4th International Festival Russian Folklore
“Songs of the Volga”
24-29 September 2008
|For many years the Wageningen based foundation Zarjanka and the related choral society Wjetsherinki have been organizing extraordinary cultural events in the Netherlands, related to the Russian authentic folklore tradition. Our third and second International Folklore Festival “Songs of the Black Earth” took place in November 2006 and September 2000.
In 1998 we held our first International Folklore Festival of Russian village singing, “Narodnyj Prazdnik” (folk holiday).Many distinguished ensembles from the Netherlands and from abroad performed in these festivals, among them of course various ensembles from Russia. During this festival you will encounter a number of international ensembles from Russia.
This time the festival is going to highlight the multiple ethnic groups that live along the river Volga in Russia.We are going to invite the Volga-German groups “Veilchen’’ (Pansy), “Volga-heimat» (Volga-fatherland), Accordion Trio ”Traum” (Dream). The Volga-Germans are descendants of Germans who moved from Germany to Russia in the 18th century. Furthermore, the Chuvash group “Schul’kjemje” (female chain) from the city of Saratov, and the Tatar group “Chischmja” (holy brook) from the city of Volgograd and of course the Russian group from Saratov: “Blagodat”. The autonomous Mordva republic is represented by the group Umarina (little apple) from Novopushkinskoye, from the Engel’s area of the Saratov region.
Read more about these groups in the Flyer in PDF format (Dutch!).Besides, there will be performances by the four vocal groups of Irina Raspopova from Wageningen and Utrecht: “Zarjanka”, “Zarnitsa”, “Wjetsherinki ” and “Kalina”. Another Dutch ensemble will also be invited: “Yargon”, a folk-orchestra from Doetinchem: www.orkestyargon.nlWatch video fragments of Zarjanka, Umarina, Blagodat’, Schul’kjemje, Wolga-Heimat, Traum and Veilchen.
Download the Flyer with festival information (2xA6) and the poster (A4)
|Wed 24-9, 20.00-22.00, Wijkcentrum Pomhorst, Pomona 562, 6708 CV Wageningen:|
|Workshops singing and dancing by Russian specialists. (Ticket sale and entry from 19.30h, Price: €10,=)|
|Thu 25-9, 19.00–21.00, Dienstencentrum West, Pieter Bothstraat 35, Utrecht:|
|Workshops singing and dancing by Russian specialists. (Ticket sale and entry from 18.30h, Price: €10,=)|
|Fri 26-9, 19.30–22.00, St. Josephkerk, Draaiweg 4, 3515 EM Utrecht:|
|(Ticket sale and entry from 19.00h, prices: €15,= 65+ and students: €10,=. Information and tickets: Irina Raspopova 0317-425401; 06-15147414)
|Sat 27-9, 12.30-21.30, Theatre Junushoff, Plantsoen 3, 6701AS Wageningen:|
|Info about the theatre: www.junushoff.nl, train/bus: from NS Ede-Wageningen bus 83,84,86, from NS Arnhem bus 50,86, from bus station Wageningen 5 min walk. Parking in the neighbourhood, after 18.00 free)
Prices: afternoon program €15; evening program €15; workshops €10; passe-partout €30 (CJP/CKV €25). Information and tickets: Irina Raspopova 0317-425401; 06-15147414
|afternoon program 12.30-17.00:|
|12.30-12.45: the Chuvash group “Schul’kjemje” from Saratov performs in the theatre square
12.45-13.00: “Yargon” folk-orchestra from Doetinchem: www.orkestyargon.nl
13.00-13.30: theatre opens, ticket-sale starts
13.30-15.00: Workshops singing and dancing
15.30-17.00: Performances of the groups from Russia and its autonomous republics.
– Wjetserinki (Wageningen) and Zarnitsa (Utrecht) under direction of Irina Raspópova
– Yargon (Doetinchem): folk-orchestra
|evening program 19.00-21.30:|
|(Ticket sale and entry from 18.30h) A fascinating show.
Performers are: groups from Russia and its autonomous republics and Zarjanka (Utrecht).
|Sunday 28-9, 14.30, Sawmill De Ster Molenpark 3 3531 ET Utrecht|
| The group Umarina (apple) from the Mordva republic and the Russian group “Zarnitsa” http://www.houtzaagmolen-de-ster.nl/activiteiten/index.html
Ticket sale and entry from 14.00h, Price €5,. Info+tickets: Irina Raspopova 0317-425401, 06-15147414
|Sunday 28-9, 15.00, Church Emmalaan 1, Bennekom:|
|3 Volga-German groups and the Russian group Vjetsjerinkji
Ticket sale and entry from 14.30h, Price €8,50. Info+tickets: Irina Raspopova 0317-425401, 06-15147414.
|Sunday 28-9, 14.00, Church Attenhoven, Antwerp, Belgium|
| The Chuvash group “Schul’kjemje” and the Russian group “Blagodat”.
Info: Raspopova 0317-425401, 06-15147414.
|We are looking for performances for our Russian groups, this is an exceptional chance to encounter authentical, pure Russian folklore!
We also are looking for guest places in the region of Wageningen. Blagodat’ Veilchen Wolga-Heimat Traum
We are looking for performances for our Russian groups, this is an exceptional chance to encounter authentical, pure Russian folklore!
We also are looking for guest places in the region of Wageningen.
2rd International Festival Russian folklore
“Songs of the Black Earth”
18-28 september 2000
Wrjemja (Woronjezh regio RU), Larets (Koersk, Ru), Zarjanka (NL)
1 International Festival Russian & Ukraïense songs en dans
17 oktober 1998 Wageningen
Volja (Woronezh RU), Larets (Koersk RU), Zarjanka (NL), Rosalka (Hengelo NL), Lemster Kazakken koor (NL)