Concert Season 2017-18

Grand Opening of the 2017-18 9th BMS Concert Season

Gala Concert: A Tribute to Dr. George Lazarov and St. George Foundation featuring

Vocal Ensemble Orfeia, Tatiana Sarbinska (Artistic Director of Orfeia),

Gustavo Ahualli (baritone), Julia Angelov (violin), Jeni Maneva (piano),

Ralitza Patcheva (piano), Ivo Kaltchev (piano), Catherine H Lim (piano),

JeongEun Kang (piano) and Eunsuk Jung (piano)

Do not miss this spectacular musical celebration of the generosity, inspiration, spirit and vision of the founder of the Bulgarian Music Society, Dr. George Lazarov.  Join us and H.E. Tihomir Stoytchev, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria in the US, to honor Dr. Lazarov for his outstanding civic and charitable work in promoting and supporting the arts in Bulgaria and the United States. The gala will be recorded by a visiting Bulgarian TV team which is preparing a documentary for Dr. Lazarov.

Wed., September 20, 7:30pm

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

 

Georgi Valchev (violin) and Lora Tchekoratova (piano)

Co-presentation by the Bulgarian Music Society Concert Series in Washington DC and the Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York Concert Series. This distinguished and successful Bulgarian husband and wife team will present a chamber music concert featuring works by Mozart, Brahms, Tabakova and Schoenfield.

Friday, October 13 , 7pm

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

 

Scot Humes (clarinet) and Tania Tachkova (piano)

Two of the finest musicians from New York City will perform works by Brahms, Paquito d’Rivera, Debussy, and Anthony Donofrio (world premiere). A real clarinet showcase!

Friday, November 3, 2017, 7pm

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 2017 “Partners for the Arts” Vocal Awards Competition

Do not miss our annual and classy evening of popular arias performed by some of the most talented opera singers in the United States.

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, 7pm

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

Music Theater Showcase

Back by popular demand!  After their spectacular performances during the past 5 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 US, are coming back to present another showcase featuring  Broadway hits!

Date: TBA

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

Boris Christoff Tribute: photo exhibit, documentary film, and concert

with his last students

featuring

Mariana Tzvetkova (soprano), Plamen Beykov (baritone), Ivo Kaltchev (piano),

Elena Dragostinova (curator) and Madlen Cholakova (video)

This multi-media event is part of the 2018 European Month of Culture and is a co-presentation by the Bulgarian Music Society Concert Series in Washington DC, the Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York Concert Series in New York and the Boris Christoff Museum in Sofia, Bulgaria. Join us to celebrate and honor the legacy of the legendary Bulgarian singer Boris Christoff.  Do not miss to hear two of the most successful Bulgarian opera singers in the world.

Date: TBA

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

Lilia Slavova (actress) and Ani Gogova (piano)

Our favorite Bulgarian artists Lilia and Ani are presenting an intimate, beautiful and very special evening of Bulgarian poetry and Chopin’s piano music.  This concert is part of the 2018 European Month of Culture.

Friday, May 18, 2018, 7pm

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