It’s Halloween night, and in a corner room on the 14th floor of Van Hise Hall, the University of Wisconsin Russian Folk Orchestra is ready to rehearse. The 40-person group is headed by Victor Gorodinsky, and instead of the instruments you’d normally see in orchestras, they strum traditional Russian ones like balalaikas and dombras. Take a listen to hear the group’s unique sound and personality.

Podcast by: Maddy Heim

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