June 16, 1999


Trio Voronezh to Perform at Brookhaven Lab, July 14

UPTON, NY - Trio Voronezh, a popular Russian ensemble who play traditional Russian folk instruments, will perform on Long Island for the first time at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Wednesday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Berkner Hall. Concert tickets, which cost $15 each, may be purchased at the door. No reservations are taken, so arrive early for the best seats.

Classically trained at the conservatory in Voronezh, Russia, the trio was discovered playing Bach in a Frankfurt, Germany, subway station. In 1998, their first U.S. tour started with an extraordinarily successful performance at National Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion. The trio's diverse repertoire ranges from classical works of Bach, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky to popular songs by Gershwin, to Russian folk and gypsy dance music.

Trio Voronezh has performed at the University of California, Los Angeles; New York's Rockefeller University and the University of Georgia, among other prestigious venues. The trio members - Valerie Petruchin, Vladimir Volochin and Sergei Teleshev - play, respectively, a double-bass balalaika, which is a three-stringed instrument, with a triangular body made of fir; a three-stringed, short-necked lute called a domra; and a bajan, a chromatic-button accordion.

For additional information, call (516) 344-2345. Brookhaven Lab is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 on the Long Island Expressway.

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