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Balalaïka !



20:45 — Genève-Plage

Festival Genève-Plage

festival partner



Alexeï Birioukov

Sirba Octet
guest ensemble

Sirba Orchestra!
A festive programme of Russian, klezmer & gypsy music

the music

The Sirba Octet will appear together with a special guest artist, the Russian balalaikist Alexeï Birioukov, alongside the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Born in rural Russia, the Balalaïka later took its place in the palaces of the Tsars and reflects the Russian soul in all its splendid ardour and melancholy. Discover unmissable Russian melodies, combined with a rich mixture of traditional Romanian, Hungarian, Moldavian and gypsy music in this varied evening programme. An anthology of the most beautiful themes of gypsy cabaret and klezmer music!

This concert is based on the Sirba Orchestra! album, released by Deutsche Grammophon in 2018.

We await the latest announcements from the Swiss Confederation before communicating the health security measures for this outdoor concert.

the venues

OSR Live

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony no 4 in B flat major op. 60

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 23 October 2019 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Maurice Ravel

Valses nobles et sentimentales, pour orchestre

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 09 December 2015 at Victoria Hall, Geneva