Musicians of Russian traditional dance, song and music ensemble Barynya provided music for the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Russian Brides, Season 13, Episode 7 filmed on Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, New York. It was cold day in Brooklyn on October 24, 2011. Musicians Alexandre Tseytlin (violin), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka), and Elina Karokhina (balalaika) had to drink lots of hot beverages to survive the cold wind from the bay.
About ensemble Barynya:
The Russian music, dance and song ensemble Barynya (Russian: Áàðûíÿ), established in the year 1991, is a world renowned group that enjoys exalting stature as the premier Russian folk ensemble. Barynya presents Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Nanai, Ukrainian, Roma Gypsy Tsyganskiy, Evreiskiy Jewish traditional dancing, music, songs, and virtuoso performances on instruments including the balalaika, balalaika-contrabass, garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion). Barynya has been invited to perform at some of the most prestigious cultural venues in the United States, including Carnegie Hall in New York City, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the Smithsonian Institute of America in Washington D.C., the United Nations in New York, and the Russian Embassy in Washington D.C. Barynya is globally recognized and boasts an impressive client roster of dignitaries, politicians, celebrities and organizations from around the world. The group performed at the black-tie Gala after the Liberty Medal was presented to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev by President George H.W. Bush in 2008. The prestigious event was attended by over one thousand dignified guests including the likes of Tom Brokaw, Dikembe Mutumbo and Van Cliburn. Latest major concert tours: Canada, United States (2016), Puerto Rico (2015), United States (2014, 2013, 2012), Australia (2011), Hong Kong (2010), Canada, Mexico (2009), United States (2008). Barynya also performs annually at the Russian Nobility Ball for the Russian Nobility Association in New York. Members of the ensemble have been invited to perform at many film premier and celebrity parties, including the official post-Grammy Award parties in New York and for private events hosted by Barbara Walters, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, and Tommy Hilfiger. Musicians and dancers of ensemble Barynya were featured in many movies and TV shows including Law & Order. The founder and Artistic Director of Barynya Mikhail Smirnov, was invited as one of the eight judges on NBC’s hit dance show, "Superstars of Dance".