Featuring vocals and percussion, the duo will perform Russian folk music, romances, dances, classical music, gypsy melodies, and interpretations of favorites from around the world. Oleg Kruglyakov is a balalaika virtuoso originally from Siberia; Terry Boyarsky is an American concert pianist. The balalaika, with its three strings and a triangular body, is the instrument of choice for traditional Russian folk melodies.
The Russian Duo performed in southern Vermont. Admission is $10, with children 12 and under free. Tickets can be purchased online at Brattleborotix.com and at the venue. For more information visit www.russianduo.com and www.graftonmusicfestival.com.