Program 2018

Intermezzo – joint program with the "Varna Summer" International Theatre Festival
12-06-2018
19:00  -  Festival and Congress Center

“The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices” featuring Lisa Gerrard in concert


BooCheeMish


“The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices” featuring Lisa Gerrard in concert

With the special participation of World Beatbox Battle Champion SKilleR

The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices choir conductor: Dora Hristova
String orchestra conductor: Lyubomir Denev, Junior
Executive Producer: Boyana Bunkova
Music Director: Petar Dundakov
Musicians: David Kuckhermann – percussion, Vladimir Vladimirov – guitar, Hristina Beleva – gadulka, Kostadin Genchev – kaval, Georgi Donchev – contrabass, and a string orchestra


  BooCheeMish











Intermezo – joint program with the "Varna Summer" International Theatre Festival
14-06-2018
19:00  -  Festival and Congress Center

La bohème – satellite broadcast


LA BOHÈME satellite broadcast
By Giacomo Puccini

Libretto Luigi Illica & Giuseppe Giacosa
Conductor Marco Armiliato
Production, Set Designer Franco Zeffirelli
Costume Designer Peter J. Hall
Lighting Designer Gil Wechsler
Cast: Sonya Yoncheva (Mimì), Susanna Phillips (Musetta), Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo), Lucas Meachem (Marcello), Alexey Lavrov (Schaunard), Matthew Rose (Colline), Paul Plishka (Benoit/Alcindoro)


  LA BOHÈME satellite broadcast











Symphony and Chamber Music
24-06-2018
20:00  -  Festival and Congress Center, Hall 1

Official Opening

Alexandrina Pendatchanska – That's me 
Multimedia concert-spectacle

Varna Philharmonic Orchestra 
Conductor Piero Romano, Italy

Pancho Vladigerov – Bulgarian rhapsody “Vardar”
Arias from operas by Handel, Rossini, Mascagni, Verdi
  Piero Romano











Symphony and Chamber Music
25-06-2018
19:00   -  City Art Gallery

Piano duo Yordanova-Kyurkchiev

Works by Mozart, Reger, Stravinsky











Symphony and Chamber Music
26-06-2018
19:00   -  City Art Gallery

Dragostin Folk National

Conductor Stefan Dragostinov

  Dragostin Folk National
  Stefan Dragostinov











Symphony and Chamber Music
27-06-2018
19:00   -  Festival and Congress Center, Hall 1

Bulgarian National Radio Big Band

Conductor Antoni Donchev

Soloist Rosen Zahariev – trumpet

“Sketches of Spain”











Opera and Ballet in the Open-Air Theater
28-06-2018
21:00  -  Open-Air Theater

ZORRO - Premiere for Varna


Musical to music by Gipsy Kings and John Cameron

ZORRO
musical
Book and Lyrics Stephen Clark
Music The Gipsy Kings
Original Story Stephen Clark and Helen Edmundson
Co-Composer and Adaptor John Cameron
Executive Producers: John Gerz, Adam Kenwright and Isabel Allende
Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)

Staging Petko Bonev
Conductor Stratsimir Pavlov
Choreographer Stefan Nikolov
Scenography and Costumes Asya Stoimenova
3D Мapping Polina Gerasimova

In the leading roles:
DIEGO DE LA VEGA (ZORRO) – Velin Mihaylov, Neycho Petrov, Nikolay Dimitrov
LUISA PULIDO – Ilina Mihaylova, Mariya Pavlova, Sofia Ruhova-Lulcheva
RAMON – Kaloyan Lulchev
INEZ – Liliya Ilieva, Antoanela Petrova, Kalina Zhekova












Symphony and Chamber Music
29-06-2018
19:00   -  Festival and Congress Center, Hall 1

East-West Chamber Orchestra


Chief-Conductor & Artistic Director - Rostislav Krimer

Orchestra-in-residence at the Yuri Bashmet International Music Festival

Soloists:
Sergey Krylov - violin
Rostislav Krimer - piano

F.Mendelssohn - Concerto for violin, piano and strings in D minor, MWV O4
A.Arensky  - Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky in A minor, op.35a
P.I.Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings in C Major, op.48 


  Rostislav Krimer
  Sergei Krylov
  The East-West Chamber Orchestra











Symphony and Chamber Music
01-07-2018
11:00   -  City Art Gallery

Chamber Ensemble “Sinfonietta” Varna

 
Conductor Milko Kolarov
Soloist Ivo Boytchev – piano
„Bodra pesen” Choir, Shumen, conductor Denitsa Uzunova

Works by Beethoven, Konstantin Iliev and Britten

Dedicated to 30th anniversary of Konstantin Iliev's Death


  Sinfonietta Orchestra - Varna
  Ivo Boytchev
  "Bodra pessen" Children’s Choir and Denitsa Uzunova











Symphony and Chamber Music
04-07-2018
19:00   -  City Art Gallery

"Pilekadone" Woodwind Quintet and the actress Iskra Angelova


"The Dance"

The dances in the instrumental music from Shakespeare to present












Opera and Ballet in the Open-Air Theater
04-07-2018
21:00  -  Open-Air Theater

CINDERELLA – Premiere for Varna


Opera by Gioachino Rossini

CINDERELLA
comic melodrama in 2 acts, 4 scenes by Giachino Rossini

Conductor Nikoleta Konti
Director Yekta Kara
Scenography Efter Tunç
Costumes Şanda Zıpçı
Lighting Design Metin Koçtürk
Choirmaster Tsvetan Krumov

DON RAMIRO – Pablo Cameselle
DANDINI – Svilen Nikolov
DON MAGNIFICO – Delyan Slavov
CLORINDA – Irina Zhekova
TISBE – Vyara Zhelezova
ANGELINA – Valentina Kutsarova
ALIDORO – Evgeniy Stanimirov












Symphony and Chamber Music
05-07-2018
19:00  -  Festival and Congress Center, Hall 1

Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Mark Kadin
Soloists Theodosii Spassov – kaval and Ilian Iliev – clarinet

Petko Staynov – "Thracian Dances"
Theodosii Spassov – Concerto for kaval, clarinet and orchestra
Zoltan Kodaly – "Dances of Galanta"
Antonin Dvorak – "Slavonic Dances"











International Summer Academy
06-07-2018
19:00  -  City Art Gallery

Beethoven Complete Violin Sonatas

Albena Danailova, Mila Georgieva, Gergana Gergova - violin
Plamena Mangova – piano

Sonatas for piano and violin 2, 5, 9
  Gergana Gergova
  Albena Danailova
  Plamena Mangova
  Mila Georgieva











Opera and Ballet in the Open-Air Theater
07-07-2018
21:00  -  Open-Air Theater

TOSCA - Premiere

musical drama in three acts by Giacomo Puccini
libretto Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica after the drama by Victorien Sardou

Conductor Dejan Savic
Director Kuzman Popov
Artist Mariya Dimanova 
Choirmaster Tsvetan Krumov

In the leading roles:
TOSCA – Dragana Radakovic                                       
CAVARADOSSI – Milen Bozhkov                                          
SCARPIA – Vuk Zekic  












International Summer Academy
08-07-2018
19:00  -  Radio Varna – Concert studio

Concerts by participants in piano masterclasses


Concerts by participants in piano masterclasses of Prof. Dmitri Bashkirov

Entrance Free












International Summer Academy
09-07-2018
19:00  -  City Art Gallery

Complete Violin Sonatas by Beethoven


Lia Petrova, Velislava Taneva, Kristina Georgieva, Yoanna Kamenarska – violin
Hristina Taneva, Victoria Vassilenko – piano

Sonatas for piano and violin 1, 4, 6, 7


  Joanna Kamenarska
  Liya Petrova
  Velislava and Hristina Tanevi
  Victoria Vassilenko











International Summer Academy
10-07-2018
19:00  -  City Art Gallery

Concerts by participants in violin masterclasses



Concert by participants in violin masterclasses and prize-winners of
Prof. Mincho Minchev's Fund Competition

Entrance Free












International Summer Academy
12-07-2018
19:00  -  City Art Gallery

Complete Violin Sonatas by Beethoven

Svetlin Roussev, Nikolai Mintchev, Mintcho Mintchev – violin
Evgeni Bozhanov – piano

Sonatas for piano and violin 3, 8, 10
  Svetlin Roussev
  Nikolai Mintchev
  Prof. Mincho Minchev
  Evegeni Bojanov











Opera and Ballet in the Open-Air Theater
12-07-2018
21:00  -  Open-Air Theater

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER - Premiere

Romantic opera in 3 acts by Richard Wagner

Conductor Jan van Maanen
Director Ivana Dragutinovic-Maricic after the director’s conception of Dejan Miladinovic
Scenography Dejan Miladinovic
Costumes Katarina Garcic Nikolic
Choirmaster Tsvetan Krumov

DALAND - Lyudmil Petrov
SENTA, HIS DAUGHTER - Linka Stoyanova
ERIK, HUNTSMAN – Miroslav Hristov
MARY, SENTA’S NURSE – Boyka Vasileva
DALAND’S STEERSMAN – Arseniy Arsov
THE DUTCHMAN – Geo Chobanov                        












Varna Summer Music Lab
13-07-2018
19:00  -  City Art Gallery

"Stefan Zweig" Piano Trio

Kei Shirai - violin
Tristan Cornut – cello
Sibila Konstantinova - piano

Mozart – Trio G major KV496
Korngold – Trio D major, op. 1
  Stefan Zweig Trio











Varna Summer Music Lab
14-07-2018
19:00  -  City Art Gallery

Stage of young performers

Concert by the participants in Prof.Ludmil Angelov’s piano masterclasses at NBU -Sofia

Entrance Free












Varna Summer Music Lab
16-07-2018
19:00  -  City Art Gallery

Trio Nedeva/ Krastev/ Yovchev

Ivona Nedeva – flute
Atanas Krastev – cello
Rostislav Yovchev – piano
 
J. Haydn - Piano Trio G major Hob.ХV.15
Hummel - Trio for flute,Cello and Piano,op.78
Philippe Gaubert - Trois Aquarelles  
Jaques Ibert - Deux Interludes

  tanas Krastev
  Ivona Nedeva
  Rostislav YOVCHEV











Varna Summer Music Lab
17-07-2018
19:00  -  City Art Gallery

"Dobri Hristov" String Quartet and Friends


"Dobri Hristov" String Quartet
Suzana Klincharova - harp
Nadezhda Gushterova - oboe

"French Fairy"











Varna Summer Music Lab
19-07-2018
19:00  -  Festival and Congress Center, Hall 1

Balkan Youth Symphony Orchestra











International Summer Academy
29-07-2018
19:00  -  Radio Varna – Concert studio

Concerts by participants in opera singing masterclasses


Concerts by participants in opera singing masterclasses of Emil Ivanov

Entrance Free












Crossover Projects
02-08-2018
21:00  -  "Menthol" open-air stage

"Patax" Ensemble, Spain

Maria Jose Solana Castillo- Voice
Lidon Patiño Berjas-Dancer
Jorge Perez Gonzalez- cajon-drums
Valentin Iturat Hernández- drums
Federico Francisco Lechner Loubet- piano/key-board
Marcos Vicente Collado Fernández- Guitar
Daniel Morales Fong- timbals
Daniel Noel Martínez- bass
Fabrizio Scarafile - saxo
Raul Gil Antillano- trumpet












Opera and Ballet in the Open-Air Theater
07-08-2018
21:00  -  Open-Air Theater

LA GIOCONDA – Premiere for Varna

Opera in 4 acts, 5 scenes by Amilcare Ponchielli

Conductor Jan van Maanen
Director and Scenography Kuzman Popov
Costumes Asya Stoimenova
Choreography Rumyana Malcheva
Choirmaster Tsvetan Krumov

In the leading roles:
GIOCONDA, a street singer – Dimitrichka Raycheva 
THE BLIND WOMAN, her mother – Bouka Vasileva 
ALVISE, inquisitor – Evgeniy Stanimirov
LAURA, his wife – Daniela Dyakova
BARNABA, spy – Ventseslav Anastasov
ENZO GRIMALDO, prince – Valeriy Georgiev












Opera and Ballet in the Open-Air Theater
09-08-2018
21:00  -  Open-Air Theater

SWAN LAKE – Premiere

ballet in four acts by Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky

Choreography Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov
Edition Sergei Bobrov
Costumes and Scenography Asya Stoimenova
Conductor Martin Georgiev

Orchestra and Ballet of the State Opera Varna and soloists from the State Theatre for Opera and Ballet in Krasnoyarsk.












Crossover Projects
10-08-2018
21:00  -  Archeological Museum

Antoni Donchev Jazz Quintet with Varna Chamber Orchestra

Conductor Gancho Ganchev

Antoni Donchev – Concerto for jazz quintet and orchestra, premiere











Crossover Projects
13-08-2018
21:00  -  Open-air Theatre

“Vili’s Music”

Hilda Kazasyan and Vassil Petrov

Varna Philharmonic Orchestra

With the special participation of Hristo Yotsov, Zhivko Petrov and Dimitar Karamfilov

Conductor - Borislav Yotsov











Crossover Projects
02-09-2018
20:00  -  City Art Gallery

Jazz trio PlaYIS

Yamaha and Dynacord BG present:

Yassen Velchev – piano
Ivailo Zvezdomirov – bass
Stoyan Yankulov – drums











Renaissance and Baroque Art
17-09-2018
19:00  -  Aula of the University of Economics

Signum Saxophone Quartet

Jazz trio PlaYIS
Yassen Velchev – piano
Ivailo Zvezdomirov – bass
Stoyan Yankulov – percussion


Bach Beyond











Early and Baroque Music
18-09-2018
19:00  -  Aula of the University of Economics

Yavor Zhelev – flute and Slav Slavchev – oboe

Frosh String Quartet

With the participation of
Dragomir Yosifov – harpsichord
and Margarita Kalcheva – double bass

Baroque concertos for flute and oboe











Renaissance and Baroque Art
19-09-2018
19:00  -  Aula of the University of Economics

"Concerto de’ Cavalieri" Ensemble, Italy

 
Conductor Marcello Di Lisa – harpsichord

Venetian Baroque – music by Vivaldi, Albinoni, Marcello, Caldara

With the kind assistance of the Italian Cultural Institute











Collaboration
14-10-2018
11:00  -  Festival and Congress Center,Hall 1

“Varna Summer” for Kids
The Magic of Cinema
Popular themes from films and musicals


Symphony Orchestra at the National School of Arts “Dobri Hristov”–Varna
Conductor Stratsimir Pavlov
Moderator Rumi Petrova – “Ms. Viola”

Entrance Free











Crossover
02-11-2018
20:00  -  Palace of Culture and Sports

Ara Malikian

The Incredible Story of Violin











Collaboration
04-11-2018
11:00  -  Festival and Congress Centre, Hall 1

“Varna Summer” for Kids


“Bulgarian – Modern and Classical”

The great Bulgarian composers

With the Symphony Orchestra at the National School of Arts “Dobri Hristov”–Varna
Conductor Stratsimir Pavlov
Moderator Rumi Petrova – “Ms. Viola”

Entrance Free












Collaboration
02-12-2018
11:00  -   Festival and Congress Centre, Hall 1

“Varna Summer” for Kids

“It's Christmas!”
Christmas musical traditions from all over the world


Symphony Orchestra at the National School of Arts “Dobri Hristov”–Varna
Conductor Stratsimir Pavlov
Moderator Rumi Petrova – “Ms. Viola”

Entrance Free











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