The Orchestra was founded in 1997 by Victor Gorodinsky.
In 1996, with the generous help from CREECA, Victor was able to purchase a number of authentic Russian folk instruments, and rehearsals began in the fall of 1997.
In 2017 the Orchestra celebrated its 20th Anniversary!
Our current members:
* denotes an original member
|BAYAN (button accordion)||Open|
|ACCORDIONS||Joyce Carey, Patricia Stone, Amy Wencel|
|PRIMA BALALAIKAS||Ryan Almeida, Chloe Edgington, Anna Ogden-Nussbaum, David Pook, Olga Trubetskoy|
|SEKUNDA BALALAIKAS||Anna Graupner, Jennifer Lattis|
|ALTO BALALAIKAS||Brian Kilgour, Laura Schmidt|
|BASS BALALAIKA||Eli Schulte|
|CONTRABASS BALALAIKAS||Matt Appleby*, Thomas Harb, Yuriy Kolosovskiy|
|PRIMA DOMRAS||Eva Bellinger, Dan Cobb*, Mia Hanson, Karen Tusack|
|ALTO DOMRAS||Bryce Linden, Nicholas North, Maya Reinfeldt, Vladimir Trubetskoy, Ilya Vinogradov|
|BASS DOMRAS||Alex Bajereanu, Max Cortright, David Grindrod*|