October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday, October 1
$15, $28, $39 tickets available
11:30 AM Creative Conversation
4:30 PM Gathering
9:30 PM TasteMAKER Social
After being catapulted to international fame by their $100,000 Grand Prize award at the M-Prize Competition, Russian Renaissance has established itself as one of the most electrifying and exhilarating ensembles of today. Through stunning performances of everything from tango and folk to Classical and jazz, the quartet is redefining the possibilities of their traditional Russian folk instruments (balalaika, domra/domra alto, button accordion, and balalaika contrabasso) and capturing the attention of audiences worldwide.
After the show, join the TasteMAKERs for a spirited evening of Russian-inspired fare specially prepared by local restaurateur and chef Mary Robin Spoonamore of Jane Barleycorn’s Market and Bar. Along with lively conversation and camaraderie, the $15 cost includes small bites and two signature cocktail drink tickets. Buy now, availability is limited! Purchase online, by phone at 1-877-HIT-SHOW, or at the Box Office.
Weisiger Theatre performances are sponsored by:
This performance is made possible by a sustaining endowment gift from:
“One of the finest displays of musicianship in the world” – Arts at Michigan
“They had incredible dynamic range and they had these gestures that were uniform and felt completely organic” – Matt Albert, artistic director of the M-Prize competition
Steven Hoffman, Executive Director at the Norton Center for the Arts:
“When these four young Russian musicians use their traditional instruments to demonstrate how accessible – and invigorating – music can be from any culture and style, a transformation occurs that is simply electric.”