SINGING AND DANCING! We’re excited to be joining the wonderful dance ensembles Carpathia and Tisza on April 17 for an evening of traditional Eastern European music and dance as part of the Passport to the World series at Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, Virginia. Scroll down or see our Calendar page for more information.
FOLKLORE SOCIETY OF GREATER WASHINGTON MIDWINTER FESTIVAL – You know it, you love it! It’s going to be sunny, so come on out and have a wonderful music-filled experience (plus dancing, crafts and food). Orfeia will be performing at 1:00 in the Living Traditions room. Saturday, February 6, Takoma Park Middle School, 7711 Piney Branch Road. Check out the entire schedule at http://www.fsgw.org.
CHESTITA NOVA GODINA – Честита Нова Година – HAPPY NEW YEAR! Looking forward to more music in 2016! Check out the Calendar page for our upcoming events and scroll down for some future and past highlights!
ORFEIA IN KOPRIVSHTITSA – 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, an 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.”