The Atlanta Balalaika Society will present a concert of Russian and Eastern European folk music on Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 8:15pm at Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow,Ga. 30260. Tickets are $20.00 and may be purchased in advance by calling (678) 466-4200 or at http://www.spiveyhall.org/.
The concert will feature domra virtuoso Angelina Galashenkova-Reed, bayan soloist Alla Mulvehill and the Zelyaskovi Bulgarian Ensemble.
The Atlanta Balalaika Society, now in its 27th year, is one of the largest orchestras of Russian folk instruments outside of Russia, and is the primary promoter of Russian folk culture in the Southeast. Colorfully dressed in traditional folk costumes, the orchestra performs on balalaikas, domras, and bayans (Russian button accordions), along with other ancient wind and percussion instruments.
The Atlanta Balalaika Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community orchestra dedicated to the performance and preservation of Russian and Eastern European folk music in the Southeast and in the United States.
The evening’s performance will be conducted by David C. Cooper.