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Post  pinhedz on Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:53 am

Evidently you knew Svetlana is from St. Pete.

Pushkin said you must never show disrespect towards The Bronze Horseman in St. Pete. affraid


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:32 am


i have been 2 St. Petersburg, USA



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Post  pinhedz on Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:45 am

Svetlana considers the one in Florida to be a sister city to the city of Peter the Great.

And The Lakewood United Church of Christ in St. Pete, FL considers Svetlana a Sister.

That's why Svetlana has performed there often:

http://lakewooducc.org/2013/12/05/weekly-update-5/

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:10 am


in addition to a pink hotel, they also have Scientologists and a Sal Dali museum

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:11 am

Peter (what with being being a Ukrainian, and all) says he wants out of Russia.
They tried to send him to perform in Syria--that was the last straw.


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:37 am


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

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:17 pm

The grants from the Virginia Arts Council get us bookings at these outdoor summer venues. It ain't Carnegie Hall, but it's exposure and it's a paycheck.

The lady from the Arrowbrook Park Summer Concert Series said she videotaped us, but she will only put it on The Yootoob with our permission:


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:45 pm


hopefully nobody was seriously injured from all the incoming soccer balls


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Post  pinhedz on Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:56 pm

Yakima Canutt wrote:hopefully nobody was seriously injured from all the incoming soccer balls
There was some hootin' and hollerin' from that direction that I found somewhat inappropriate.

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:17 pm




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Post  pinhedz on Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:50 am

Yakima Canutt wrote:
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!

Facebook tells me I have at least 5 friends in common with someone named "Anna Gubenkova" (obviously a made-up name Suspect ).

Then again, I think I remember her now:




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Post  pinhedz on Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:06 am

During the Convention, Leonid Kimovich Bruk was introduced as the finest contrabass balalaika on the East Coast.

Was that a sly way of suggesting that there is a better one on the West Coast? Suspect

If so, they should name who it is. bounce

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:26 am

Svetlana just circulated a new seating chart for the orchestra (or "sitting chart," as she playfully spells it ).

It's a bit of a shocker, because the pinhed is moved to the front row--right next to Andrey's microphone--while the WBS President is moved back to the 2nd row.

There could be bloodshed; I'd better watch my back.

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:40 pm

She says I'm still playing this too slow, even though I'm hurrying as fast as I can:


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Post  pinhedz on Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:56 am

OK--everybody that's going to be anywhere near Maryland in November--get you tickets today.

It' not easy being an opera singer in this day and age. Neutral

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:47 am


The prison priests are decent; my attorney seems sincere. I fear my days are numbered; Lord get me out of here. All's well, but I have not been to Baltimore. If I had not ripped the fabric...if time had not stood still ... if I had not met Ramona ...if I'd only paid my bill. All's well, but I have not been to Baltimore.


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Post  pinhedz on Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:04 am

I can assure you that North Bethesda is not in Baltimore--let alone in Oxford Towne. geek

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:51 am

Svetlana has decided not to play "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Holy Trinity Festival. Suspect

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:17 pm

Dear friends,
Here is the list for our Wednesday rehearsal:

Don Juan's Serenade
None, But the lonely Heart
Bloha, Ha-ha
Mephistopheles Couplets
Oh, esli b mog...
Vdol po Piterskoy
Aria Mister X
I got plenty O'Nuttin'
Those were the days
Fantasy on Jewish themes

See you all on Wednesday.
Svetlana

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:04 am

Sasha just emailed that his star pupil--Natalia Anchutina--will be performing in New York City. What a Face

I have played this piece with Sasha many times (fortunately, I only have to go "boom-chuck, boom-chuck" faster and faster).  


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Post  pinhedz on Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:09 am

On Natalia's VKontakt page she posts her favorite movies, which includes all of Disney and all of Johnnie Depp.

She watches everything in German. scratch

She also comments on this clip, which is entitled

"How one with such HINDER PARTS works at gas station???" Shocked




^
That VKontakt page might belong to a different Natalia Anchutina.

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