Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library
Koret Auditorium Main Library
100 Larkin St,
San Francisco, CA
Please join us for unique, first of its kind, event featuring the majestic sound of Russian bells. The event program comprises:
ü Introduction On Russian Bells and Bellringing by Mark Galperin;
ü Russian bell concert by Bellringer Victor Avdienko;
ü Screening of Blagovest Bells' film A Voice of Pure Earth: The Sacred Bells of Russia.
San Francisco Symphony’s extraordinary percussionist Mr. Avdienko will play a Russian peal (kolokola)–a set of authentic Russian bronze bells in a unique secular performance. The 6-bell peal was cast in 2014 by Pyatkov & Co., a famous modern Russian bell foundry, and the bell instrument (zvonnitsa) was built in 2015 by Blagovest Bells of Novato, California– the sole promoter of Russian bells and bell-ringing in the U.S. The program of the concert will include several traditional chimes (zvons), a few contemporary pieces, and some improvisations.