Saturday 10 March 2018
The Sydney Balalaika Orchestra with its traditional folk instruments and costumes takes audiences on an unforgettable journey to the heart and soul of Russia. The arrangements of classic Russian folk songs by musical director Victor Serghie and cimbalom player Lucy Voronov are simply breathtaking in their beauty, power and expression.
Musical director Serghie’s free and easy banter builds a bridge of friendship between the performers and the audience. The 27 member orchestra including singers reflect an eclectic mixture of cultural origins −Armenian, Belorussian, Canadian, Chinese, Danish, North American, Swedish, Serbian and Ukrainian as well as Russian and Australian, all united by their passion for Russian folk music. Several soloists are acknowledged virtuosos on their instruments.