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Opening Night Gala at Weill Recital Hall October 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Opening Night Gala at Weill Recital Hall
October 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

The concert series Bulgarian Concert Evening in New York begins its
twelfth consecutive season with performances by the principal players of
the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra: concertmaster David Chan, Violist Dov
Scheindlin, and cellist Joel Noyes; joined by violinist Georgy Valtchev, cellist Amir Eldan and pianists Anna Stoytcheva and Lora Tchekoratova.

The program will feature “Dancing on Cobbled Street” for piano trio by
Grammy nominated Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova as well as
works by Mendelssohn and Brahms. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit
Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York, a monthly free concert series at
the Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria, dedicated to presenting
musicians and composers from Bulgaria in collaboration with distinguished
international artists.

Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York is a concert series, established
in 2005 by volunteer musicians from Bulgaria in collaboration with the
American Foundation for Bulgaria. The series features well known artists,
as well as exciting rising stars from Bulgaria and around the world in solo
and chamber music collaborations. Most concerts are held at the Library of
the Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria and are presented free of
charge on select Wednesdays of every month.

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.
Tickets: $80, $40, $30, $20
For tickets, call 646 320 9645 or reply to this email


FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49
DOBRINKA TABAKOVA: “Dancing on Cobbled Street” for piano trio (NY
JOHANNES BRAHMS: Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26

About Dobrinka Tabakova

Dobrinka Tabakova is a composer of ‘exciting, deeply moving’ music (Washington Times), with ‘glowing tonal harmonies and grand, sweeping gestures [which] convey a huge emotional depth’ (The Strad). She has been commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society, BBC Radio 3 and Britten Sinfonia. Her debut profile album ‘String Paths’, on ECM Records, was
nominated for a Grammy in 2014. Creative programmers like violist/conductor Maxim Rysanov, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, violinists Gidon Kremer and Janine Jansen as well as Irish DJ John Kelly, Orchestra of the
Swan and Sorel Organization have all championed her music over the past decade. The music of Dobrinka Tabakova has featured in films (Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Adieu au langage’), dance (Sydney Dance Company ‘Untamed’) as well as international music festivals including Schleswig-Holstein, Moscow Homecoming, Three Choirs ,UK and Dark Music Days, Iceland.
Among prizes for her work are the Jean-Frédéric Perrenoud prize and medal at the 4th Vienna International Music Competition; the prize for an anthem for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, performed at St Paul’s Cathedral, the GSMD Lutoslawski Composition Prize and the Adam Prize of King’s College London. In 2011 she was awarded first prize and the Sorel Medallion in Choral Composition, New York. Recent and current projects include ‘Immortal Shakespeare’- a cantata for the Shakespeare 400 anniversary in 2016, bringing together rare J.M.W. Turner sketches of a trip to Stratfordupon-
Avon and Shakespeare’s timeless words; also ‘The High Line’ for orchestra inspired by New York’s park in the sky and the UK New Music Biennial film collaboration ‘PULSE’. Forthcoming highlights include the 2016/17season collaboration with choreographer Rafael Bonachela and the Sydney Dance Company and a residency with the Leipzig MDR Orchestra. Dobrinka Tabakova was born in the historic town of Plovdiv, Bulgaria in 1980 and for the past 25 years has lived in London. She graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and holds a PhD in composition from King’s College, London.