Sirba Orchestra!

Sirba Octet & Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne

We begin 2024 by heading down the highways and byways of Eastern Europe, with a concert at the crossroads of musical cultures and sounds! Symphonic power and authentic tradition merge in an irresistible mix of popular jubilation, trance and elegy.

Focusing on the traditional repertoire of Eastern Europe, it is under the aegis of classical world music that the Sirba Octet has decided to join forces with the Dijon Bourgogne Orchestra and the balalaika virtuoso Alexeï Birioukov. The result is an explosive encounter of sounds, practices and cultures, carried by an audacious mix of orchestral and traditional instruments. Through the magic of Cyrille Lehn’s arrangements, timeless classics such as Ochi Chornia, Kalinka, Podmoskovnyïé Vetchera are bathed in unexpected colours, literally reinvented for our ears. As for the spirit behind it all, it is clearly that of popular celebration, driven by the energy of Russian, Romanian, Hungarian, Moldavian, Gypsy and Klezmer melodies, always with an indispensable hint of self-deprecation so characteristic of Jewish humour. Dance erupts with fervour and passion, only to give way to poignant melancholy under the plucked strings of the balalaika.  

Information : After the concert, meet the Sirba Octet musicians for a signing session on the stand Oh! Des Disques!


Musical director Joseph Bastian

Sirba Octet & Dijon Bourgogne Orchestra

Artistic director and violin Richard Schmoucler
Violin Gilles Henry
Viola Grégoire Vecchioni
Cello Guillaume Martigné
Double bass Stanislas Kuchinski
Clarinet Rémi Delangle
Piano Vincent Mussat
Cymbalum Iurie Morar
Balalaïka Alexei Birioukov


Illustration © Lorenzo Mattotti


Arrangements Cyrille Lehn

Prices and seating plan
from 5.5€ to 46€ (tarif b)
More details
1h40 sans entracte
Artists biographies

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