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Samovar Thursdays, Vodka, Caviar, Russian Vocals, Piano, and Violin!

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www.russiansamovar.com

Restaurant & Piano Bar
256 W. 52nd Street
NY, New York 10019
212.757.0168

Near All Broadway Shows!
Live Musical Entertainment!
Elegant, Vibrant Ambiance!
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Samovar Thursdays
Russian Vocals, Piano, Violin

The Finest Russian Cuisine in New York
www.russiansamovar.com
256 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
212.757.0168

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
October 15, 2017


Read a testimonial article about Samovar, renowned Russian restaurant in the NY theater district .

Samovar, the renowned Russian restaurant and piano bar on West 52nd Street, in the heart of the Broadway theater district, is full of lively music and vibrant ambiance seven nights/week, even open to 4 AM Friday through Sunday. It’s never too late to stop at Samovar. On a recent night, after a nearby invitational seminar, I brought a colleague to Samovar to discover its bubbly, ebullient rhythms, gorgeous bar, and white baby grand piano (once owned by Baryshnikov). The Thursday night entertainment (varies each night) was Elina Vasiltchikova on Russian vocals and piano, Valeriy Zhmud on violin, and Alexander Aratov on Russian vocals. Many of the tunes were familiar, as interludes offered an occasional French or American ballad, as well as a bit of Chopin and classical favorites. But, the majority of tunes were rousing Russian folk and gypsy ballads, well known to many of the regular diners and endearingly new to those like me, hearing them for the first time. The dizzy, dervish gypsy violin, the fervent piano trills and chords, and the poignant vocals were all thrilling. This is a highly professional trio that often appears at Samovar nightly entertainment.

On these pages, you will also see the Monday Music Nights entertainers, and I will follow with comments and photos of additional entertainment nights. Upstairs, at Samovar, a Russian troupe will perform a play by Dostoyevsky, and private parties and meetings are held in those elegant spaces, as well (See linked photo testimonial above). Stop by Samovar for vodka, wine, or a cocktail, have some caviar and herring, and tell them you saw them on RobertaOnTheArts.com!



Elina Vasiltchikova, Alexander Aratov, Valeriy Zhmud
at Samovar Music Thursdays
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Elina Vasiltchikova and Alexander Aratov
at Samovar Music Thursdays
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Alexander Aratov at Samovar Music Thursdays
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Elina Vasiltchikova and Alexander Aratov
at Samovar Music Thursdays
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Valeriy Zhmud at Samovar Music Thursdays
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower


For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net