The Arizona Balalaika Orchestra was founded 40 years ago by Mia Bulgarin Gay, a native of Estonia. We have several members who were born in the Ukraine. Mia conducts rehearsals and gigs, and Alexander Tentser has conducted our annual concerts at Pima Community College. Our instruments and costumes come from Russia. Our orchestra belongs to the Balalaika and Domra Association of America. Most of our orchestra arrangements come from Russian trained conductors and musicians.