Trio Voronezh, the second in a series of four outstanding shows sponsored by the Huron Concert Association, will be taking the stage in the Huron High School Auditorium on Friday at 7:30 pm.
Discovered playing Bach in a Frankfurt, Germany, subway station, Trio Voronezh has since acquired world renown. They have toured the United States and given performances with US orchestras including their orchestral debut with The Phoenix Symphony Orchestra in a collaboration with Doc Severinsen.
Their diverse repertoire ranges from the works of Bach, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky to Russian folk songs, gypsy dance music, and popular songs by Gershwin. This ever-expanding concert material is arranged by the trio’s members and performed with extraordinary virtuosity entirely from memory.
Classically trained at the Conservatory in Voronezh, Russia, the members, Valerie Petrukhin, Vladimir Volokhin and Sergei Teleshev, formed the trio in 1993 in their home town. They play traditional Russian folk instruments: a double-bass balalaika (the three-stringed Russian national instrument, with a triangular body made of fir), a domra (a three-stringed short-necked ancestor of the mandolin), and a bajan (a chromatic-button accordion, with various registers). Volokhin holds the title of National Champion, All-Russian Domra Competition and Teleshev was recently declared the winner of the 2013 Roland U.S. V-Accordion Festival held in Los Angeles. Teleshev advanced to compete with regional winners from around the world at the International Festival in Rome, Italy this October.
In addition to Trio Voronezh, HCA members can look forward to two more outstanding shows in Huron including: Thank you for the Music — A Modern Tribute to ABBA on Jan. 25, and Everything Fitz, a family band that features the high energy fiddling and percussive step dancing of some of Canada’s finest young musicians, on April 1.
Admittance is by season membership only — memberships will be sold at the door prior to Friday’s performance. As an additional bonus, HCA ticket holders may also attend Concert Series in Mitchell, Pierre and Redfield. Contact Brenda Ruedebusch at 352-2272 for further information.
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