The Orchestra

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 we celebrated our 20th Anniversary!

Our current members:

BAYAN (button accordion) Don Becker*
ACCORDIONS Elie Gurarie, Katrina Harms, Amy Wencel
PRIMA BALALAIKAS Linnea Kronzer, Hannah Miller, Anna Ogden-Nussbaum, David Pook, Abby Ross, Olga Trubetskoy
SEKUNDA BALALAIKAS Anna Graupner
ALTO BALALAIKAS Dennis Lynch, Laura Schmidt
BASS BALALAIKA Lauren Schulte
CONTRABASS BALALAIKAS Andy Powers, Krista Ritger
PRIMA DOMRAS Dan Cobb*, Kathy Mittelstadt, Claudia Torres, Dan Tremmel, Karen Tusack
ALTO DOMRAS Viktorija Gjorgjevikj, Marjasana Kay, Maya Reinfeldt, Kelsey South, Vladimir Trubetskoy, Ilya Vinogradov
BASS DOMRAS Jules Arensdorf, Max Cortright, David Grindrod*
FLUTE Anne Gath
OBOE Sarah Filer

* denotes an original member

See a list of the Orchestra’s past members