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Saturday, January 27, 2018 8:00 PM // Rackham Auditorium

M-Prize Winner!
Russian Renaissance

Performance
Photo credit: Courtesy of the Artist
 

Watch the archived livestream of this concert.

 

 

The grand prize winner of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s 2017 M-Prize competition, Russian Renaissance presents “high caliber traditional folk music through a modern lens.”

With their professional debut in October 2015, the quartet — which includes balalaika (a Russian stringed instrument with a unique triangular body), domra (a long-necked Russian instrument from the lute family), button accordion, and contrabass balalaika — brings together tradition and modernity in unique crossover and fusion styles. Their M-Prize appearance featured works ranging from tango to Russian folksongs to Duke Ellington, creating a fun, yet soulful approach.

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1/27/18 8:00 PM
Rackham Auditorium

M-Prize Winner!
Russian Renaissance

Performance

Watch the archived livestream of this concert.

 

 

The grand prize winner of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s 2017 M-Prize competition, Russian Renaissance presents “high caliber traditional folk music through a modern lens.”

With their professional debut in October 2015, the quartet — which includes balalaika (a Russian stringed instrument with a unique triangular body), domra (a long-necked Russian instrument from the lute family), button accordion, and contrabass balalaika — brings together tradition and modernity in unique crossover and fusion styles. Their M-Prize appearance featured works ranging from tango to Russian folksongs to Duke Ellington, creating a fun, yet soulful approach.

Artist Website

http://mprize.umich.edu/

Thank You to Our Sponsors

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

  • Helmut F. and Candis J. Stern Endowment Fund

MEDIA PARTNERS

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