Performances

 

Performances at Colleges and Universities

  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • St. Olaf College
  • Carleton College
  • Augsburg College (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • University of Iowa "Slavic Bazaar"
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth Medical School
  • Cornell College (Mt. Vernon, Iowa)
  • Concordia College (Moorhead, Minnesota). Nobel Peace Prize Forum
  • Loras College (Dubuque, Iowa)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College (Calmar, Iowa)
  • Northeast Iowa Community College (Peosta, Iowa)
  • Waldorf College (Forest City, Iowa)

Performances at Professional Conferences

  • New Orleans, Louisiana: National AATSEEL Conference (American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages)
  • San Francisco, California: National AATSEEL Conference
  • Washington, D.C: National AATSEEL Conference
  • Chicago, Illinois: National AATSEEL Conference
  • Appleton, Wisconsin: WAFLT Conference (Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers)
  • Kansas City, Missouri: CARTA Conference (Central Association of Russian Teachers of America)
  • Festival of Russian Music Gala Concert (Annual international conference of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America) (held in 2007 at Luther College)
  • The Association of Lutheran College Faculties, 64th Annual Conference, "Models of Mentoring" (held at Luther College)

Community Performances

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota:  The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA).  "Building Lesnoe Ozero," a benefit concert for the Russian Village of Concordia Language Villages.
  • Decorah, Iowa:  Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum.  "Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe Day."  Concert and educational program.
  • Woodbridge, Virginia: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Benefit performance for the Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy Soup Kitchen Ministry
  • Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin: Hyde Center for the Performing Arts. Benefit performance for the Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy Soup Kitchen
  • Sioux City, Iowa: "Midnight in Moscow." Performance at the Sioux City Country Club at a benefit event for Boys and Girls Home and Family Services, Inc. Sponsored by Public Radio KWIT-KOJI, FM90
  • Des Moines, Iowa: Festival Europa!, Iowa Council for International Understanding
    Minnesota State Fair
  • Minnesota Zoological Gardens: "World Geography Day"
  • La Crosse, Wisconsin: St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Benefit performance for the Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy Food Sharing Ministry
  • West Allis, Wisconsin: Luther Memorial Church. Benefit performance for the Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy Food Sharing Ministry. Sponsored by Milwaukee Area Synod of the ELCA, Cluster III
  • Hales Corners, Wisconsin: Whitnall Park Lutheran Church. Benefit performance for the Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy Soup Kitchen Ministry
  • Eagan, Minnesota: Easter Lutheran Church Music Series. Benefit performance for the Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy Soup Kitchen Ministry
  • Golden Valley, Minnesota: Calvary Lutheran Church of Golden Valley. Benefit Concert for Moscow Protestant Soup Kitchen Ministry
  • Burnsville, Minnesota: St. James Lutheran Church. Morning worship services to raise funds for Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy Soup Kitchen Ministry
  • Mahtomedi, Minnesota: St. Andrew's Church. Morning worship services to raise awareness of benefit concerts for medical aid to Petrozavodsk, Russia
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Division for Global Mission: National Global Mission Event, held at Luther College
  • Postville, Iowa: Performing Arts Center. Performance at Benefit Concert for Postville Radio Station KPVL
  • Postville, Iowa: "Families on Film" Community Event
  • Postville, Iowa, "Taste of Postville"
  • Aurora, Iowa: Concert at the annual "Old Fashioned Christmas Open House"
  • Fredricksburg, Iowa: Concert for Home Study Group
  • Decorah, Iowa: Aase Haugen Retirement Home
  • Decorah, Iowa: Decorah Public Library. After school performance
  • Decorah, Iowa: First Lutheran Church. Mentor Appreciation Luncheon
  • Decorah, Iowa: First Lutheran Church. Offertory music during Sunday morning worship services
  • Decorah, Iowa: Canoe Ridge Lutheran Church. ELCA Women's Cluster meeting (representatives from thirty ELCA congregations)
  • Decorah, Iowa. Decorah Lutheran Church.  Concert at "After Fifty Club."
  • Decorah, Iowa: Featured performers at opening of Farmers' Market
  • Decorah, Iowa: First Lutheran Church. Benefit Concert for Russian medical aid to Petrozavodsk, Russia
  • Decorah, Iowa: First Lutheran Church Women's Circle
  • Decorah, Iowa: Sunflower Childcare Center: concerts for pre-school and after-school age children

Performances at Schools

  • West Des Moines School District, Clive, Iowa: Concert for 500 fourth-graders and high school students of Russian; day in residence in elementary music classes
  • Rochester, Minnesota: Lourdes High School. Concert for grades 9-12 at multicultural event
  • Appleton, Wisconsin: Featured performers at a high school string festival for over 300 high school music students
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: Blake School. Featured performers at MCTR Russian Winter Festival/Olympiada of Spoken Russian (Minnesota Council of Teachers of Russian)
  • Bemidji, Minnesota: Lesnoe Ozero (Russian Village) at Concordia Language Villages. Performance during the Dedication Ceremony of the new architecturally authentic Russian Village site
  • Bemidji, Minnesota: Lesnoe Ozero (Russian Village) at Concordia Language Villages. Evening full concert performance for students, staff and guests in honor of the dedication of the permanent Russian Village site
  • Bemidji, MN: Skogfjorden (Concordia Language Villages Norwegian Village)
  • Vergas, Minnesota: Lesnoe Ozero (Concordia Russian Village)
  • Cresco, Iowa: Crestwood Elementary School. Two concerts for elementary school children
  • South Winnesheik School, Iowa: Concert and cultural presentation in high school classes, (Partners in Education program)
  • North Winnesheik School, Iowa: Concert for entire student body, K-12, (Partners in Education program)
  • Decorah, Iowa: West Side School Multicultural Day. All-school assembly for Multicultural Day
  • Decorah, Iowa: Decorah Middle School. Performed prelude at 6th-grade performance of Fiddler on the Roof
  • Decorah, Iowa: Thomas Roberts High School. Diversity event, supported by Partners in Education program
  • Decorah, Iowa: East Side School: concert for fourth grade classes
  • Decorah, Iowa: Thomas Roberts High School: 3 performances at Fiddler on the Roof
  • Decorah, Iowa: John Cline Elementary School: concerts for kindergarten, first and second grade classes
  • Decorah, Iowa: West Side School: concerts for third grade and fourth grade

Performances at Luther College

  • Annual concerts, Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall or Center for Faith and life Main Hall.
  • Partners in Education Recognition Reception
  • Paideia Recognition Banquet
  • Benefit concert to raise funds for Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy Soup Kitchen Ministry
  • Joint Concerts with University of Wisconsin Russian Folk Orchestra, Center for Faith and Life Main Hall
  • Noble Recital Hall. Guest performers at the faculty recital of Dr. Carol Hester (flute).
  • Noble Recital Hall. Guest performers at the student recital of Derek Blechinger (tenor)
  • Can Mountain Day
  • Special performance for high school Russian students from Cedar Rapids, IA,
  • Participated in "Celebration of the Arts" for the inauguration of President Jeffrey Baker
  • United Nations Day
  • Ethnic Arts Festival
  • Daily chapel; Sunday worship service
  • Luther College Women's Club
  • In-class performances
  • Scholar Recognition Days

 

Balalaika Ensemble
Luther College Balalaika Ensemble 2005-06
Luther College Balalaika Ensemble 1998