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Performing Arts Center to present Russian Folk Instrument Orchestra

The Russian Folk Instrument Orchestra’s March 4 concert will feature performances on instruments including the bayan, domra and balalaika.

The UGA Performing Arts Center will present the Russian Folk Instrument Orchestra March 4 at 3 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. The program will feature popular selections as well as Russian folk music performed on traditional instruments including the bayan, domra and balalaika.

The Russian Folk Instrument Orchestra is composed of professional soloists and students from Moscow’s Gnessin Academy of Music, one of Russia’s most prestigious conservatories. The orchestra is conducted by Boris Voron, an Honored Artist of Russia.

During the orchestra’s visit to Athens, the Performing Arts Center will present a concert for local elementary school students as part of the Performances for Young People series, and members of the orchestra will work with students from UGA’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

Tickets for the March 4 concert are $25 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400.

The Russian Folk Instrument Orchestra performance is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Performing Arts Center is at 230 River Road on the UGA main campus in Athens.