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Russian musicians of ensemble Barynya provided one hour performance during "New York Russian Music Program" event at the auditorium of the Springpoint at Denville (The Oaks at Denville) - Senior Living Community in Denville, New Jersey on August 30th, 2019. Exact address of the venue: Springpoint at Denville, 19 Pocono Road, Denville, NJ 07834. Cast of ensemble Barynya included Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka, vocals), and balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina. Mikhail and Elina provided live music on balalaika, guitar and garmoshka. The program of the concert included Russian favorite songs like "Volga Boatmen", "I will take you to Tundra", "Meadowlands", Cossack Marching Song "By The Field", "Moscow Nights", "Barynya", "Csardas" by Vittorio Monti, Dr. Zhivago's "Somewhere, My Love" (Lara's Theme), Russian Gypsy song "Dark Eyes", Besame Mucho, "Tumbalalaika", "Kamarinskaia", "Those Were The Days", "Katyusha", "From Russia with Love" Theme Song (James Bond), Paganini Caprice No. 24, "Yesterday" by The Beatles, Rondo Alla Turca (Turkish March) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "Metelitsa", Memory from Cats musical, "Polonaise No. 13 in A minor, "Pozegnanie Ojczyzny" (Farewell to the Fatherland) by Michael Oginski, "If I was a Rich Man" from "The Fiddler On The Roof" musical, J.S. Bach - Suite No. 2 - Badinerie (Joke), and other selections. Both musicians were dressed into traditional Russian outfits during the show.

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Russian Musicians New Jersey, New York Russian Music Program, Friday, August 30th, 2019, Springpoint at Denville, NJ, The Oaks at Denville, Senior Living Community, Denville, New Jersey, Russian musicians Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina
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Russian Musicians New Jersey, New York Russian Music Program, Friday, August 30th, 2019, Springpoint at Denville, NJ, The Oaks at Denville, Senior Living Community, Denville, New Jersey, Russian musicians Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina
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Russian Musicians New Jersey, New York Russian Music Program, Friday, August 30th, 2019, Springpoint at Denville, NJ, The Oaks at Denville, Senior Living Community, Denville, New Jersey, Russian musicians Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina
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Russian Musicians New Jersey, New York Russian Music Program, Friday, August 30th, 2019, Springpoint at Denville, NJ, The Oaks at Denville, Senior Living Community, Denville, New Jersey, Russian musicians Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina
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Russian Musicians New Jersey, New York Russian Music Program, Friday, August 30th, 2019, Springpoint at Denville, NJ, The Oaks at Denville, Senior Living Community, Denville, New Jersey, Russian musicians Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina
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Russian Musicians New Jersey, New York Russian Music Program, Friday, August 30th, 2019, Springpoint at Denville, NJ, The Oaks at Denville, Senior Living Community, Denville, New Jersey, Russian musicians Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina
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New Jersey Russian Musicians BIOS - Elina Karokhina

Balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina is number 1 balalaika player in the United States right now. She was born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), Russia and began her formal training at the Mussorgsky Music College of St. Petersburg and continued her training at N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory, earning a degree as an Orchestra Soloist. She continued her training at the Conservatory, which included a brief residency in Germany. After, she returned to her native St. Petersburg and completed her education, earning a Doctor of Musical Art degree in the Balalaika. Following her graduation, she began working as a musician, both as a teacher and as a performer, teaching balalaika. Elina Karokhina served in the Russian Army in the Military Ensemble in the Northwest Order of Red Stars. As a balalaika soloist Elina has toured all over the world. When she moved to the United States in 2009 she was hired as a musicial director and soloist with the biggest professional Russian music, song and dance ensemble Barynya (New York). In January 2015 Elina Karokhina was selected to perform the balalaika part with Mariinsky Theatre directed by famous Russian conductor Valery Gergiev in Rodion Shchedrin's opera "The Enchanted Wanderer" at the Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York. In May 2016 she was hired to play six concerts at the Carnegie Hall in New York City as a part of "The Orchestra Rocks" international event. In September 2016 he appeared at the Carnegie Hall again as a part of "Moscow Gypsy Army" representing rich musical culture of Eastern Europian Roma people. In January 2017 Elina was hired to play Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh" Suite at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. with the National Symphony Orchestra. All four performances were under direction of world-famous conductor Sir Mark Elder. Recently Elina was invited to perform as a Honored Guest Artist at the Balalaika and Domra Association of America 40th Jubilee Convention in Philadelphia.

New Jersey Russian Musicians BIOS - Mikhail Smirnov

Mikhail Smirnov was born in Moscow, Russia. Mikhail is an artistic director and founder of ensemble Barynya based in New York City, author of many articles about traditional Russian dance, music and instruments in English and Russian. Mikhail received his Master's degree from the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts. As a child, he was a member of the famous "Moscow Boys Chorus" - one of the most prestigious all-male choirs in Russia. Before coming to the United States in 1991, Mikhail was a soloist in a several Russian folk dance and music groups including the Moscow State Center for Russian song, "Russkaya Pesnya", under the direction of Nadezhda Babkina. In January 2009 Mikhail Smirnov and dancers of ensemble Barynya were featured on national TV, NBC's "SUPERSTARS OF DANCE" - breathtaking international dance competition led by executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Simon Fuller (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance). This prestigious dance competition hosted by Michael Flatley ("Lord of the Dance") and Susie Castillo, a former Miss USA. Mikhail Smirnov was one of eight judges to decide which country will win. The show premiered on NBC network. Ensemble Barynya is a world renowned group that enjoys exalting stature as the premier Russian folk ensemble outside of Russia. Under direction of Mr. Smirnov ensemble Barynya has become the most requested Russian dance, song and music show outside of Mother Russia.

New Jersey Russian Musicians Repertoire list

Classical music:
01. Sabre Dance from "Gayane" by Aram Khachaturian
02. The Hungarian Dance Number 5 (German: Ungarische Tanze) by Johannes Brahms
03. Csardas by Vittorio Monti
04. Paganini's Caprice No. 24
05. Rondo Alla Turca (Turkish March) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
06. Polonaise No. 13 in A minor, "Pozegnanie Ojczyzny" (Farewell to the Fatherland) by Michal Oginski
07. Libertango by Astor Piazzolla
08. J.S. Bach - Suite No. 2 - Badinerie (Joke)
09. Waltz for Jazz Orchestra No. 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich
10. Waltz "Babochka" by V. Andreev
11. Ave Maria by Gounod
12. Variations on a Theme of Corelli in the Style of Tartini. Composer, Kreisler, Fritz
13. M. Glinka, Nocturne «Separation»
14. Marie-Auguste Massacrie-Durand Valse No.1, Op.83 (First Waltz)

International and popular music:

01. Dr. Zhivago's Somewhere, My Love (Lara's Theme)
02. Memory from Cats musical
03. Tango Jalousie
04. Yesterday by The Beatles
05. La Kum Parsita by Jacob Gade
06. Besa Me Mucho
07. Michelle by The Beatles
08. Time To Say Goodbye by Bochelli

Jewish music:

01. Bublichki (Bagels)
02. "If I was a Rich Man" from "The Fiddler On The Roof" musical
03. Jewish Medley
04. "Tumbalalaika"
05. "Fiddler On The Roof" Medley
06. Blue scarf (Крутится, вертится шарф голубой)
07. Hava Nagila
08. 7-40

Gypsy:

01. "Kai One" - "Кай Ёне"
02. "Shatritsa" - "Шатрица"
03. "Dark Eyes" - "Очи Черные"
04. "Those Were The Days" - "Дорогой Длинною"
05. "Mato" - "Мато"
06. "Two Guitars" - "Две Гитары"
07. "Gypsy Vengerka" - "Венгерка"
08. "The Gypsy Trail" - "Мохнатый шмель"
09. "Propil Styopa" - "Пропил Стёпа"
10. "Nane Tsokha" - "Нанэ Цоха"
11. "Mardjandja" - "Марджанджа"
12. "Leila Pala Tute" - "Лейла Пала Тутэ"
13. "Gypsy Tabor" - "Дари-дари"
14. "Gypsy Love" - "Гори гори, любовь цыганки"
15. "Friend's Talk" - За дружеской беседою
16. "Gypsy Table Song" - "Как цветок душистый..."

Russian

01. Moscow Nights - Подмосковные вечера
02. Song of Moscow's Coachman - Только грянет на Москвою утро вешнее
03. Dunai Waltz - Дунайские волны
04. Katyusha - Катюша
05. Onegin Waltz - На сопках Манчжурии
06. Pidmanula - Ты ж мэнэ пiдманула
07. Tired Sun - Утомлённое солнце
08. The Fire - Мой костер в тумане светит
09. Russian Dance - А вы, сени мои, сени
10. Horses - Тройка
11. Peddlers - Коробейники
12. The Moon Is Shining Brightly - Светит месяц
13. Lezginka - Лезгинка
14. Conversation with Happiness - Счастье вдруг
15. Autumn Dream - Осенний сон
16. Felt Boots - Валенки
17. Kalinka - Калинка
18. In The Dark Blue Forest - Песня про зайцев
19. Karapet - Девочка Надя
20. Small Apple - Яблочко
21. Dark Eyes - Ах, эти черные глаза
22. The Night Is Bright - Ночь светла, над рекой тихо светит луна
23. Winter Song - Потолок ледяной, дверь скрипучая
24. Lonely Accordion - Одинокая гармонь
25. Ryabina - Ой, рябина кудрявая
26. Champagne - Брызги шампанского
27. Slim Tree - Что стоишь, качаясь, тонкая рябина
28. Ural Mountain Dance - Уральская плясовая
29. Marusya - Маруся, раз, два, три
30. Quadrille - Кадриль с выходом
31. My Darling - Живёт моя отрада
32. Bold Merchant - Ухарь-купец
33. Hopak - Гопак
34. I Met You - Я встретил вас
35. The Birch Tree - Ах ты береза
36. Gypsy Dance - Цыганочка
37. At The Blacksmith's - Во кузнице
38. Meadowlands - Полюшко-поле
39. Russian Food Song - Бологое остановка
40. The Don River - По Дону гуляет казак молодой
41. Beyond The Don River - Как за Доном, за рекой
42. Sten'ka Razin Song - Из-за острова на стрежень
43. Russian Tongue Twisters - Скороговорки
44. The Snowstorm - Метелица
45. Dark Night - Темная ночь
46. Kamarinskaiya - Камаринская
47. Mountains Of Gold - Когда б имел златые горы
48. Tundra - Увезу тебя я в тундру
49. Steppes All Around - Степь, да степь кругом
50. Baikal - По диким степям Забайкалья

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Dancers, musicians, and singers of Barynya ensemble provided music and dance performances in many places including Anchorage, Alaska, Chino Valley, Arizona, Dateland, AZ, Mayer, AZ, Oracle, AZ, Peoria, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, Phoenix, Arizona, 2017, Alameda, California, Altadena, CA, Сamarillo, CA, Chatsworth, CA, Coalinga, CA, Corcoran, CA, Crescent City, CA, El Monte, CA, Rio Vista Elementary School - 2019, Farmersville, CA, Fresno, CA, Georgetown, CA, Hanford, CA, Happy Camp, CA, Hayward, CA, Hidden Valley Lake, CA, Hillsborough, CA, Kenwood, CA, Lincoln, CA, Lomarica, CA, Los Gatos Meadows, Los Gatos, CA, Mira Costa High School Auditorium, Manhattan Beach, CA, Mendota, CA, Oceanside, CA, Oxnard, CA, Pasadena, CA, Roseville, CA, Sacramento, CA, San Jose, CA, San Leandro, CA, Santa Ana, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, Seiad Valley, CA, Spring Valley, CA, Sun Valley, CA, Sunnyvale, CA, Temecula, CA, Thousand Oaks, CA, Tracy, CA, Turlock, CA, Ukiah, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, West Hills, CA, Windsor, CA, Yuba City, CA, Brighton, Colorado, Denver, CO, Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree, CO, Colchester, CT, Darien, CT, Eastford, CT, Enfield, CT, Greenwich, CT, Greenwich, CT 2015, Middletown, CT, Norwich, CT, Stamford, CT, Stratford, CT, Taftville, CT, Wolcott, CT, Woodstock, CT, Washington, DC, Rockwood Park Carriage House, Wilmington, Delaware, Cape Coral, Florida, Cape Coral Lee County, FL, Clearwater, FL (November 2015), Stetson University, DeLand, FL, Delray Beach, FL, Estero, FL, Fort Myers, FL, Lauderhill, FL, Lehigh Acres, FL, Miami, FL (Dec 2015), Miami, FL (2013), Micco, FL, North Fort Myers, FL, Orlando, FL, Pine Island, FL, Plantation, FL, Sarasota, FL, St.Petersburg, FL, Venice, FL, West Palm Beach, FL, Lahaina, HI, Lamoni, IA, Elk City, ID, Arlington Heights, IL, Batavia, IL, Medinah, IL, Oak Park, IL, Princeton, IL, Quincy, IL, Bloomington, IN, Brookville, IN, Columbus, IN, Evansville, IN, Laurel, IN, Lebanon, IN, Shelburn, IN, Shelbyville, IN, Colony, KS, Eureka, KS, Gardner, KS, Beechmont, KY, Jackson, KY, Lexington, KY, Morehead, KY, Pikeville, KY, Stanton, KY, Bastrop, LA, Tallulah, LA, Agawam, MA, Boston, MA 2015, Cape Cod, MA, Chestnut Hill, MA, Gardner, MA (2013), Stoneham, MA, Topsfield, MA, Townsend, MA, Annapolis, MD, Arnold, MD, Baltimore, MD, Bel Air, MD, Easton, MD, Finksburg, MD, Joppa, MD, Largo, MD, Laurel, MD, Ridge, MD, Rockville, MD, Sandy Spring, MD, Silver Spring, MD, Tilghman, MD, Bristol, ME, Portland, ME, Detroit, MI, Holland, MI, Kalamazoo, MI, Petoskey, MI, Rockford, MI, Taylor, MI, Westland, MI, Florissant, MO, Gorin, MO, St. Louis, MO, Jefferson Memorial, St.Louis, MO, Canton, MS, Union, MS, Asheville, NC, Chapel Hill, NC, Kill Devil Hills, NC, Kitty Hawk, NC, Mocksville, NC, Fairbury, NE, Omaha, NE, Center Sandwich, NH, Wolfeboro, NH, New York Russian Music Program at the Springpoint at Denville (The Oaks at Denville) - Senior Living Community in Denville, New Jersey, Thanksgiving party in Somerset County, Far Hills, NJ, Fort Lee Public Library, Russian DJ Russian-Jewish-American Birthday party in Fort Lee, NJ, Freehold Boroughs Public School, International Europe Day at the Willow School, Gladstone, NJ, Russian wedding at the Stony Hill Inn, Hackensack, NJ, Highland Park High School, Highland Park, NJ, St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Howell, NJ, Ukrainian Birthday party at the Zabava Restaurant in Independence Township, Russian-Ukrainian-Italian wedding at The Alan Catering & Events, Lodi, NJ, Mahwah Library-2017, Mahwah, NJ, Mahwah Public Library-2019, Mahwah, NJ, Ukrainian-Russian wedding, South Gate Manor in Manalapan, NJ, Herb Zuckerberg Yiddish Club in Monroe Township, New Jersey, Morristown Community Theatre, Morristown, NJ, 2006, FIRST NIGHT New Years show in Morristown, NJ, 2012, Russian-American-Jewish wedding at the Tides Estate, North Haledon, NJ, Ridgewood Public Library, Ridgewood, NJ, Fox Hills Adult Community, Rockaway, NJ, Place Lake Ridge Adult Community, Shalom Club, Toms River, NJ, Russian - American wedding at the Mansion on Main Street in Voorhees, NJ, 50th Birthday party, Chart House Restaurant, Weehawken, NJ, Farmington, NM, Fruitland, NM, Lovington, NM, Milan, NM, Henderson, NV, Wedding Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas, NV, Albany, NY, Albion, NY, Amitvylle, NY, Steinway Street Festival, Astoria, Queens, Avon, NY, Ded Moroz and Snegurochka in Brooklyn, NY, Russian Music Trio at the Deity Events & Weddings, downtown Brooklyn, School assembly and workshop at Public School 241K in Brooklyn, New York, Buffalo, NY, Faith Food and Fellowship Festival at the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, East Meadow, Long Island, Freeport, NY, Geneseo, NY, Holbrook, NY, Russian Orthodox Church Abroad NYC Dinner Cruise party, New York Encounter Festival, Jeffersonville, NY, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY, Petroushka Ball-2006, Petroushka Ball-2007, Petroushka Ball-2008, Petroushka Ball-2009, Petroushka Ball-2011, Petroushka Ball-2012, Petroushka Ball-2013, Petroushka Ball-2014, Petroushka Ball-2015, Petroushka Ball-2016, Petroushka Ball-2017, Petroushka Ball-2018, Nanuet, NY, New Rochelle, NY, Carnergie Hall, NYC, Plattsburg, NY, Purchase, NY, Queens, NY, Rego Park, NY, Riverhead, NY, Rochester, NY, Scotia, NY, Slate Hill, NY, Staten Island Children’s Museum-2019, Somers, NY, Southampton, NY, Staten Island, NY, Waldorf Astoria, New York City, Watertown, NY, Balalaika Trio in West Point, NY, Westhampton Beach, NY, Russian Themed Birthday party at the Noble Nest in White Lake, New York, Yonkers, NY, Akron, OH (July 2015), Cincinnati, OH 2013, Cincinnati, OH 2016, Cleveland, OH, Likeside, OH, Warren, OH, The Dalles, OR, Gold Beach, OR, Klamath Falls, OR, Sheridan, OR, Adams County Heritage Festival in Pennsylvania, Aston, PA, Doylestown, PA, Du Bois, PA, Dunmore, PA, Erie, PA (Troika Fest), Gettysburg, PA, Houtzdale, PA, BDAA-2018, King Of Prussia, PA, Lake Como, PA, Lansdale, PA, Millerstown, PA, St. Marys, PA, Russian Themed Birthday Party, Balalaika Duo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Aguadilla, PR, Cayey, PR, San Juan, PR, Clayville, Rhode Island, Charleston, South Carolina, Florence, SC, Lancaster, SC, Latta, SC, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Memphis, TN, Amarillo, TX, Dallas, TX, Fort Worth, TX, Ira, TX, San Antonio, TX, Waco, TX, Arlington, VA, Big Island, VA, Earlysville, VA, Fairfax, VA, Harrisonburg, VA, Lynchburg, VA, McLean, VA, Radford, VA, Spotsylvania, VA, Everett, WA, Olympia, WA, Seattle, WA, Seattle, WA 2013, Wilkeson, WA, Dodgeville, WI, Kenosha, WI, Livingston, WI, Morgantown, WV, Sand Fork, WV.

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