Wednesday Rehearsals

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Where: Rock Spring Congregational Church, 5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington VA (See Map Below)

The Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to  9:30 pm.  Musicians should plan to arrive no later than 7:15  to pick up music and have extra time to tune, socialize and set up.

The Church is located at the corner of Little Falls and Rock Spring Drive in Arlington, VA.  We rehearse in the Social Hall, a separate building on Little Falls Road between Old Dominion Drive and Rock Spring Drive.  The landmark to look for is a two-story brick building with a white sign that says, "Neighborhood House."  Parking is on the street, and it is important to observe the signs designating areas where parking is permitted.

Once you have parked, walk in the driveway on the left side of Neighborhood House (there is normally a church van parked there) and enter through the double doors on your right.  Turn left and go down the hallway to the large room where we rehearse.

Non-members are welcome to visit our rehearsals with prior notice.  You can This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to us to express your interest in attending.

Map of Rock Spring Church Area



Saturday Rehearsals

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Optional orchestra rehearsals for string and wind players are scheduled many Saturday mornings from 10:00 am until Noon at the home of one of our members, to  work through new material and difficult passages.  Musicians are encouraged to attend these useful sessions and arrive at 9:30 for fellowship and donuts.  These rehearsals are open to non-members with prior notice.  It's a good idea to check with a member or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn whether or not a rehearsal is scheduled on a given Saturday, and get directions.


Join the Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra and perform the music of Russia, Ukraine and eastern Europe. Traditional fretted Russian instruments available. Learn from conservatory-trained teachers. Seeking players (or those wanting to learn) balalaika, domra (Russian mandolin), bayan/accordion, and some orchestral wind and percussion instruments to join us in the Fall. Call 703-549-0760 for more information.

Next Performances

August 2017
Sunday, August 20, 2017
  7:30pm Concert at Mason District Park
September 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
  3pm Concert at Catonsville
Saturday, September 23, 2017
  7:30pm Concert at Stage Alive, Culpeper, VA
October 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
  6pm Concert at Russian Festival
Sunday, October 22, 2017
  4pm Beltway Balalaikas at Russian Festival
November 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
  8pm Fall Concert 2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017
  3pm Fall Concert 2017