"ABS is always a wonderful
inspiration offering music to dream by. Thanks for the entertainment."
"This is our family's third time
seeing you, and we enjoy ourselves very much every time. Keep up the good work!"
"Wonderful music! My daughter
loves coming to your concert. Thank you."
"Peter & Anna — What a great
show! We loved all those movie themes."
"Very lovely! Superb job by all."
wishes from a Sri Lankan family.
Superb concert! Bravo!"
"Most Excellent Music!"
program was phenomenal! Each piece performed was a treat for the ears. It was
the first time I have ever heard the accordion featured in a symphony and the
utilization of the percussion section was amazing!”
"We routinely come to
all [New Dominion Choraliers] concerts and enjoy them very much. But last
night's joint concert with the American
Balalaika Symphony was out of this world! Can't remember when we enjoyed an
evening more. Thanks for a wonderful evening.”
“Congratulations on a
glorious concert this evening! You had a packed house, the audience was truly
pleased (...standing ovation!!!). You have much to be proud of. “
“We had a wonderful time listening to the
beauty and depth of numbers like Bonfire, Evening Bells...(so many to mention). ABS was in great form!"
not say enough glowing things about this performance. A very accomplished group
giving their all and we appreciated it. Conductor fabulous!! We had no idea
there were so many different balalaikas. We would like to hear them again.
“The concert was wonderful. My guest, who knows a lot
more about music than I do, was equally impressed by the quality of the
concert! Thank you!”
been to several concerts at Strathmore and no audience has shown as much
appreciation (long applause) as the one did for ABS tonight.”
thought the orchestrations were very good and with all the (semi-) solo parts
gave great variety and opportunity to show off musician talent and
interpretation… I thought the orchestra was well held together despite the tempo variations built into the
charts… the music selection well chosen, presenting nice variation and fine
“We enjoyed every piece but are in love with Evening Bells. Could listen to it
over and over.”
“Congratulations on a terrific concert—to you
as the maestro, Anna and all your players…. You have created a loyal
audience that virtually filled up this huge hall.”
“As I was listening, I realized again how much I love the sound of the
balalaika—it has a certain cheerfulness... Anna's warm smile right behind you
is worth the price of admission (and I mean at Kennedy center levels).”
“A great evening!”
concert was fabulous and your composition the best! Congratulations!”
lovely evening of beautiful music and in such a gorgeous place!”
attend another one of your concerts soon!”
a great concert... thoroughly enjoyed the evening.”
enjoyed the ABS Saturday night, especially the Children of
Captain Grant Overture, the Zaporiz'kyi Cossack March (good rousing Russian
music) and Evening Bells. To me, it sounded like Peter wrote Evening
Bells specifically for his orchestra.”
wonderful experience. The music was breathtaking—romantic, moving—a great
selection of compositions and excellent performance.”
it. I have an attachment to Russian music as both my parents and their families
came from Russia. My dad, esp., had many records to which we all listened and sang
songs, etc. I know he would have loved this too.”
was a marvelous program. We enjoyed it very much.”
“I suspect the orchestra will
be getting more invitations to perform at Strathmore!”
“It was a great performance. We both enjoyed it. Great
humor through many moments.”
“.....the concert was absolutely
delightful. [You] apparently have quite a following....I sat next to folks from Springfield who had made the trip to Bethesda to see [ABS]. The instruments are beautiful
and the sound just shimmers....and the music was very uplifting.”
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