Festival, Copacabana Club, New York City, Russian Music Trio at the Deity Events & Weddings, downtown Brooklyn, Assembly at Public School 241K in Brooklyn, New York, Buffalo, NY, Faith Food and Fellowship Fest, Holy Trinity Church, East Meadow, Long Island, Freeport, NY, Balalaika Trio, Wedding, Garrison, NY, 9-17-2011, Geneseo, NY, Holbrook, NY, Live Russian Music Hot Potato House Restaurant in Brooklyn, NY, Live Russian Music Anyway Cafe Brooklyn New York, Live Russian Music Anyway Cafe New York City East Village, Balalaika Duo at the Anyway Cafe in New York City, 12-04-2020. Balalaika Duo at the Anyway Cafe in NYC, 03-27-2021. Balalaika Duo Anyway Cafe Brooklyn, 02-08-2020. Gypsy Trio, Anyway Cafe NYC, Wedding reception at 26 Bridge, downtown Brooklyn, Russian Church Abroad NYC Dinner Cruise, Balalaika Duo NYC Cruise Wedding Jun 15, 2020, 01-13-2012, New York Encounter Festival NYC, Jeffersonville, NY, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY, Petroushka Ball-2006, Petroushka Ball-2007, Petroushka Ball-2008, Petroushka Ball-2009, Petroushka Ball-2011, Petroushka Ball-2012, Petroushka Ball-2013, Petroushka Ball-2014, Petroushka Ball-2015, Petroushka Ball-2016, Petroushka Ball-2017, Petroushka Ball-2018, Nanuet, NY, 11-28-2022. Nyack's Blini event, New Rochelle, NY, Carnergie Hall, NYC, Plattsburg, NY, Purchase, NY, Queens, NY, Rego Park, NY, Riverhead, NY, Rochester, NY, Scotia, NY, Slate Hill, NY, Staten Island Children’s Museum-2019, Somers, NY, Southampton, NY, Staten Island, NY, Petroushka Ball 2012 at the Waldorf Astoria, New York City, Watertown, NY, Balalaika Trio in West Point, NY, Westhampton Beach, NY, Russian Themed Birthday party at the Noble Nest in White Lake, NY, 08-17-2022. Barynya (4 people), Adult Care Center concert in Woodmere, Long Island04-19-2016. Pearls Hawthorne School, Yonkers, NY, 08-22-2020. Barynya and Natasha Stolichnaya. Untermyer Park, Yonkers, 12-08-2020. Nutcracker TV episode in New York City, Akron, OH (July 2015), Cincinnati, OH 2013, Cincinnati, OH 2016, Cleveland, OH, Likeside, OH, Warren, OH, The Dalles, OR, Gold Beach, OR, Klamath Falls, OR, Sheridan, OR, Adams County Heritage Festival in Pennsylvania, Aston, PA, Doylestown, PA, Du Bois, PA, Dunmore, PA, Erie, PA (Troika Fest), Gettysburg, PA, Houtzdale, PA, BDAA-2018, King Of Prussia, PA, Lake Como, PA, Lansdale, PA, 08-06-2022. Ukrainian wedding, Drumore Estate, Pequea, PA, 09-18-2008, Gorbachev 2008 Liberty Medal, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA, St. Marys, PA, Millerstown, PA, PA School Tour Winter 2020, Russian Themed Birthday Party, Balalaika Duo, Philadelphia, PA, 06-22-2020. Virtual performance Russian dancers Westmoreland Library Network, PA, 07-06-2020. Virtual performance at public library in Pennsylvania, Aguadilla, PR, Cayey, PR, San Juan, PR, Clayville, Rhode Island, 03-20-2012. Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, Balalaika Duo concert with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, South Carolina, Florence, SC, Lancaster, SC, Latta, SC, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Fort Dorchester High School, North Charleston, SC, Memphis, TN, Emerson Elementary School, Amarillo, TX, Henderson Elementary School, Dallas, TX, Deer Creek Elementary School, Fort Worth, TX, Ira School, Ira, TX, San Antonio, Texas 2010, Texas, 2011, San Antonio, TX concert tour 2013, San Antonio, TX concert tour 2016, Barynya dancers in San Antonio, March 2020, 12-01-2020. Russian Balalaika Duo Virtual performance, San Antonio, TX, Mountainview Elementary School and South Bosque Elementary School, Waco, TX, BDAA, Holiday Inn Alexandria Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia, Arlington Traditional School, Arlington, VA, Big Island Elementary School, Big Island, VA, Broadus Wood Elementary School, Earlysville, VA, Oak View Elementary School, Fairfax, VA, Stone Spring Elementary School, Harrisonburg, VA, Chesapeake Academy, Irvington, VA, Heritage High School, Leesburg, VA, Boonsboro Elementary School, Lynchburg, VA, Kent Gardens Elementary School, McLean, VA, Belview Elementary School, Radford, VA, Livingston Elementary School, Spotsylvania, VA, Crestwood Elementary School, Bonney Lake, Washington, Chloe Clark Elementary School, Dupont, WA, Monroe Elementary School, Everett, WA, Garfield Elementary School, Olympia, WA, North Omak Elementary School, Omak, WA, Puyallup Public Library, Puyallup, WA, Corporate event in Seattle, WA, Pathfinder School, Seattle, WA, Emerson Elementary School, Snohomish, WA, , Wilkeson Elementary School, Wilkeson, WA, 11-11-2020. Virtual Showcase for Southeastern Wisconsin Library Youth Services, St. Joseph School, Dodgeville, WI, Dimensions of Learning Academy, Kenosha, WI, Iowa-Grant High School, Livingston, WI, Morgantown, WV, Sand Fork, WV.

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