Zolotoj Plyos Final Student Recital
End of Musicians-in-Residence Week
Alexander Solovov, Elena Sadina, and Sergei Grachev make up the folk ensemble "Zolotoj Plyos," which was founded in 1994 in the city of Saratov, Russia. While students in Russia, the musicians collected old Russian folk songs and bell music in rural villages and towns. The group's repertoire includes folk songs and instrumental pieces from various parts of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, and other areas, and also features Gypsy music, Russian popular music, and Jewish music. The members of the ensemble play more than thirty Russian folk instruments, including the bayan, chromatic and diatonic accordions, the balalaika, domra, guitar, zhaleika, clarinet, saxophone, various percussion instruments, and Russian bells.