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American Balalaika Symphony
Presented by Strathmore
Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 8:00 PM
Music Center at Strathmore

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Peter Trofimenko, conductor & artistic director

Discover the uniquely beautiful sound of this orchestra, selected as a winner of the 25th anniversary “Great Strathmore Giveaway.” Embodying a tradition that dates back to 19th-century Russia, they replace the customary bowed strings of the violin family with plucked balalaikas and domras, producing a shimmering sound augmented by full wind and percussion sections and such unusual instruments as the bayan (Russian button accordion) and the gusli (large horizontal table harp).

Listen and Learn! Free post-concert discussion with Peter Trofimenko and musicians, led by Strathmore President & CEO Eliot Pfanstiehl.

Audio File: American Balalaika Symphony, "Overture – Children of Captain Grant" - Listen Now!
Audio File: American Balalaika Symphony, "School Waltz" - Listen Now!
Audio File: American Balalaika Symphony, "Waltz No. 2" - Listen Now!

METRO CLOSURE Please note, if you plan to take Metro trains to the performance, the Grosvenor-Strathmore rail station will be closed on this day. Metro will operate free shuttle buses between the White Flint, Grosvenor-Strathmore and Medical Center Metrorail stations, but patrons will need to expect up to 40 minute delays. The Metro Garage at the station will remain OPEN. Learn More on Metro's Website

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