EAST MEETS WEST – October 9, 2015. Join the Washington International Chorus, the Bulgarian Music Society Chamber Orchestra, Orfeia and other artists for the opening concert of the 2015-2016 season of the Bulgarian Music Society. More details below and on the Calendar page.
YOU’RE INVITED TO A SEDENKA – September 26, 2015! We’re having a Bulgarian sedenka — a traditional “working bee.” We’ll perform, you’ll sing (we’ll teach you), we’ll all dance. You can bring your knitting! Light refreshments. Free admission. Sponsored by “We Are Takoma” Performing Arts Series and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.
ORFEIA IN KOPRIVISHTITSA – Three members of Orfeia joined our Boston sister group Divi Zheni for a performance at the national folklore festival in Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria. An amazing experience!
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TATIANA AND PIRIN ENSEMBLE – TOGETHER AGAIN! Our director, Tatiana Sarbinska, was invited to be an honored guest for the 60th anniversary celebration of the Pirin Ensemble in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria! Bulgarian National Radio says “The Pirin Ensemble, established in 1954, is one of the most popular messengers of Bulgarian folklore across the globe. The formation’s singers, instrumentalists and dancers have presented their impressive shows in dozens of countries.” Check out video of the gala concert at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIrlPnP-zEU. And here’s a link to one of Tanya’s many television and radio appearances while she was in Bulgaria – the song is Lazhi Vere.
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.”