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Zolotoj Plyos to Perform Russian Folk Music at W&L

— by on March 28th, 2013

Zolotoj Plyos, the colorful and popular Russian folk ensemble, is returning to Washington and Lee University with a new concert program. They will be performing on Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in Lee Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.

Zolotoj Plyos was formed in 1994 and has toured all over the world singing and playing traditional Russian folk music. Their energetic performances highlight colorful folk costumes and a large variety of authentic folk instruments—including the balalaika, lozhki and garmoshka.

The members of Zolotoj Plyos group include Alexander Solovov, Elena Sadina and Sergei Gratchev, all of whom are graduates of the Saratov Music Conservatory in Russia.

The folk ensemble is sponsored by the Russian Area Studies Program at W&L.