EUROPEAN UNION EMBASSIES OPEN HOUSE, May 10, 2014. A highlight of Washington, D.C.’s Europe Week is the embassies’ open house, offering the public a unique opportunity to see these magnificent buildings and experience the culture and heritage of the nations of Europe. For more information, scroll down to Hear Orfeia at . . . .
CREATIVE ALLIANCE AT THE PATTERSON THEATER, Baltimore, Maryland. Chestita Baba Marta — Happy Grandmother March! We had a fabulous time welcoming spring with Svitanya Eastern European Women’s Vocal Ensemble of Philadelphia, Slovak fujara player and flautist Bohuslav (Bob) Rychlik, and the always-enthusiastic audience at The Patterson.
A special treat at the concert was Bob Rychlik’s appearance. Bob is a multi-talented musician and instrumentalist who plays folk instrucments including the rare Slovak fujara, declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. For more about Bob and for an enticing sample of the extraordinary sound of the fujara, click here.
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.