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Kuker at Koprivshtitsa 2015

Kuker at Koprivshtitsa 2015

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!

Rila Monastery, Bulgaria

Rila Monastery, Bulgaria

 ORFEIA IN KOPRIVSHTITSAThree members of Orfeia joined our Boston sister group Divi Zheni for a performance at the National Folklore Festival in Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria.  An amazing experience!

 ORFEIA IS ON AmazonSmile!  You can help Orfeia every time you shop!  Go to http://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. 

BHA-10351-53-1321TATIANA 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.

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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.”

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Carpathia April 17, 2016 – “Passport to the World” Series

Orfeia joins the dance ensembles Carpathia and Tisza for an afternoon of traditional Eastern European music and dance.  We hear they’ll be getting you dancing, too!  2:00 p.m., Creative Cauldron, Falls Church, Virginia.

Festival of VoicesApril 1, 2016 – “Festival of Voices – Music for Everyone”  

Looking forward to a great vocal gathering in Lancaster, Pennsylvania!  For updates, check out http://www.facebook.com/lancasterfestivalofvoices.

February 6, 2016 – Folklore Society of Greater Washington Minifest  fsgw-logoBlue-50

Always a wonderful event with lots of good music, dancing and crafts.  See Calendar page for more information or visit the FSGW website.

cropped-violin1October 9, 2015 – “East Meets West – Musical Masterworks from Bulgaria and the USA”

Grand Opening of the Bulgarian Music Society 2015-2016 Concert Season.

September 26, 2015 – “We Are Takoma” Performing Arts SeriesWAT_Logo_Transparent 

Join us for our version of a Bulgarian working bee – sedenka – a workshop in Bulgarian traditional music and culture.  We’ll sing, you’ll sing, we’ll all dance and eat.  With guests Peter Lyster and Koliu Kolev.

September 19, 2015 – Historic Brookland Farmer’s Market  10297614_1572529643017159_8721213794467752370_n

Enjoy the market, the food, the stores — and us!  10 – noon, The Arts Walk, 9th and Monroe Streets, NE.

 

 

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Photo:  Kaloyan Doychinov

Photo: Kaloyan Doychinov

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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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