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Saturday May 6, 2017
Musical Flowers and Other Signs of Spring
With special appearance by guitar virtuosoSerge Khrichenko
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Serge Khrichenko graduated from the prestigious Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory of Music and started his career as guitarist and composer while performing with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic for more than ten years. Mr. Khrichenko has performed extensively in Russia, Europe, and the United States and has won numerous awards, such as America's Guitarmageddon and International Guitar World Festival in Russia. He has composed for chamber orchestra, jazz-rock bands, and experimental groups. His compositions Tango Mephisto, Raising Buddha, and Dangerous Journey are especially well known in the jazz-fusion community. Mr. Khrichenko teaches at Bethesda's International School of Music.
Combining the rich traditions of the Russian Music School with the best of European and American music, founder, artistic director, and conductor Peter Trofimenko has created a unique American orchestra.
Each concert season the American Balalaika Symphony performs a stunning range of music — from beloved Russian folk melodies to classical favorites to rarely heard symphonic masterpieces, often with prominent virtuoso soloists from around the world.