Russian folk/Gypsy songs
Igor Outkine (Eastern Promises) – tenor voice, acoustic and midi accordions, balalaika
Sarah Harrison – violin, domra
Repertoire: Russian folk and Gypsy songs and instrumentals,Classical and Opera, Argentine and Russian Tango, Balkan beats, Hot Club Jazz, Latin, International pop and rock and original music by Igor Outkine
The Mazaika Duo is a perfect, yet totally unconventional marriage of violin, accordion and voice, with performances full of fun, excitement and virtuosity, with emotional depth and musical subtlety. Their twinkling humour, rapport with the audience and with each other gives the audience an intoxicating experience which they will not easily forget. Mazaika can take you on a troika into the heart of Russia, where you will experience the joy and sorrow of Russian folk and Gypsy songs and the fiery passion of the gypsy violin.
Anyone unfamiliar with the classical accordion will be stunned to hear the instrument’s true versatility; evoking the streets of Paris or a gypsy campfire, yes, but just as easily fooling the ear by pretending to be a chamber orchestra or an organ. Mazaika’s unique repertoire of classical music and operatic arias includes works by Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Sarasate, Brahms, Kachaturian, Rachmaninov, Verdi, Piazzola and others.
The programme usually ends with some Russian highlights.
Profits from fundraising events are invested in hall maintenance and upgrades.
Bar revenues are therefore important to us and we ask you not to bring your own drinks.
Ticket Price: Adults £12.50
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