European Music Festival 2019 begins in Sofia on March 21: From Vladigerov to Vivaldi

The European Music Festival 2019, part of Sofia municipality’s cultural events calendar and co-organised by the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, begins on March 21 with a programme up to June 23.

Selected extracts from the programme include:

March 21, 7pm, Bulgaria Hall: Pancho Vladigerov – 120th anniversary (grand opening).

Soloist: Mario Hossen, Violin
Sofia Philharmonic
Conductor: Georgi Dimitrov
Programme: Pancho Vladigerov: Jewish Poem, Op. 47
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in F minor, Op. 11
Divertimento for a Large Symphonic Orchestra

April 12, 7.30pm, Bulgaria Hall: Fortieth anniversary of Pim-Pam Children’s Choir.

Pim-Pam Children’s Choir, conducted by Irena Hristova
Classic FM Radio Orchestra
Conductor: Grigor Palikarov

April 19, 11am, Bulgaria Hall: A Musical Journey.

Music and text by Dobri Paliev
A children’s concert with percussion instruments

April 23, 7.30pm, Bulgaria Hall: World-Renowned Soloists.

Anton Barakhovsky, Violin
Kyril Zlotnikov, Cello
Plamena Mangova, Piano
Classic FM Radio Orchestra
Conductor: Luciano Di Martino
Program: Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Melody and Valse-Scherzo for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 34
Liszt: Fantasy on Hungarian Themes, S. 123
Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano, and Orchestra in C Major

May 8, 7pm, Sofia University Ceremonial Hall: Handel’s The Messiah

May 15, 7pm, National Academy of Music Concert Hall: All All-Pancho Vladigerov Chamber Concert

May 31, 7pm, Bulgaria Hall: Tango and Campanella

Soloist: Mila Georgieva, Violin
Classic FM Radio Orchestra
Conductor: Maxim Eshkenazy
Program: Ravel, Paganini, Brahms, Piazzolla, Gardel

June 23, 8pm, National Palace of Culture Hall One: Nemanja Radulovic and Double Sens Orchestra present the programme Fire Strings.

Music by Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade
Dvořák – Songs My Mother Taught Me
Khachaturian – Sabre Dance
Serbian traditional songs.

For full details of the programme and tickets, please visit the Cantus Firmus website.

(Image: Robert Proksa/



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