Concert Season 2015-16

Grand Opening of the 2015-16 7th BMS Concert Season

Gala Concert: East Meets West – Musical Masterworks from Bulgaria and  the USA

Friday, October 9, 2015, 7:30 PM

Bulgarian Music Society Chamber Orchestra, Dimitar Nikolov (Conductor)

Washington International Chorus, Joshua Brown (Conductor)

www.washingtoninternationalchorus.com

Vocal Ensemble “Orfeia,” Tatiana Sarbinska (Artistic Director) https://orfeia.wordpress.com

Dr. Jeni Maneva (piano)

Dr. Dimitar Nikolov (piano)

Works by: Pancho Vladigerov, Aaaron Copland, Marin Goleminov, Morten Lauridsen and others

The Bulgarian Music Society is proud to invite you to our first opening gala concert in the magnificent and modern First Congregational United Church of Christ  situated in downtown Washington , DC. Do not miss this enchanting evening of Bulgarian and American music performed by more than 60 musicians from all over the world. You will have the pleasure to hear symphonic, choral, chamber,solo and folklore masterworks by Copland, Vladiguerov, Goleminov, Laurindsen,  and other leading composers. Please join us to celebrate the music and cultural traditions of two great countries, Bulgaria and the United State of America.

Free Admission, Donations greatly appreciated

Reception will follow the concert

Address: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 (Corner of G Street and 10th Street; next door to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library)

Tel. 202-628-4317  Website: http://www.firstuccdc.org/where-are-we-located/

Metro accessible:  Two blocks from Metro Center Metro Station (Red Line); two blocks from Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station (Red Line)

Parking: Street and Garage Parking available. There is a parking garage under the church’s building. Garage parking entrance is located at 980 G Place NW, Washington, DC 20001; Parking Rates: $15 (up to two hours; $17 (daily maximum). There is an elevator which takes you directly from the garage to the lobby of the church.

Music Theater Showcase: Scenes from The Most Happy Fella by Loesser 

Friday, November 13, 2015, 7pm

Back by popular demand!  After their spectacular performances during the past 4 years, 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  scenes  from Frank Loesser’s Broadway hit The Most Happy Fella.

Do not miss it!

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

Four plus One: Harrington String Quartet and Pianist Ivo Kaltchev

Rossitza Jekova Goza, violin

Keith Redpath, violin

Vesselin Todorov, viola

Emmanuel Lopez, cello

Ivo Kaltchev, piano

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, 7pm

Five internationally acclaimed musicians will perform chamber works by Schobert, Schumann, and Brahms.

Free Admission

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

Wine and cheese reception will follow the concert

Yana Hristova, Flute, and Ina Mirtcheva, Piano

Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, 7pm

Join us to celebrate the national day of Vassil Levski with two Bulgarian musicians performing a beautiful program of Bulgarian and Western classical music.

Free Admission

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

Wine and cheese reception will follow the concert

Rhapsody in Blue and Other Works for One Piano, Four Hands:

Dr. Jeni Maneva  and Dr. Ralitza Patcheva

Friday, March 18, 2016, 7pm

A very special evening featuring music by Bulgarian composers as well as Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue!

Free Admission

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

Wine and cheese reception will follow the concert

Opera Gala: Prizewinners of the 3rd “Partners for the Arts” Vocal Awards Competition

Friday, April 22, 2016, 7pm

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

Free Admission

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

Wine and cheese reception will follow the concert