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For booking information or to join our orchestra, contact:

Pamela Bingham Sheppard
Artistic Director/Conductor

or 713-299-5251






Houston Balalaika Society Orchestra
Performing music of Russia and Eastern Europe










The Houston Balalaika Society Orchestra is a non-profit organization dedicated to the performance and preservation of traditional Russian music. Since 1976, HBSO has brought the fire and grace of this unique music to audiences through-out Houston and the surrounding area!

HBSO is a community orchestra and we welcome new members from any musical background! We have instruments and instruction available for Domra or Balalaika.  All musical levels accepted, just bring your love of music and dedication to developing your skill on one of these beautiful instruments. Other instruments accepted are Violin, Accordion, Percussion and Woodwinds.

Orchestra rehearsals are held on Monday evenings in the Bellaire area, from 7:00-9:00 pm.

HBS35thAnniv copy1 Demo: The Houston Balalaika Society’s Fall Concert, 2012
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From Russia with love!

Made up of HBSO members, this professional band is available as a duo or up to a five piece ensemble.

Whether it's an intimate setting or a grand event, TROIKA will delight your guests with music from Russia and around the world: Klezmer, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, a touch of American Jazz and more!

In a concert setting or as the perfect background cocktail/dinner music, TROIKA will set the mood for your special event!

Troika=Logo-Red copy Troika Demo Coming Soon!


THE HOUSTON BALALAIKA SOCIETY ORCHESTRA and TROIKA are available for concerts, private parties and special events!


THE HOUSTON BALALAIKA SOCIETY ORCHESTRA is a member of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America (BDAA), which has annual conventions in North America and Russia. HBSO was host to the BDAA convention in 1987 and looks forward to many more years of collaboration.


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