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EUROPEAN UNION EMBASSY OPEN HOUSE – May 13.  A D.C. tradition.  European Union Embassies and the EU Delegation to the United States open their doors to the public for a day of family fun, food, culture and more. The event offers visitors a rare look inside the embassies and provides a unique opportunity to experience the cultural heritage and national traditions of the 28 member countries.  Orfeia will be singing at the Bulgarian Embassy. 

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HAPPY TSVETNITSA!    “Flower Day” is April 9 this year.  It’s the name day celebrated in Bulgaria by anyone whose name is based on a flower, plant, tree or any kind of vegetation.  Even if you’re not named after greenery, you can place a willow branch over the entrance of your home.


CONGRATULATIONS, TANYA!  Our amazing director Tatiana Sarbinska was awarded the Honorary Medal of the President of Bulgaria for her contribution to arts and culture.  The award was presented by Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria.   БЪЛГАРИЯ СЕ ГОРДЕЕ С ТЕБ — Bulgaria is proud of you — and so are we!!

Благодаря – THANKS FOR CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF BALKAN VOCAL TRADITIONS WITH US. We had a wonderful time singing, wining (with Bulgarian wine from Todoroff Winery — наздраве!) and dining with everyone. Thanks to Ambassador Tihomir Stoychev for his good wishes.      thumbnail_nov6flyer 


Luci Murphy and Orfeia at WPFW

ORFEIA ON “LIVE @ 5.”  We had a great time at WPFW, 89.3 FM.   Thanks to our wonderful hosts Luci Murphy and David Rabin for inviting us to spread the love for Balkan music.

ORFEIA IS ON AmazonSmile!  You can help Orfeia every time you shop!  Go to https://smile.amazon.com/  and choose Orfeia as your non-profit organization of choice — up to 0.5% of your purchase price will be donated to us!  Please take a second to do this — we really need and appreciate your support.tatiana_portrait_4[1]

WE LOVE THE MUSIC, TOO!  Thanks to Jerry, an audience member, for this lovely comment — we’re so glad you’re now a Bulgarian music fan!  “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.”

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June 4, 2017 – Folklore Society of Greater Washington – Washington Folk Festival  

A weekend of music, dance and arts at historic Glen Echo Park — and for free!  Eat, drink, listen, dance, buy, ride on the carousel.  Orfeia at noon!

May 13, 2017 – European Union Embassies Open House

A Washington, D.C. tradition and a day of family fun, food and culture.  Get a rare look inside the embassies and experience the cultural heritage and national traditions of the 28 EU member countries.  Join Orfeia at the Embassy of Bulgaria!  See Calendar for details.

April 25, 2017 – Little Salon

Every salon is a one-of-a-kind experience curated to give D.C.ers a  dose of the amazing creative talent that surrounds them.  Art, music — and beer samples!

April 1, 2017 – University of Mary Washington Multicultural Fair

Spend the day soaking up international culture, crafts and food on a beautiful campus.  Orfeia at 3:00 p.m.!

See calendar for more details!




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Photo: Kaloyan Doychinov

Photo: Kaloyan Doychinov

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Orfeia gratefully acknowledges support 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.

Orfeia also gratefully acknowledges support from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.


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