Past events

◊Traditional Bulgarian ceramics◊


♦OUR AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR!  Tatiana Sarbinska was awarded the Honorary Medal of the President of Bulgaria for her contribution to Bulgarian 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!!   

♦MNOGAJA LETA, GEORGE LAZAROV!  Orfeia was honored to be a part of  Да Даваш от Душа  (You Gave From the Soul), a documentary about Dr. George Lazarov, a renowned and innovative surgeon and long-time supporter of the arts in the U.S. and Bulgaria.  That’s Orfeia’s Elin Zurbrigg you hear over the closing credits.

♦”SOUND PORTRAITS FROM BULGARIA” by Martin Koenig.  Honored to join author Martin Koenig, Ambassador Tihomir Stoytchev and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Director Huib Schippers to celebrate the release of this compilation of field recordings and photographs.

♦STARTING THE DAY WITH CREATIVE MORNINGSa wonderful series with a wide-awake and very enthusiastic audience!

♦THE BALKANALIA WAS A BLAST.  Great fun joining forces with Orchester Praževica and DMV Balkan Brass for “Balkan Beltway – A Balkan Musical Showcase” – Multiflora Productions’ Flash of the Spirit Worldwide Sounds Festival 2018.

♦BULGARIAN MUSIC SOCIETY 10th ANNIVERSARY GALA.  The Bulgarian Music Society has presented 60 concerts featuring more than 400 performers from all over the world, and we were delighted to be a part of their anniversary concert featuring the beauty of classical music, the majesty of a $3-million modern organ, the joy of musical theater, the power of opera . . . and the magic of Bulgarian folklore!                 

♦CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS AND PERFORMANCE.  The kids were amazing – they sounded great and sang before a full house at the Botev Academy.  Check out our Facebook page and the Botev Academy Facebook page for photos!  Here’s a sample of what they learned, sung by two of the participants!

♦TANYA ON THE JUDGES PANEL.  Tatiana Sarbinska joined other luminaries of Bulgarian traditional music to judge the bi-annual “New Music in 7/8” competition held in Chepelare, Bulgaria.  7/8 is one of the most characteristic of Bulgarian traditional music’s unique rhythms.  Check out the competition! 

♦LIVE@5 on WPFW!  It was a delight to be invited back by such a great station! Hope some of you jazz and blues lovers are now Balkan music fans.

♦ART, MUSIC, FOOD, WINE.  A lovely afternoon at 410 GooDBuddY Gallery in D.C. with enthusiastic art, music, mezze and wine lovers.  Thanks to Wiebenson & Dorman Architects PC and Jt Roy for hosting us at their gallery!

♦NATIONAL CATHEDRAL FLOWER MART.  Thrilled to be a part of this annual D.C. tradition.