Zolotoy Plyos

This is a non-ticketed event.

Saturday, August 3
Limited seating is available.

The Middlebury College Russian Language School brings Russian folk musicians Zolotoy Plyos to Town Hall Theater. 

The folk ensemble “Zolotoy Plyos” was founded in 1994 in the city of Saratov, Russia. Its members are Alexander Solovov, Elena Sadina, and Sergei Grachev. All three members of the group graduated from the Saratov State Conservatory and are professional musicians.

Elena and Sergei also graduated from the “Jef Denyn” Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium, the Antwerp Conservatory and the University of Leuven. They have won prizes at All-Russian and international folk instrument competitions and at the First All-Russian bell competition. While students in Russia the musicians collected old folk songs in rural villages and towns.

The group’s repertoire includes folk songs and instrumental parts from 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.