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Post  pinhedz on Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:08 pm

woo wrote:
pinhead wrote:And as for that stranger standing in front of you in the line--you forget to tell me his name: was it Ivan Ivanovich or was it Mr. Trump?

Her name is "Old Hag." She bought the last marble rhy that my friend really needed, and then refused to sell it to me after I offered her a reasonable amount of money. I ended up yanking It out of her hands as I called her an old hag and ran home where later I fell sick from that black and white cookie...I puked my lungs out.

That sounds like a story from the Soviet era--or maybe Dostoyevsky. Suspect

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Re: Svetlana hits the stage

Post  woo on Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:28 am

pinhedz wrote:
woo wrote:
pinhead wrote:And as for that stranger standing in front of you in the line--you forget to tell me his name: was it Ivan Ivanovich or was it Mr. Trump?

Her name is "Old Hag." She bought the last marble rhy that my friend really needed, and then refused to sell it to me after I offered her a reasonable amount of money. I ended up yanking It out of her hands as I called her an old hag and ran home where later I fell sick from that black and white cookie...I puked my lungs out.

That sounds like a story from the Soviet era--or maybe Dostoyevsky. Suspect



Yeah, that's the ticket...to ride.




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Re: Svetlana hits the stage

Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:39 pm





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Re: Svetlana hits the stage

Post  pinhedz on Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:21 am

Because of those snow days, we missed several rehearsals. Neutral

Now we have the spring concert series bearing down on us. affraid

Dear friends,
Here is the set list  for our next Wednesday rehearsal:
Fantasy on two Russian themes
Little Waltz
Prelude
La Paloma
Hora Staccato
Café de Paris
Concert Variations "Vyidu na ulitsu..."
Tribute to Sergey Yesenin
Oy, tsvetet kalian..."
Moy muzhenka

Please, come earlier to pick up the new music.
See you Wednesday.
Svetlana

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:23 am

Practice, people. bounce

How many times do I have to say this? -- Practice at home, NOT JUST AT REHEARSAL.

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Re: Svetlana hits the stage

Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:30 pm

Чтобы помочь доктору Аронсону поговорить с Есениным, я позвонил по телефону всем имажинистам и знакомым Сергея, но за последние дни никто его не видел. Оставался Мариенгоф, у которого телефона дома не было. Я знал, что он с женой навещал Сергея, когда тот находился в невропсихиатрическом санатории. Я пошел в Богословский переулок.

Двери открыла теща Мариенгофа — маленькая, низенькая, тщедушная, но очень симпатичная старушка. Она вызвала ко мне Мариенгофа, а потом сказала, что уходит в магазин, и чтобы он присмотрел за сынишкой Киром. Анатолий повел меня в свою комнату, и я увидел, что в уголке за небольшим круглым столом сидит Есенин. Был он очень бледен, его волосы свалялись, глаза поблекли. Я поздоровался, он ответил улыбкой. Я только сел на стул, как закричал Кир. Мариенгоф вскочил и побежал к сынишке.

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:44 am

Yakima Canutt wrote:Чтобы помочь доктору Аронсону поговорить с Есениным, я позвонил по телефону всем имажинистам и знакомым Сергея, но за последние дни никто его не видел. Оставался Мариенгоф, у которого телефона дома не было. Я знал, что он с женой навещал Сергея, когда тот находился в невропсихиатрическом санатории. Я пошел в Богословский переулок.

Двери открыла теща Мариенгофа — маленькая, низенькая, тщедушная, но очень симпатичная старушка. Она вызвала ко мне Мариенгофа, а потом сказала, что уходит в магазин, и чтобы он присмотрел за сынишкой Киром. Анатолий повел меня в свою комнату, и я увидел, что в уголке за небольшим круглым столом сидит Есенин. Был он очень бледен, его волосы свалялись, глаза поблекли. Я поздоровался, он ответил улыбкой. Я только сел на стул, как закричал Кир. Мариенгоф вскочил и побежал к сынишке.

Ah, yes. That was in 1925, right before Esenin busted out of the sanitorium and high-tailed it to Leningrad.

Esenin was doomed to a tragic end, because he became involved with decadent western hussies like Isadora Duncan.


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Re: Svetlana hits the stage

Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:05 am






i was watching an Isadora Duncan clip and then the website told me to watch this next



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Re: Svetlana hits the stage

Post  pinhedz on Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:22 pm

These are "must see" performances.

Do you understand what "Must See" means?

It means this is not optional, not merely "recommended," it is OBLIGATORY. bounce

If you don't have the bus fare, I'll try to help out, but this is your responsibility:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2016/02/24/5-must-see-performances-at-the-atlas-intersections-festival/

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Re: Svetlana hits the stage

Post  Yakima Canutt on Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:35 pm


one wondres what the consequences are for not seeing




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Re: Svetlana hits the stage

Post  pinhedz on Sat May 07, 2016 8:28 am

I feel bad about making this announcement so late--some of you might have already made other plans (my bad ).

But Svetlana will be conducting for Olga tomorrow in Lawrenceville, VA. Very Happy

She'll be singing many great numbers, including this one (that's not our orchestra, you can tell by the Kurgan Muslim reeds and brass):



PS--I'm bringing skittles and snicker doodles to share on the bus.


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Post  pinhedz on Sat May 07, 2016 8:30 am

And in June we'll be playing with Peter Omelchenko, who likes Hispanics just like Donald Trump. Very Happy


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat May 07, 2016 11:49 am

Kurgan subcultures:

-Timber Grave Style
-Pit Grave Style
-Scythian
-Sarmatian
-Hunnish
-Kuman~Kipchak

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Post  pinhedz on Sun May 08, 2016 5:45 pm

"Dear friends,
I would like to express how I am proud of WBS group that came to Brunswick to perform this night.
It wasn't easy performance. We didn't have our regular group performing.
We had some weak spots, but I think in general we did very well.
Thank you so much for  your time and effort you are dedicating to WBS!!!
Let's now concentrate on our June concert program!
Please, keep practicing!
Svetlana"


[Jim brought wine--both colors--which helped]

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Mon May 09, 2016 2:20 pm


in the Russian Orthodox Church, Svetlana is the name of this chick:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samaritan_woman_at_the_well


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Post  pinhedz on Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:52 am

The Moosskies have a gig coming up in Tryon NC (which is actually on the border with SC).

Neither Svetlana nor the pinhed ordinarily play with this bunch, but it's a special occasion hosted by a couple of Northern Virginian ex-pats.

http://tryonarts.org/index.php/box-office/event-calendar-detail/russkie-musikanti

There are those who would scoff and say that Tryon is nowhere, but it has both a French bistro and an Irish pub, so all bases are covered (to use a sports metaphor).

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Post  pinhedz on Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:03 pm

Svetlana totally conquered Tryon NC. cheers

I mean, it's like Svetlanamania there now.

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:05 pm

The latest is that Svetlana is a US citizen. Shocked What a Face

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:08 pm

And now is the time to order your tickets: http://www.bdaa.com/content/Conventions/2016/concert.html

After the gala we are headed to the Irish Lion pub, and some will probably stay up until 11:00, or even 11:30.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:45 pm


Sharing a bill with Khomenko? That's, uh, brave. Tetiana "Tanya" Khomenko has been playing balalaika for 22 years ever since her first music teacher, Oleksandr Vinnichenko from Kyiv music school #14, came to her classroom and asked “Who will play balalaika?” Tetiana is a graduate of the Glière Kyiv Institute of Music, and earned a master’s degree at the P. Tchaikovsky National Music Academy, studying under the Honored Artist of Ukraine Professor Yuri Aleksyk. Her master’s thesis dealt with the problems of stress in music and ways to overcome it as a balalaika player.

Tetiana studied conducting at the Institute, crediting instructors Valery Varakuta, Anatoly Dubina, Volodymyr Marunych, and Ihor Savkov with the knowledge that allowed her to conduct and perform world masterpieces. Ihor Savkov taught Tetiana orchestration, and she now plays in his orchestra at the Kyiv Music Institute. Tetiana’s favorite balalaika repertoire include Evgeny Trostyansky’s “Nocturne” and his “Grotesque and Pondering,” which she performed as a soloist in her first year at the academy.

Tetiana loves her quartet Bravo Band, which she calls the “Hipsters of Folk Music.” Performing music from the Renaissance to the present day, the group appears regularly at concerts and festivals, and in June 2013 won the International competition "Samorodki".


Tetiana attended her first BDAA convention in 2014 in Kalamazoo, and in 2015 was the balalaika guest artist at the Akron convention. Tetiana loves the BDAA, and is thrilled to be able to attend the 2016 convention in Bloomington with her husband Oleksandr and 9-year old daughter, Viktoriia (Vika). Tetiana is busy writing music for her balalaika choir class which will include a jazz piece! Tetiana and Vika recently formed a balalaika-piano duo that performed at Vika’s school; they hope to perform as a duo at Bloomington’s Open Mike Night!

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:43 am

Khomenko is, of course, a member of the Ukrainian Mafia, along with Volodymyr Marunych, Zhenya, and Yevgenniy Derbenko.

There is considerable bad blood between the Ukrainians and Russians at the present time, but since Svetlana is now an American that might ease the tension (furthermore, I've always suspected that she's actually one of those teutonic knights that were left behind after the campaign against Alexander Nevsky).

As I'm sure you've already guessed, the "jazz" piece arranged by Khomenko was actually originally by the ubiquitous Yevgenniy Derbenko. It is called "Garmonika man Plays the Jazz Muzik," and it is Ukrainian idea of what sound the jazz muzik makes.

You'll note that Ukrainians prefer round instruments, because triangular instrument remind them of Russians. Nonetheless, this group is called "Russkiy Stil' " which might be understood as extending a hand in friendship.  





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Post  pinhedz on Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:48 am

Derbenko is also the composer of "Garmonika man plays the twist."

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:36 am


what i always tell folks- don't let the whimsical titles lead you to underestimate the emotional investment required to properly perform the best Derbenko




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