Rattle in Sofia: Goethe Institute Streams Classical Concerts

Written by on February 10, 2017 in Culture, Latest, Leisure - No comments

The information age has made landfall in Bulgaria, at full throttle. Sofia’s Goethe Institute is about to stream its first classical concert, performed by the Berlin Philharmonic, to their audience, and there will be more. Digital Concert Hall is the title of the series.

Out of hundreds of Goethe Institutes all over the planet, the one in Sofia is one of the very few, which is permitted to take part in this programme. So, the Sofia audience will be beamed to Berlin, or the other way around, the Berlin Philharmonic will be projected to Sofia. The organizers are promising a “unique experience”.

As part of this digital series, the Goethe Institute will present a very varied music programme with an emphasis on neo-classical and avant-garde composers. The Digital Concert Hall series is scheduled to take place from tomorrow until July of 2017.

Before each streamed concert starts, a Bulgarian expert will introduce the compositions which will be played.

So, the whole thing will start tomorrow, on February 11th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., at the Goethe Institute Sofia, Ul. Budapesta 1. The Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle (yes, that explains it) will perform compositions by Wolfgang Rome, Gyorgy Ligeti and Gustav Mahler, with soloists Patricia Kopachinskaya (violin) and Camilla Tilling (soprano). Ivaylo Danailov is the expert who will be responsible for the introduction.

The next streamed concert will be presented on March 11th, 2017, with pieces by Elgar and Tchaikovsky.

The Goethe Institute’s programme, offers and contact data can be found on its website.

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