Siverko Dance Ensemble from Russia, which was founded in 1976 and first came to the Billingham festival in 1987, are accompanied by a harmonica, balalaika, reed pipe and domra
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The Eugene musician - the accordion-playing third of Trio Voronezh, which also includes Valerie Petrukhin on balalaika and domra
player Vladimir Volokhin - picked up the ultra-new Roland FR-8x "virtual accordion" with its 92 right-hand buttons, 120 bass buttons on the left, 180 orchestral sounds and 18 drum sets.
Balalaika and Domra
Association of America Festival/Concert.
In the second arrangement Russian composer Yuri Yakushev combines a domra
(a traditional Russian plucked string instrument) with instruments from both a classical orchestra and a jazz band in an easy-listening, Beguine-style.
Statman began seeking out a number of masters of maqam-based music for lessons, including Armenian kemenche/tar player Andrinik Aroustamian, Mountain Jewish kemenche player Zevulon Avshalomov, Greek cimbalom player Paul Lemberis, a Romanian-Jewish mandolinist named Martin Kalinsky who also played balalaika and domra
and later, Epiorti Greek clarinetist (and NEA National Heritage Fellow) Periklis Halkias.
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Bonasera, Artistic Director Summer Artist Shamil Yagudin, Ballet Master of the Bolshoi Ballet
, which was built by a famous instrument-maker in Russia, is made of pearwood, ebony, and palisander.
The instruments include the domra
, which is stringed and plucked; the gusli (psaltery), also stringed and plucked, the oldest instrument represented; the balalaika, more strings plucked, here a double-bass balalaika; and the bayan, a reed keyboard accordion.
On the derivation tambur (more accurately, tunbur) 'either, pandora' [less than] MP tanbur it may be noted that the ultimate etymon is Greek pandoura (by metathesis), a word that has furnished the name of a variety of stringed instruments from Italy to India (bandura, mandola, tamburitza, domra
The instrumentation is a mixture of orchestra (strings, flute, horn, trumpet, trombone, harp, glockenspiel) and band (drum, guitar, bass guitar, keyboard), with the addition of a domra
(a Russian folk instrument belonging to the lute family with metal strings).
The third thing that the ensemble's domra
player, Vladimir Volokhin, did - soon after getting a car and a TV set, of course - was to buy a computer.