'our unabashed praise for a fabulous concert last night. There were so many accolades for the performances by Svetlana, Andrei, Peter and Zhenya. All in a word, WOW!'
The Washington Balalaika Society orchestra performs the music of Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe on traditional instruments and in costume. Its June 3 concert will feature WBS Balalaika Concertmaster Andrei Saveliev, Peter Omelchenko on the domra and many other talented WBS musicians. Svetlana Nikonova, a graduate of Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg, Russia, conducts.