Last Minute Heads Up!!! – Join Bulgarian Folk Music Virtuosos Tatiana Sarbinska, Theodosii Spassov, and the Theodosii Spassov Folk Project Band in Concert (May 3rd – Sunday at 6:00 p.m.)
May 3, 2009 at 2:47 am
Bulgarian folk artist Tatiana Sarbinska, dubbed the “voice of Bulgaria”, is considered to be one of the greatest artists of her day. She is a recipient of the prestigious honor of National Treasure status, compliments of the Bulgarian government, as she is recognized as instrumental in the preservation of her country’s native music culture. Formerly featured soloist with the Pirin Ensemble, she continues to enjoy an illustrious career as a vocalist and has recorded her own cds Makedonsko Devojche and Katerino Mome. Also highly respected as a teacher, she has shared her numerous talents in the United States since 1991, through the direction of various ensembles, music events, and workshops.
Bulgarian super star Theodosii Spassov is known for his ability to infuse a folk sound into other genres, such as jazz and classical. As a virtuoso of the wooden shepherd’s flute, he has toured the world extensively and recorded numerous cds both as a contributing performer as well as on his own. He is the recipient of multiple awards including a Grammy and has also enjoyed success as a film composer. He currently directs the famed Filip Kutev National Folk Song and Dance Ensemble.
This concert is the finale to a series of grand events that make up the 7th annual Bulgarian Cultural Festival in New England (March 29 – May 3rd). This year’s landmark festivities commemorate 100 years of Bulgarian independence. I had the wonderful fortune of attending the performance of the Bulgarian folk dance ensemble Bulgare (see previous post – 4/2/09) and they were fantastic! I fully expect that this concert will be of equal caliber. I also want to mention here the folk duo who will open the concert, Vessela and Valeri = Goli.
When: May 3rd – Sunday @ 6:00 p.m.
Where: Springstep (Directions)
Tickets: $25.00 (students and seniors/65 & up), $30.00 (adults – in advance), $35.00 (adults – at the door), $15.00 (children under 16), Free (children under 5)
Online Ticket Purchases & Additional Concert Info.:
Web site: http://www.bgfocus.com/events/2009/Bulgare/Bulgare.html
(Bulgarian-American Center MADARA)
Entry filed under: Balkan, Bulgarian music, Concerts, European, Festivals, Local Artists, Series.