Russian dancers, musicians (balalaika, garmoshka), multicultural school assembly in Ira, TX (Texas)
Russian song, dance, and music ensemble Barynya performed during a multicultural school assembly in Ira, Texas. The performance took place on Friday, February 22, 2013 at the Ira School, 6143 W. FM 1606, Ira, TX 79527 (9am).
Established in 1991, ensemble Barynya presents Russian, Cossack and Jewish traditional dancing and music on instruments including the balalaika, balalaika contrabass, guitar and garmoshka. Barynya has been invited to perform at some of the most prestigious cultural venues in the U.S., including Carnegie Hall, the Smithsonian, the United Nations and the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Ensemble 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.
In March 2020 Barynya ensemble performed twelve shows at schools in San Antonio, Texas. Cast of performers included dancer/singer Valentina Kvasova, musician/singer Mikhail Smirnov and dancer Serhiy Tsyganok. Program of performances included Russian, Ukrainian, Cossack, Gypsy and Jewish songs and dances with accompaniment of Russian folk button accordion garmoshka. The tour was made possible by Musical Bridges Around the World, organization that introduces the best and brightest artistic talent from across the globe to inspire audiences with dynamic, unparalleled excellence in the performing arts.
List of schools where performances took place:
Monday, March 2nd, 2020, 8:30am. Price Elementary school, 245 Price Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78211
Monday, March 2nd, 2020, 9:45am. Five Palms Elementary school, 245 Price Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78211
Monday, March 2nd, 2020, 1:45pm. Hutchins Elementary School, 1919 W Hutchins Pl, San Antonio, TX 78224
Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 8:30am. Benavidez Elementary School, 8340 Interstate 35 Access Road, San Antonio, TX 78224
Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 10:00am. Athens Elementary School, 2707 W. Gerald. San Antonio, TX 78211
Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 1:10pm. Kindred Elementary school, 7811 Kindred St, San Antonio, TX 78224
Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 2:05pm. Palo Alto Elementary School, 1725 Palo Alto Rd. San Antonio, TX 78211
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 8:00am. SST Discovery School, 5707 Bandera Rd. Leon Valley, TX 78238
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 1:00pm. Kriewald Elementary School, 10355 Kriewald Rd., San Antonio, TX 78245
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 2:15pm. Southwest Elementary School, 11914 Dragon Lane, Bldg. 1000., San Antonio, TX 78252
Thursday, March 5, 2020, 8:30am. JT Brakenbridge School, 1214 Guadalupe St., San Antonio, TX 78207
Thursday, March 5, 2020, 1:30pm. Devine Intermediate School, 900 Atkins Ave., Devine, TX 78016
12-01-2020. Virtual performance for Musical Bridges Around the World "Facebook Live for Giving Tuesday" event in San Antonio
On Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 Elina Karokhina (balalaika) and Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals) provided brief virtual performance for Musical Bridges Around the World Facebook Live for Giving Tuesday! Mission to support and bring multicultural performing and visual arts in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. Musicians performed two Russian winter songs and answered a few questions.