Concert Season 2014-15

Grand Opening of the 2014-15 6th BMS Concert Season

An Evening of Bulgarian Poetry and Classical Music in Memory of Valeri Petrov: Lillia Slavova (Actress) and Friends
Friday, October 10, 2014, 7:00 PM

An Evening of Bulgarian Poetry and Classical Music: Lillia Slavova (Actress) and Friends
Join us for a magical evening of Bulgarian poetry and Classical music in memory of the legendary Bulgarian poet Valeri Petrov. The phenomenal Bulgarian actress Lillia Slavova will perform, in English and Bulgarian, poems by Valery Petrov as well as poems from the Anthology of Contemporary Bulgarian Poetry “The Season of Delicate Hunger.” The anthology, edited and translated by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, features works by young Bulgarian poets. Ms. Slavova will be joined by Ivo Kaltchev (piano), Petko Kolev (guitar), Jeni Maneva (piano) and Dimitar Naumov (piano) who will perform original and classical music selections. Featured in the program will be also Anita Gougleva and Victoria Ivanova who will represent the states of Virginia and Maryland in the up-coming 2014 “Miss Bulgaria in USA” competition in New York City. Our special guest, Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, will sign copies of her Anthology of Contemporary Bulgarian Poetry after the concert.

Wine and cheese reception will follow the concert
The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, 1621 22nd Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20008
Free Admission

Music Theater Showcase: Carousel
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, 7pm

Back by popular demand! After their spectacular performances in 2012, 2013, and 2014, 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 another showcase featuring selected scenes from the Broadway show Carousel, music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hamerstein!! Do not miss it! And feel free to bring your a Halloween costume!

The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, 1621 22nd Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20008
Free Admission

Jazz Concert: Bass & Face Joseph Lepore, Double Bass (Italy, US) and Maya Nova, Vocals (Bulgaria, Singapore)
Friday, November 21, 2014, 7pm

For jazz lovers! Do not miss this exciting and intimate evening of original music and jazz standards in a not so usual setting – voice and double bass!

The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, 1621 22nd Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20008
Free Admission

Anna Stoytcheva, Piano (Bulgaria, USA)
Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, 7pm

Co-presentation by the Bulgarian Music Society Concert Series in Washington DC and the Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York Concert Series. A special treat for piano music lovers. This solo piano recital features one of the most successful Bulgarian classical pianists today. Ms. Stoytcheva will perform works by Mozart, Schumann, Ravel and Rachmaninov.

The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, 1621 22nd Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20008
Free Admission

Young Musical Stars Gala: Julia Angelov (violin), Eugene Choo (violin and piano), Avery Gagliano (violin and piano), and Juncheng Shen (piano)
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, 7pm

Two instruments, four performers, six virtuosos! Come to hear four of the most talented young musicians of the Washington DC area who are prizewinners of national and regional music competitions. The program will include solo and chamber music works by Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Lalo, Sarasate and other classical composers.
The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, 1621 22nd Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20008
Free Admission

Vanguel Tangerov, Clarinet, and Ekaterina Tangerova, Piano
Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, 7pm

Bulgarian husband and wife team will present a powerhouse performance of works by Weber, Poulenc, Giampieri, Horovitz, Valtchanov and Covacs.  A real clarinet showcase!

The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, 1621 22nd Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20008
Free Admission

Opera Gala: Prizewinners of the 2nd “Partners for the Arts” Vocal Awards Competition
Friday, April 17, 2015, 7pm

Do not miss this amazing evening of opera arias performed by some of the most talented opera singers in the United States.

The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, 1621 22nd Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20008
Free Admission

Bridget Fitzgerald, Viola(USA) and Tania Tachkova, Piano(Bulgaria)
Friday, May 8, 2015, 7pm

Two of the finest musicians in New York City will perform works by Schubert, Schumann and Shostakovich.

The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, 1621 22nd Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20008
Free Admission