CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF BALKAN VOCAL TRADITIONS on NOVEMBER 5, 2016. Join us for Orfeia’s 10th anniversary concert and reception! Washington Ethical Society, 7 p.m. AND on NOVEMBER 6 we’ll be holding workshops at the Botev Academy Bulgarian School — one for kids (grown-ups are welcome — you’ll love the songs, too) and one for adults. Come learn songs, dances and traditional Bulgaria culture from our award-winning Artistic Director and teacher par excellence, Tatiana Sarbinska. See Calendar page for details on concert and workshops. Tickets for concert available through Brown Paper Ticket, http://orfeia.brownpapertickets.com/, and at the door; tickets for workshops available at the door. Sponsored by the Bulgarian Community Center in Washington D.C.
WASHINGTON FOLK FESTIVAL – Enjoyed all the music, dancing and crafts at the Folklore Society of Greater Washington’s annual event and had a wonderful time performing on the Chautauqua Stage. Love the carousel at historic Glen Echo Park!
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EMBASSY OPEN HOUSE DAY! There was beautiful weather for a beautiful event — just a little rain at the end — and we enjoyed singing for the many visitors who got a taste of Bulgaria at the embassy — including a literal taste — Bulgarian yogurt! Thanks to Ambassador Elena Poptodorova for her gracious hospitality.
TATIANA AND PIRIN ENSEMBLE – TOGETHER AGAIN! Our director, Tatiana Sarbinska, was invited as 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.”