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THE BALKAN SONGBOOK PROJECT – Thank you for supporting our Indiegogo campaign!  We made our initial goal!  We’re excited about producing the Balkan Songbook and tatiana_portrait_4[1]learning CD, curated and recorded by our fabulous director Tatiana Sarbinska.  The CD will feature  each part sung separately and the full song, together with spoken lyrics for pronunciation.  The songbook and CD will help us raise operating funds to continue our mission of sharing this beautiful music far and wide.  We’ll keep you posted on completion of the Songbook. 

Artscape ARTSCAPE BALTIMORE, July 20, 2014 It’s got everything and it’s in    Baltimore!  Over three days,   Artscape features over 150 fine artists, designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, art cars, photography, and incredible live concerts and a full schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, international menu of food and beverages that is available throughout the festival site.   Orfeia will be performing at 2:00 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church.  See you there!

EUROPEAN UNION EMBASSIES OPEN HOUSE.  A highlight of Washington, D.C.’s Europe Week is the embassies’ open str-600x198house, offering the public a unique opportunity to see these magnificent buildings and experience the culture and heritage of the nations of Europe.  We had a wonderful time at the Bulgarian Embassy, singing and dancing and talking about Bulgaria — and our Shop costumes were very photogenic!

WE LOVE THE MUSIC, TOO!  Thanks to Jerry, a recent audience member, for this lovely comment — we’re so glad you’re now a Bulgarian music fan — that’s our goal!  “I was so impressed and even found myself thinking about the songs and the enthusiasm of your program the following day . . . your delightful blend of voices and hearty portrayal of the music and customs of Bulgaria. I was simply wowed! Thank you so much for such a lovely performance and introduction to the music of Bulgaria.”

AN AMAZING TEN DAYS IN BULGARIA.  Performances on the Slavi Show (Bulgaria’s most popular late-night television show), on Bulgarian National Radio, and in Sofia, Chepelare, Plovdiv and Momchilovitsi.  Check out our Facebook page for video and photographs!  And click here for a segment on us in Temata na Nova on Bulgarian television.  Many thanks to the St. George Foundation and Dr. George Lazarov for their generous sponsorship of the tour, to Tatiana Sarbinska, Petya and Ivan Todoroff, and Dr. Zvezdomir Zamfirov for their remarkable hospitality, and to Svitanya Eastern European Women’s Vocal Ensemble from Philadelphia and Divi Zheni from Boston for joining in this wonderful experience. 

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Hear Orfeia at . . .

July 20, 2014 – Artscape Baltimore 

Shop, stroll, eat, and then come hear us!  2:00 p.m. in the beautiful Corpus Christi Church, 110 W Lafayette Ave., Baltimore, Maryland.  More information about Artscape at http://www.artscape.org

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May 10, 2014 – European Union Embassies Open House

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Join Orfeia at the Bulgarian Embassy!  EU Embassies Open House is a day of fun, food and culture and a rare look inside Washington, D.C.’s embassies.  For more information, visit http://www.euopenhouse.org.

April 27, 2014 – Baltimore Folk Music Society Spring Faire 

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Singing, dancing, story-telling and hand-crafts at beautiful Sherwood Farm/Cromwell Valley Park in Towson, Maryland.  The festival is 12 – 5 and Orfeia is appearing at 4:15.  See http://www.bfms.org/springfaire.php and our Events page for more information.

 

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Photo:  Kaloyan Doychinov

Photo: Kaloyan Doychinov

Orfeia is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization

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Orfeia receives support through an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.  

Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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