The Bulgarian Center of New England, Inc. is honored to present
THEODOSII SPASSOV FOLK QUINTET
Theodossi Spassov (kaval and voice), Peyo Peev (gadulka), Ivan Georgiev (gaida), Hristyan Tsvyatkov (tambura, guitar), Genadi Rashkov (tupan).
Concert and Dance workshop
in support of the Bulgarian Center of New England
Dedicated to the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, as part of their Canada / US concert tour – January 2018
Saturday, January 13th, 2018
Doors open at 5:30 pm, concert starts at 6:00 pm
followed by a Bulgarian folk dance workshop – party with Peter Petrov (ludomlado.com).
Light refreshments will be available.
Address: ACAS CENTER
29 Montvale Ave, Woburn, MA, 01801
Tickets: $35 in advance or $40 at the door
$20 for children, students and seniors over 65 (with a proper ID); $5 for children under 7
For tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3207010
The 2018 Canada / US Concert Tour of the Theodossi Spassov Folk Quintet is dedicated to the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The tour has been organized with the assistance of Bulgarian cultural organizations, Consulates General of the Republic of Bulgaria in the United States and Canada and under the auspices of the Embassies of the Republic of Bulgaria in Ottawa and Washington, D.C.
Theodosii Spassov Folk Quintet
Under the direction of world-renowned kaval (traditional, wooden shepherd’s flute) virtuoso Theodossi Spassov, the stellar musicians of the quintet will present performances of traditional Bulgarian folk music in a unique and exciting manner. Their dazzling technical and musical skills will appeal not only to individuals in Bulgarian communities, but also to a broad and diverse North-American audience. The Quintet was created to present the beauty and cultural uniqueness of Bulgarian folklore around the world. The talented members of the band have worked together on a number of projects with the internationally renowned Filip Kutev National Folk Song and Dance Ensemble, and the women’s choir, “The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices”(Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares).
Theodossi Spassov is a virtuoso and eclectic kaval (wooden flute) artist and composer with roots in Bulgarian traditional music. He has nevertheless ventured out of the confines of folk music to embrace jazz, art music, and electronic dance music through collaborations with Bulgarian and non-Bulgarian performers, and through compositional endeavors. He is a well-respected and widely acclaimed artist at home and abroad who was designated as an Artist for Peace by UNESCO in 2015, not only for his innovative artistry, but also for his “commitment to raise public awareness about music as a force to enhance dialogue among people, cultures, and communities: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=51877#.WjBF2CPMz_Q
For over 20 years, Theodosii has toured Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, Canada and United States. In 1994, he performed with Sofia Women’s Radio Choir which was awarded with a Grammy award for “Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares”.
Spassov is a brilliant improviser and technician who explores the full potential of the kaval using extended techniques to produce sounds atypical of this instrument and creating a myriad of soundscapes and a dynamic palette of tone colors.