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!
* In 2023 (one year late due to the Covid-19 pandemic) the Orchestra celebrated its 25th Anniversary!
Our current members:
* denotes an original member
|BAYAN (button accordion)||Open|
|ACCORDIONS||Lou Berryman, Katrina Harms, Amy Wencel|
|PRIMA BALALAIKAS||Ryan Almeida, Sue Carnell, Margaret Cornelius, Peter Eggleson, Emma Everitt, Anna Ogden-Nussbaum, David Pook, Olga Trubetskoy, Brady Wegner|
|SEKUNDA BALALAIKAS||Anna Graupner, Jennifer Lattis|
|ALTO BALALAIKAS||Lily Campbell, Brian Kilgour, Laura Schmidt|
|BASS BALALAIKA||Eli Schulte|
|CONTRABASS BALALAIKAS||Matt Appleby*, Thomas Harb, Yuriy Kolosovskiy|
|PRIMA DOMRAS||Eva Bellinger, Stacy Clark, Dan Cobb*, Olivia Larson, Sam McGwin, Krista Ritger, Karen Tusack|
|ALTO DOMRAS||Abby Kolosovskiy, Audra Koscik, Nicholas North, Kate Paape, Maya Reinfeldt, Vladimir Trubetskoy|
|BASS DOMRAS||Alex Bajereanu, Max Cortright, David Grindrod*|