Russian Holiday Bell Concert

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Please join us for  unique, first of it kind event featuring the majestic sound of Russian bells. The event program comprises:

  • Introduction On Russian Bells and Bellringing by Mark Galperin;
  • Russian bell concert by Bellringer Victor Avdienko;
  • 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.

All programs at the Library are free!

This is a Performance program from SFPL. We host events featuring music, art, dance and more.

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