Russian Winter Festival in Schenectady
As the person who sent me the release pointed out: "With all the disturbing news coming out of Russia these days, it's time for something positive."
Basically there is an annual Winter Festival at the Proctor's Theatre and Cafe Nola, with dancing, music and other entertainment.
There are events tonight (Thursday) and Saturday, March 8.
Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children 5-years-old and older.
You can find more information here.
From an email:
Art-Trio Volnitsa consists of three musicians: Pavel Boykov, bass-balalaika; Denis Zhukov, prima-balalaika; and Vladimir Demchenko, Russian accordion (bayan). All three are renowned for their interpretation of Russian classical and folk music as well as more contemporary jazz, pop, and rock pieces. The group has performed in France, UK, Czech Republic, South Korea, and US. You can check their music on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/
Schedule of Art-Trio Volnitsa Performances:
March 6 @ , 617 Union St, Schenectady
Grand Finale Russian Winter Festival
March 8 12pm - 5pm, Proctors, 432 State St, Schenectady
The Grand Finale of the Six Annual Russian Winter Festival will be at in Proctors Theatre in Schenectady. The Grand Finale events include Art-trio Volnitsa; Children Ensemble "Golden Rooster", Brooklyn NY; "Frosty" Drama Club, New Russia Cultural Center; "Princess-the-Frog ", Children's Theater, Mid-Hudson Russian Community Association; "Remembering Russia" Art Show by Tatiana Rhinevault; Winners of Tchaikovsky Piano and Nadezhda Obukhova Classical Vocal Competitions; Russian Poetry Recital and Best Braided Hairdo Contests, Red Army 3rd Rifle Division Reenacting Group, Balloons by Victor the Clown.