Dynamic quintet to open Hemet concert season

The Hemet Community Concert Association opens its 45th year with a concert featuring the Firebird Balalaika Ensemble, Oct. 29. Courtesy photo

HEMET – The world renowned Firebird Balalaika Ensemble returns to Hemet for the third time Sunday, Oct. 29, to present a program of traditional Russian and Eastern European songs, as well as works by contemporary composers.

Russian instruments such as the domra, balalaika and banyan will be featured in the season opener for the Hemet Community Concert Association in its 45th year providing live, classical and world music for the San Jacinto Valley.

The Hemet Community Concert Association concert will take place at the Crossroads Baptist Church, 433 S. San Jacinto St., in Hemet between Acacia and Mayberry avenues. Doors open at 2 p.m. and tickets are available at the door. General admission is $30; anyone age 22 or under is admitted free.

Subscriptions are available to the 2017-2018 season, five concerts for $60. The season continues in 2018 with performances by San Francisco Munich Trio, Frederick Moyer on piano, The Telegraph String Quartet and the University of California Riverside Chamber Singers.

For more info, visit www.hemetconcerts.org or call (951) 658-7319.

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