European Music Festival 2018








The 18th edition of the European Music Festival will present 11 classical music events featuring over 350 performers from Bulgaria and abroad. The programme includes symphony and chamber music, jazz, film scores and children-oriented events. Guest musicians from Italy, Spain, USA, Austria, France, Germany, Russia, etc.

March 30, 20:00  National Palace of Culture, Hall 1 – A concert by Maxim Vengerov, violin (France/Russia) and the Sofia philharmony, conductor Nayden Todorov. J. Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 77; Brahms: Symphony No 1. Admissions with tickets.

April 11, 19:30  Bulgaria Chamber Hall, Dalia Quartet (Spain), and a selection of Spanish composers.

April 12, 13, 11:00  Bulgarian Academy of Sciences hall, a Symphonic Fairy Tale for Children based on music from Edward Grieg's Peer Gynt. With dancers and musicians from the National Music Theatre.

April 25, 18:00  Bulgaria Hall Gallery, opening of an exhibition dedicated to Max Reinhardt and Pancho Vladigerov. Entrance free.

April 25, 19:30  Bulgaria Hall – The Concertmasters: 3 Great Concertmasters and the Classic FM Radio Orchestra play Pancho Vladigerov, Maurice Ravel, Camille Saint-Saëns, etc

April 26, 12:00  National Academy of Music Prof. Pancho Vladigerov, Hall 48, 12:00 – Round table on Musical Education in Bulgaria - Perspectives for Development.

May 7, 17:00  The Largo - Dancing Europe, Sofia Brass Orchestra, Conductor Yuli Damyanov, dancers of the National Art Ensemble, Zdravets Ensemble and Sredets Folklore Ensemble. Entrance free.            

May 17, 19:00  Bulgaria Hall, 19:00 – A concert by Yuri Bashmet, viola, and the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Nayden Todorov. In the programme: G. Kancheli, P. Tchaikovsky. Feat. the Svetoslav Obretenov National Philharmonic Choir, conductor Slavil Dimitrov

May 18, 19:30  Bulgaria Hall - Italian Wonderbrass (Italy) - Italian canzonetti, opera excerpts, popular classics in brass quintet.

May 24, 17:00  The Largo, Golden Feather Awards ceremony and concert. Entrance free.

May 30, 19:30  Bulgaria Hall - Cinema Violino - Popular film music for violin and orchestra, performed by the Classic FM Radio Orchestra, cond. Scott Dunn (USA), soloist Katia Popov, violin. In the programme: music by John Williams, Ennio Morricone, Danny Elfman, John Barry, and Boris Karadimchev.

June 14, 20:00  Sofia Live Club, Sofia Jazz Peak guests European Music Festival. The Youngsters of Jazz - a concert Pop and Jazz Department of the National Music Academy’s Big Band.

More about the event here.

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