Theodosii Spassov Folk Quintet Concert and Dance Workshop

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

For more information contact:  info@BulgarianCenter.org or 774-232-2196

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_wvPY2f4YU
www.facebook.com/theodosii
www.theodosiispassov.com

Art Night

The Bulgarian Center of New England (BCNE) is pleased to invite you to an evening filled with creativity, art and fun!

Fall is a wonderful time of colors, crisp air and golden sunsets. After our first sold-out Art Night in the Spring, we are happy to invite you to join us again this fall.  Bring your friends and be ready to make new ones, enjoy a glass of wine with appetizers and try the magic of art. An experienced facilitator will help bring out the creativity within you.

Sunday November 19th, 2017 – 4pm to 7pm

Tickets: $55 (includes entrance fee, art materials, guidance, a glass of wine and snacks)
Age recommendation: 21+

 

Pinot’s Palette
7A Meriam Street, Lexington, MA 02420
https://www.pinotspalette.com/

Pinot’s Palette will donate $20 from each ticket to benefit BCNE’s capital campaign raising funds for a new home for the Bulgarian Community in New England.

RSVP and advance tickets required by November 12, 2017. For more information visit the BCNE site: http://bulgariancenter.org/category/events/

For tickets and registration: https://www.pinotspalette.com/lexingtoncenter/event/200274

Capacity of the art studio is limited, so make sure you register soon.

Paint Night

Buy your tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-night-tickets-32568688825

The Bulgarian Center of New England (BCNE) is pleased to invite you to an evening filled with creativity, art and fun!
Spring is a wonderful time of the year when snow finally melts and flowers and trees begin to blossom. It is time of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal and regrowth. Join us with your friends or come to make new ones, have a glass of wine with appetizers and try the magic of painting and collage… You will have several art/media options to choose from and an experienced artist/facilitator to help you bring forth the creativity within you.
Inside each and every one of us there is a hidden artist – come discover or expand your creativity; paint, learn collage techniques, relax, explore or just have some laughs!
April 2, 2017 – 4pm to 7pm (art activity starts at 4:15 pm so please be prompt)
 
Tickets: $40 (includes entrance fee, art materials, wine and appetizers)
 
Age recommendation: 21+
 
All proceeds after expenses will benefit BCNE’s capital campaign to raise funds for a new home for the Bulgarian Community in New England.
 
 
Pinot’s Palette
 
7A Meriam Street,
 
Lexington, MA 02420
 
https://www.pinotspalette.com/
RSVP and advance tickets required by March 28th *. To purchase your ticket, please go to Eventbrite or http://bulgariancenter.org/category/events/
 
* Guest capacity: 40
 
About the artists:
 
Nelly Tonchev-Nelinda is a freelance artist and writer living in Boston. She has been painting for years and truly enjoys teaching others to be creative. She believes that everyone is an artist and everyone has the ability to create, they just need a little encouragement and direction. Visit her Redbubble page at www.redbubble.com/people/nelinda or connect at www.facebook.com/NelindaArt/
 
Irina Todorova teaches and consults in the area of health psychology and developmental psychology. She is interested in how we tell stories and how we make meaning of life and self through stories, words and images. As an artist she uses collage, mixed-media and hand-made paper which offer a creative way of storytelling (irinatodorova.net).
Please share this events with your friends and bring them along!

Annual Fundraising Celebration “THE MAGIC OF BULGARIA”

BULGARIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER MADARA
is pleased to invite you to the

Annual Fundraising Celebration
“THE MAGIC OF BULGARIA”

in honor of the Bulgaria’s National Holiday and in support of the
newly formed Bulgarian Center of New England

We have prepared for you a wonderful program!

Тhe show will be followed by
Dance party – Dinner (with live music and delicious Bulgarian food)

Sunday, MARCH 5, 2017
Doors open at 5.00 pm, concert starts at 5:30 pm; followed by dance party and buffet dinner at 7:15 pm

Welcome to celebrate with us and our special guests:

VASYA POPOVA (vocal)
“THE VOICE” semi-finalist, Bulgaria, 2013
www.youtube.com/user/vasyapopovaofficial

BULGARIAN FOLK DANCE ENSEMBLE
“LUDO MLADO”, (www.ludomlado.com)
choreographers Petar Petrov and Marietta Mirtcheva

BERKLEE BULGARIAN BAND
BELIANA HRISTOVA (vocals, piano),
VASYA POPOVA (vocals),
ASSEN VAPCAROV (guitar)
ALEX STOYANOV (flute)

FOLK ENSEMBLE”ZDRAVETS”, (www.zdravets.com)
Boston-based American ensemble, performing traditional music from Bulgaria

CHILDREN FOLK DANCE GROUP “7/8” with choreographer Marieta Mirtcheva, web

YOUTH VOCAL-INSTRUMENTAL GROUP
from the Bulgarian School in Boston, directed by Snejina Pentcheva and Margarita Ivanova

ROSITSA MIHALEVA and ALEX STOYANOV, hosts

PARTY – DINNER WITH GUEST
SNEGINA PENCHEVA,
(vocals and keyboards)

Directed by Violeta Jeliazkova

Address: ACAS CENTER,
29 Montvale Ave, Woburn, MA, 01801
Public transportation Bus № 134, mbta.com>>

For TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION visit:
www.centermadara.org, direct link http://www.centermadara.org/events/2017/bgcelebration.htm

THANK YOU TO OUR GENERAL SPONSOR
~ NEW HOME REAL ESTATE ~
www.NewHomere.com for the support of the event

The event is organized by the Bulgarian-American Cultural Center Madara in partnership with the Bulgarian Church St. Petka, Bulgarian School in Boston and the Bulgarian Center of New England.

POSTPONED – Valentine’s Day Celebration & St. Trifon Zarezan with Fifth Season Quartet

Dear Community, Due to the upcoming snow storm tonight, the St. Valentine’s/Trifon Zarezan jazz concert is postponed to Sunday, February 26 at 6pm. Many of our guests travel from far away and we want to make sure everyone is safe. Thank you and apologies for any inconvenience. Be safe and warm!

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Elena Koleva and Plamen Karadonev invite you to an evening of jazz and Eastern European music created and tastefully presented by Fifth Season Quartet.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Doors open at 6 pm, music starts at 6:45 pm
Tickets: $25 * (age limit 12+)
*includes 1 glass of wine or beer & appetizer

Sabur Restaurant*
212 Holland Street
Somerville, MA
Table reservation strongly encouraged by February 10, 2017.

To purchase tickets, please visit the Eventbrite page or use Paypal below:


St. Valentine’s/Trifon Zarezan


To reserve a table:
Go to http://www.saburrestaurant.com/reservation.aspx or call Sabur @ 617.776.7890

Use Event code: Bulgarian Center
*For directions to Sabur go to:http://www.saburrestaurant.com/Contact.aspx
Free parking is available next to the restaurant; on the street or at Tufts parking lot located at 169 Holland Street Somerville, MA.