The Bulgarian Center of New England, Inc. is honored to present the
2018 ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CELEBRATION of Bulgaria’s National Liberation Day in support of our mission in purchasing a home for the Bulgarian community in the New England area.
A wonderful spectacle followed by a Dance – Dinner party. The biggest annual celebrations for the Bulgarian community and our friends in New England!
SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2018
Doors open at 5:30 pm, concert starts at 6:00 pm
followed by a dance party and a buffet dinner at 7:45 pm
Concert tickets sold out, but there will be tickets for the party – horo dance at the door.
Dinner only tickets still available. Party and dinner tickets sold separately. See below.
Come celebrate with us and our special guests:
incredibly talented singer from Berklee College of Music, video, Istagram
BULGARIAN FOLK DANCE ENSEMBLE
choreographers Petar Petrov and Marieta Mirtcheva, web
ELENA MANCHEVA (Bulgarian folklore singer),
PETAR DIMITROV (tambura), VESSELIN NEDELTCHEV (percussion), web
CHILDREN’S FOLK DANCE GROUP “7/8”,
choreographer Marieta Mircheva, web
ALBENA DIMITROVA (vocal) and SNEJINA PENCHEVA (vocals and keyboard)
VOCAL GROUP, directed by Elena Mancheva
from the Bulgarian School “Sv. sv. Kiril and Metodii” branch, Cape Cod
VOCAL GROUP, directed by Silviya Mihaleva
from the Bulgarian School “Sv. sv. Kiril and Metodii” Boston, MA
ROSITSA MIHALEVA and ALEXANDRA GRASHKINA, hosts
Delicious Bulgarian food and live music by the wonderful
SNEJINA PENCHEVA, (vocals and keyboard), www.youtube.com/
Bulgarian folklore and popular songs
The concert tickets sold out, but there are still tickets for the party and the dinner.
Tickets for the party – horo can be purchased at the door. $10 for adults, free for kids.
The party’s guest of honor is the charming Snejina Pencheva (keyboard and vocals). She will perform popular songs for horo dancing. The party starts at 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm.
Dinner tickets will be sold at the door as well until we run out of food. If you would like to have a guaranteed meal, we recommend that you purchase tickets for it in advance. The dinner ticket includes a plate of kebapcheta with sides, a dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage.
Advance sale ends Friday, March 2nd.
For more information: 617-669-4927 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS, SUPPORTERS AND PARTNERS!
The event is organized by the Bulgarian Center of New England
in partnership with the Bulgarian Church “St. Petka”,
the Bulgarian-American Cultural Center Madara and the
Bulgarian School “Sv. sv. Kiril and Metodii”, Boston and Cape Cod.
Photos and videos from past celebrations
BiTV report for 2017 Annual Celebration see here
About the performers:
“Liya Atanasova is a singer, songwriter and model from Sofia, Bulgaria; currently studying songwriting and performance majoring in Professional Music at Berklee College of Music.
She began taking private piano and vocal lessons at the age of 6. By the time she turned 18, she had performed in numerous venues in her home country Bulgaria.
After graduating high school, Liya moved to Boston to pursue her musical education. She has performed with the Brockton Symphony orchestra at the Annual Holiday Pops concert, the Curtain Up musical at Berklee College of Music, the Fashion on Fire gala for Boston Fashion Week, and also at Dirty Water Media.
She was recently featured on the cover of the German Magazine Surreal Beauty Magazine with an interview and photo spread and was featured in the newest issue of Original Living Magazine.”
Interview for Darik Radio. Photo credit Emma Taylor
BULGARIAN FOLK DANCE ENSEMBLE
“LUDO MLADO”, www.ludomlado.com
Ludo Mlado is a Boston-based Bulgarian folk dance ensemble, founded in 2002 . Choreographers of the group are Pepi Petrov, a former professional dancer from the Bulgarian State Ensemble “Rodopa” and Marieta Mircheva, a graduate from the National School of Dance Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. By training dancers and showcasing performances, the ensemble endeavors to preserve and spread awareness of the rich dance traditions of Bulgaria. After 15 years of existence, Ludo Mlado boasts over 20 members and performs a vast repertoire of dance suites complete with authentic Bulgarian costumes. Ludo Mlado performs throughout the year at various community-based events, weddings and wherever Bulgarian music and dance can bring unique sensations to the event.
CHILDREN FOLK DANCE GROUP “7/8”
www.facebook.com/78BulgarianDancesThe children’s dance group “7/8” is newly found by Marieta Mircheva. It’s mission is to teach children the rich Bulgarian folk-dance traditions, help them develop a sense of rhythm, meet new friends, and have many unforgettable moments!
Marieta Mircheva is a Bulgarian native who has been dancing and performing since the age of 8. By the age of 13, she had over one hundred performances and several European dance tours as a member of Folk Dance Ensemble “Zdravets”. In 1998, Marieta graduated from the National School of Dance Art in Sofia, Bulgaria with a major in Bulgarian Folk Dances. In 2001, Marieta founded the first Bulgarian performing dance group in Boston “The Roses”. Since 2004, Marieta has been a co-choreographer and performer for the Bulgarian folk dance ensemble “Ludo Mlado “
SNEJINA PENCHEVA (vocals and keyboards)
loves to sing and has been singing professionally for 30 years, in all different kinds of music genres from pop, rock to Bulgarian and International folk. She graduated music high school. She started to learn singing and classical guitar at the age of six. She graduated the University in Shumen (Bulgaria) with major in Music Pedagogy. With her rich repertoire and beautiful voice she performed in many international cultural events in Germany, Holland, France, Poland, Czech Republic Hungary, Russia, Turkey and now in the USA.
Vesselin was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He began his musical education at the age of 5. He plays piano, double bass, and percussion. He studied at the “Dobrin Petkov” music school in Plovdiv. He won a full scholarship for his talent at the Idyllwild Arts Academy – the second best school for music and art in Los Angeles, CA . Hе graduated “The Longy School of Music” in Cambridge, MA. From a very young age he has played with some of the best musicians in Bulgaria, USA and Europe. He has played with Theodosii Spasov, Georgy Yanev, Youri Yanakov, Janka Roupkina, Shaban Shaulich, Stoyan Royanov – YaYa, Georgi Donchev, George Garzon and Mashal Howkins, (who has an album with Miles Davis), John Kaizan Neptune, Balkan Beat Box and many other bands and performers. He is the founder of “Trio Balkanski Motivi” and he has performed all across Bulgaria, US and Europe.