THE WBS FOLK ENSEMBLES
These groups of from two to twelve musicians perform at receptions, dinners, weddings, festivals and other venues in the greater Washington area. Appearing in traditional Russian folk costumes , with an extensive repertoire ranging from poignant romances to rousing folk dance music, these groups provide 'the Russian flavor' for events large or small whether as background music or the centerpiece of a gala performance presentation.
Ensembles in which WBS members participate include the Beltway Balalaikas, Washington Balalaikas and Russkie Musikanti. Singers and dancers can also be included in planning a festive program.
Additional information and pricing are available from the WBS Music Director.
"THE ST. PETERSBURG TRIO" AND "THE SPIRIT OF ST. PETERSBURG"
We are pleased to announce the arrival in the Washington area of "The Spirit of St. Petersburg" -- Svetlana Nikonova (domra) and Vladimir Zakharevich (bayan). Both are graduates of musical conservatories and possess extraordinary skill and virtuosity on their chosen instruments. Their extensive repertoire ranges from folk to classical, from 17th Century to contemporary.
The Duo is now accepting engagements for parties, receptions, school programs and other events where a tasteful musical program is needed to complement and enhance that special occasion. The Duo also joins with balalaika virtuoso Andrei Saveliev to perform as The St. Petersburg Trio.
To discuss having the Duo or Trio at your special event, please contact the WBS Music Director.
"RUSSKIE MUSIKANTI" FOLK ENSEMBLE
The"Russkie Musikanti" ensemble focuses on outreach programs - increasing WBS' exposure by bringing our unique music to venues such as retirement homes, festivals, churches and private events.
Additional information and pricing: Email The Russkies!