Concert Season 2012-13

Grand Opening of the 2012-13 BMS Concert Season

Trio CLAVINO
Doris Hall-Gulati, Clarinet (US) Simon Maurer, Violin and Viola (Switzerland, US) Xun Pan, Piano (China, US)
Join us for our 2012-13 Concert Series opening concert featuring the critically acclaimed Trio Clavino. After a very successful 2012 summer concert tour in Europe, Asia, and the U.S., Trio Clavino will present an exciting recital of works by Schumann, Carbon, Khachaturian, Shostakovich, and Schickele.
Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:00 PM
The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, 1621 22nd Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20008
Free Admission

Bulgarian Folklore Fiesta: Svitanya and Liuti Chushki
An evening of Bulgarian folk music presented by two of the most popular folk ensembles on the U.S. East Coast: ensemble Svitanya (Philadelphia, PA) and ensemble Liuti Chushki (Washington, DC).
Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:00 PM
The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, 1621 22nd Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20008
Free Admission


Opera Gala

Join us for an amazing evening of opera arias, opera duets and art songs.
Friday, December 7, 2012, 7:00 PM
The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, 1621 22nd Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20008
Free Admission

Music Theater Showcase: The Music of Marvin Hamlisch
Back by popular demand! After their spectacular showcase in February 2012, the students of the Music Theater Division of the Catholic University of America Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, one of the top three Music Theater programs in the U.S., are coming back to present a showcase featuring Broadway hits by Marvin Hamlisch. Do not miss it!
Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:00 PM
The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, 1621 22nd Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20008
Free Admission

Ralitza Patcheva – Solo Piano Recital
This recital is a co-presentation of the Bulgarian Music Society and the Washington International Piano Series at the Catholic University of America. Internationally acclaimed pianist and prizewinner of the Buzoni International Piano Competition Ralitza Patcheva will present a program of works by Liszt and Brahms. Dr. Patcheva, Associate Artistic Director of the Bulgarian Music Society and CUA piano faculty, will perform on the new magnificent 9-ft Steinway concert grant in Ward Concert Hall of the Catholic University of America.
Thursday, March 21, 2013, 8:00 PM
Ward Recital Hall, The Catholic University of America,
620 Michigan Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20064
Free Admission
Free street and on-campus parking available

“Bulgarian Pulse”
Kristian Alexandrov, Jazz Piano (Bulgaria, Canada), Winner of the 2008 Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for Best Pianist Valeri Georgiev, Kaval (Bulgaria, US)
Come to hear two of the best, most original and successful Bulgarian musicians today. This will be an unforgettable evening of jazz and folklore virtuosity. Not to be missed!
Friday, April 19, 2013, 7:00 PM
The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, 1621 22nd Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20008
Free Admission

Children’s Concert for the Bulgarian School in Washington DC
Performed by the Bulgarian Children’s Choir in New York City and prizewinning students at the Levine School of Music.
May 2013 Date, Time and Venue: TBA
Free Admission