European Music Festival

concerts

Date: from 8.3.2017 to 6.06.2017

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The European Music Festival was founded in 2001. Its goal is to present to Sofia concert-goers prominent Bulgarian and international classical music stars. The festival’s program is designed to include a variety of musical genres. In combining different approaches to classical music, the festival aims to expand its audiences’ knowledge and experience. Every year, each new edition builds upon the idea of bringing to life values of the past in a new era. Over the years, festival participants were world-renowned artists and ensembles, such as Nigel Kennedy, Richard Clayderman, Mischa Maisky, Gidon Kremer, Pinchas Zukerman, David Walter, I Solisti Veneti – conducted by Claudio Scimone, the Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra, Zukerman Chamber Players, the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, the Moscow City Symphony “Russian Philharmonic” conducted by Dmitri Jurowski, the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and the Budapest Chamber Orchestra, among many others. The festival’s roster has also included Bulgaria’s most talented musicians – Mila Georgieva, Vesko Panteleev-Eschkenazy, Svetlin Roussev, Ludmil Angelov, Alexandrina Pendatchanska, Orlin Goranov, and Plamena Mangova, to name a few. The festival is designed for young and outgoing audiences, as well as for mid-age listeners with classical music interests in a broader sense. In May 2015, the European Music Festival received the “Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe” (EFFE) Award, presented by the European Festivals Association. EMF now proudly stands side by side with some of Europe’s most prestigious festivals. In September of 2015, EMF’s 15th edition was granted yet another prize of honour- the Sofia Municipality Music Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Culture.

EUROPEAN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 – PROGRAM

8-10 March 2017, Pancho Vladigerov Museum
In collaboration with the Pancho Vladigerov Museum
MASTERCLASS
by Vesko Panteleev-Eschkenazy, Violin

10 March 2017, The Polish Institute, 19:00
A Closing Gala Concert – Vesko Panteleev-Eschkenazy master-class students

29 March 2017, Bulgaria Concert Hall, 7:30PM
“Mozart х 3”
Soloists: Georgi Cherkin, Piano
Victoria Vassilenko, Piano
Conductor and Soloist: Grigor Palikarov, Piano
CLASSIC FM RADIO ORCHESTRA
Featuring Emanuil Ivanov, Piano
Program: J. S. Bach, Haydn, Mozart
Ticket prices: 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 lv.

4 April 2017, National Gallery, 11:00AM and 2:00 PM
“PETER AND THE WOLF” Children’s Project
Featuring “WindArt” Quintet
Presenter: Rumen Grigorov
Ticket prices: 8 lv.

19 April 2017, Bulgaria Concert Hall, 7:30PM
Soloists: Manuel Tomadin, Organ (Italy)
Serenella Basandella, Trumpet (Italy)
AGBU Sofia Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Bedros Papasian
Program: J. S. Bach, Purcell, Rheinberger, Haydn, Handel
Ticket prices: 10, 15, 20 lv.

22 April 2017, Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music Concert Hall, 7:30PM
Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Grigor Palikarov
Program: Mozart, Verdi, Cilea, Offenbach

26 April 2017, Bulgaria Concert Hall, 7:30PM
Sofia Jazz Peak visits the European Music Festival
“A Song for You”
KAMELIA TODOROVA, vocals
JIVKO PETROV TRIO (JP3)
Program: Selected songs originally performed by Ella Fitzgerald,
Nina Simone, Sara Vaughan, and Aretha Franklin
Ticket prices: 15, 20, 25 lv.

8 May 2017, Sofia Largo Complex, 4:00PM
“DANCING EUROPE” Music and Dance Project
In collaboration with the Polish Institute and the Italian Cultural Institute
SOFIA WIND ORCHESTRA conducted by Yuli Damyanov
Program: Selected dances from various European nations
Featuring dancers from the National Art Dance Group and the Youth Folk Ensemble

12 May 2017, Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music Hall No. 48, 11:30AM
AN OPEN DISCUSSION
“EMF 2017 Through the Young Critics’ Prism”
With academy undergraduate students and doctoral candidates

20 May 2017, Bulgaria Concert Hall, 7:30PM
FOUR PLUS FOUR – THE FOUR SEASONS BY VIVALDI AND PIAZZOLLA
Soloist: VESKO PANTELEEV-ESCHKENAZY, Violin
Featuring young violinists Lora Markova, Martin Zayranov, Aleksandar Vlatko Ivanov, and Zornitsa Ilarionova
CLASSIC FM RADIO ORCHESTRA
Program: Vivaldi: Le quattro stagioni
Piazzolla: Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas
Ticket prices: 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 lv.

24 May 2017, Sofia Largo Complex, 5:00PM
Golden Quill Awards Ceremony

31 May 2017, Sofia University Ceremony Hall, 7:30PM
BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY CHOIR (USA)
BETH WILLER, Conductor
5PM Vassil Arnaudov Sofia Chamber Choir Pre-concert Workshop
Theodora Pavlovich, Conductor

2 June 2017, Bulgaria Chamber Hall, 7:30PM
A Solo Recital
ASEN TANCHEV, Piano
Program: TBA
Ticket prices: 10 lv.

6 June 2017, Sofia Live Club, 8PM
Sofia Jazz Peak visits the European Music Festival
PARIS – ODESSA
Klezmer music concert – DAVID ORLOVSKY TRIO (Germany)
David Orlowsky, Clarinet
Jens-Uwe Popp, Guitar
Florian Dohrmann, Double Bass

10 June 2017, Bulgaria Concert Hall, 7:30PM
A Chamber Concert
JEAN-GABRIEL RAELET, Violin
PETAR PETROV, Piano
L. van Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.5
J. Brahms: Violin Sonata No.1
Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major

Ticket prices: 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 lv.