Music

Music of the American Balalaika Symphony
CD and Online Music Samples
The American Balalaika Symphony recently released its first CD, titled “Opening Night.” The CD contains pieces from our first performance season (2003-4) and can be purchased for $15 at ABS concerts. We will try to make it available online as soon as possible. Excerpts from the CD will appear on this page just about any day now.

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Composer Highlights
The American Balalaika Symphony enjoys playing for its audience the works of unfamiliar and seldom-heard composers. This developing section will provide basic information and links to other websites about composers, both famous and not-so-famous, whose works we perform.

Reinhold Gliere
Etienne Méhul
Emmerich Kálmán
Dmitry Kabalevsky
Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Camille Saint-Saëns
Music in upcoming concerts
The following list includes some of the pieces that we will perform in our 2005 season. All songs were arranged by Peter Trofimenko, unless otherwise noted.

Concerto No. 2
for balalaika and orchestra
K. Myaskov
Yaroslavl Quadrille
for balalaika and orchestra
A. Zaritsky
Concerto No. 2
for piano and orchestra
C. Saint-Saëns
Grande Tarantelle
for piano and orchestra
L. M. Gottschalk