Пролетен благотоврителен концерт “Song and Stories Around the World”

Dear Community,

Here is one more upcoming event for music lovers that would also help children with special needs in Bulgaria. Please scroll down for details and share away!

Скъпи сънародници,

Препращаме покана за един прекрасен концерт в подкрепа на дом за деца със специални нужди в България. Моля вижте детайли по-долу и споделете поканата.

Invitation in English below.

TK Music Lessons Studio, Norwood най-сърдечно ви кани на пролетен благотворителен концерт в помощ на Children of Bulgaria Non-Profit Organization – New York, който ще се състои на 11-ти март 2018 г. (неделя) от 15:30 ч. във First Congregational Church,

100 Winter St., Norwood MA 02062.

В концерта “Музика и приказки от цял свят” ще участват деца от ТК Music Lessons Studio, Norwood, Massachusetts.

Билети от $10 ще се продават в Six Star Market, Woburn MA, Rofinka Hair Design, Newton MA, както и в Българското училище в Бостън.

Всеки закупен билет ще подпомогне каузата и ще ви осигури вход за концерта, при желание да го посетите.

Всички събрани средства ще отидат за настоящата кампания на Children of Bulgaria, посветена на Центъра за специална образователна подкрепа в град Пловдив, България (www.pu-sk.com).

Преди няколко години, пожар унищожава напълно сградата на центъра. Въпреки, че тя е възстановена от институциите в България, сградата стои празна и неизползваема. Нуждае се от оборудване на специализираните кабинети по музикална и художествена терапия, Mонтесори терапия, говорна и кинезио терапия.

Дарения може да направите и директно на банковата сметка на организацията: www.paypal.me/childrenofbulgaria

Организираме и томбола на цена $3 за билет. Наградите за нея ще бъдат осигурени с любезното съдействие на нашите спонсори: Six Star Market, Rofinka Hair Design, Zara Foto, Jodi Hilton Photography, Joan Caproff Hilton Pottery, Alex and Ani HQ и други.

Изказваме най-сърдечна благодарност и на Българският център в Нова Англия за съдействието, както и на First Congregational Church in Norwood за предоставената от тях сграда.


TK Music Lessons Studio in Norwood invites you to a spring charity concert titled Stories from Around the World to benefit the Children of Bulgaria Non-Profit Organization – New York. The concert will take place on Sunday March 11, 2018 from 3:30 pm in the First Congregational Church, 100 Winter St., Norwood MA 02062.

The children performing are students of TK Music Lessons Studio in Norwood, MA.

The ticket price is $10. Tickets will be sold at the Six Star Market in Woburn, Rofinka Hair Design in Newton, and at the Bulgarian School in Boston.

You can buy as many tickets as you wish as a way of making a donation, even if you do not plan to attend.

All of the proceeds will go toward the Children of Bulgaria’s current fundraising campaign for the Center for Special Educational Support in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (www.pu-sk.com)

A few years ago, a devastating fire burned an entire building of the center. Although the Bulgarian government has financed the rebuilding of the structure, the current building is completely empty and useless. It is in dire need of new equipment for its programs providing art and music therapy, Montessori therapy, speech and kinesiotherapy.

You can also make a donation directly to Children of Bulgaria’s bank account:


Our concert will also include a raffle for prizes kindly donated by our sponsors: Six Star Market, Rofinka Hair Design, Zara Foto, Jodi Hilton Photography, Joan Caproff Hilton Pottery, Alex and Ani HQ, and others. The raffle tickets are $3 each.

We are deeply grateful to the Bulgarian Center of New England for its support, as well as to the First Congregational Church in Norwood for allowing us to use its space for our concert.

2018  ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CELEBRATION of Bulgaria’s National Liberation Day

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! 

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

ADDRESS: ACAS CENTER, 29 Montvale Ave, Woburn, MA, 01801, map
Public transportation: Bus № 134, www.mbta.com

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

choreographers Petar Petrov and Marieta Mirtcheva, web

ELENA MANCHEVA (Bulgarian folklore singer),
PETAR DIMITROV (tambura), VESSELIN NEDELTCHEV (percussion), web

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


Delicious Bulgarian food and live music by the wonderful
SNEJINA PENCHEVA, (vocals and keyboard), www.youtube.com/user/TheSnowJane
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 only tickets can still be purchased online  or from the Bulgarian store Six Star Market,  170 Main St, Woburn, MA (cash only) , web 

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 info@bulgariancenter.org 


General Sponsor

Silver Sponsor



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

Photos from “2016 The Magic of Bulgaria” see here 

“Ludo Mlado” performing at the Annual Celebration the “Magic of Bulgaria”, March 19, 2016,  video

Annual Celebration the “Magic of Bulgaria”, May 3, 2015 see here

Annual Celebration the “Magic of Bulgaria”, March 2, 2014 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

“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.

The 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 NEDELTCHEV (percussion) video
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.


Българският Център в Нова Англия има удоволствието да ви покани на Годишния спектакък и парти по повод 3-ти март в подкрепа на инициативата за закупуване на дом за българското общество в района на Нова Англия.

Събота, 3-ти МАРТ, 2018
Вратите отварят в 17:30 ч., концертът започва oт 18:00 ч.
Партито и вечерята започват от 19:45 ч.

На миналогодишния ни празник пяхме, танцувахме и даже бяхме в новините! Това бе най-голямото събитие на общността ни за годината!

Адрес: ACAS CENTER, 29 Montvale Ave, Woburn, MA, 01801, карта
Градски транпсорт: автобус № 134, график 

Тази година сме ви подготвили отново един ПРЕКРАСЕН КОНЦЕРТ, след който ще продължим с  ТАНЦИ (хора и популярни песни) и вкусна, българска ВЕЧЕРЯ!

Билетите за концертната част свършиха, но има за партито и вечерята.  

Билети за партито-хоро и за вечерята може да купите на място. Билетите за партито и вечерята се купуват отделно. Вижте по-долу.


ЛИЯ АТАНАСОВА (ВОКАЛ),  изключително талантлива и очарователна изпълнителка от Колежа по музика Бъркливидео, Instagram

ФОЛКЛОРЕН ТАНЦОВ АНСАМБЪЛ “ЛУДО МЛАДО” с хореографи Петър Петров и Мариета Мирчева, web

ЕЛЕНА МАНЧЕВА (изпълнителка на български фолкор), ПЕТЪР ДИМИТРОВ (тамбура), ВЕСЕЛИН НЕДЕЛЧЕВ (перкусии) web

СНЕЖИНА ПЕНЧЕВА (вокал и клавир)

ДЕТСКА ГРУПА ЗА НАРОДНИ ТАНЦИ “7/8” с хореограф Мариета Мирчева, web

ВОКАЛНА ГРУПА с ръководител Елена Манчева, към Българското училище “Св. св. Кирил и Методий”, клон Кейп Код

ВОКАЛНА ГРУПА с ръководител Силвия Михалева към Българското училище “Св. св. Кирил и Методий”, Бостън


СНЕЖИНА ПЕНЧЕВА (вокал и клавир), www.youtube.com/user/TheSnowJane
български фолклорни и популярни песни 


Билетите за концертната част свършиха, но има за партито и вечерята.

Билети за партито-хоро може да купите на място. Цена $10 възрастни, деца безплатно.  Гост ще бъде чаровната Снежина Пенчева (вокал, клавир). Снежа ще ни изпълни хора и популярни песни. Партито започва от 19:45 ч  –  21:30 ч.

БИЛЕТИ САМО ЗА ВЕЧЕРЯТА ($10) може да купите предварително онлайн и от българският магазин до петък вечер: Български магазин Six Star Market,  170 Main St, Woburn, MA (само в брой) , web 

На място ще се продават също докато свърши храната. Ако искате да имате гарантирана вечеря ви препоръчваме да си купите предварително.  Билетът за вечерята включва порция кебапчета с гарнитура, десерт и безалкохолна напитка. Билети за концерта и партито се купуват отделно.

Заповядайте приятели да се насладим отново на богатството на българската култура и да се повеселим заедно!

За повече информация:  617-669-4927, info@bulgariancenter.org






Събитието се организира от Българския Център в Нова Англия в партньорство с Българската Църква Св. Петка,  Българо-Американския Културен Център Мадара  и Българското Училище в Бостън и Кейп Код.


2017 – BiTV репортаж за празника от миналата година, , вижте тук
2016 – Снимки от Годишния празник по повод 3-ти март, “Магията на България, вижте тук
2016 – „ЛУДО МЛАДО”, гост на Годишния празник по повод 3-ти март, “Магията на България“, видео

2015 – Снимки от Годишния празник по повод 3-ти март, “Магията на България“, вижте тук  2014 – Снимки от Годишния празник по повод 3-ти март, “Магията на България“, вижте тук 


ЛИЯ АТАНАСОВА Youtube, Facebook, Instagram
“Лия Атанасова е изключително талантлива и очероватлна изълнителка, автор и композитор на песни, както и модел. Родом е от София, България. Учила е и изпълнява джаз, поп, опера, госпел и други жанрове. В момента учи композиция и изпълнение в Колежа по музика Бъркли, Бостън. След завършване на гимназия, Лия заминава за Бостън да учи музика. До сега в кариерата си е пяла на ежегодния Коледен концерт на Броктънският симфоничен оркестър, в мюзикъла Curtain Up в Бъркли, на галата Fashion on Fire по време на седмицата на модата в Бостън, както и в медията Dirty Water Media. Наскоро Лия бе представена и върху корицата на немското списание Surreal Beauty Magazine заедно с интервю и фото-сесия, както и в най-новия бой на списание Original Living Magazine.” Интервю за Дарик Радио

 ТАНЦОВ АНСАМБЪЛ “ЛУДО МЛАДО” www.ludomlado.com Танцовият ансамбъл Лудо Младо е основан в Бостън, Масачузетс през 2002 година. Хореографи на групата са Петър Петров, професионален танцьор от българския държавен ансамбъл “Родопа” и Мариета Мирчева, възпитаник на Националното училище за танцово изкуство в София. Мисията на Лудо Младо е да съхрани и популяризира богатите танцови традиции на българския народ. 15 години след основаването си, ансамбълът се гордее със своите упорити и ентусиазирани танцьори, разнообразен танцов репертоар и автентични български носии. Танц от миналата година

 ДЕТСКА ТАНЦОВА ГРУПА “7/8” www.facebook.com/78BulgarianDances “7/8-ми” е новосъздадена детска танцова група с ръководител Мариета Мирчева. Мисията на групата е да научи нашите децата на богатите български танцови традиции, да им помогне да развият чувство за ритъм, да създаде нови приятели и да дари много незабравими мигове! Мариета Мирчева е родена в град София и започва да танцува народни танци на 8 годишна възраст. На 13 години, тя вече има зад гърба си над 100 концерта и няколко Европейски турнета с ансамбъл Здравец – София. През 1998 година Мариета завършва Държавното Хореографско Училище в София със специалност Български народни танци. През 2001, Мариета основава “Розите”, първата концертна танцова формация в Бостън. Тя е ко-хореограф и танцьор на ансамбъл “Лудо Младо”.

 СНЕЖИНА ПЕНЧЕВА (вокал, клавир) (www.youtube.com/user/TheSnowJane) Снежина Пенчева обича да пее и пее професионално близо 30 години. Репертоарът и включва различни видове музикални жанрове – поп, рок, български и международен фолклор. Завършила е музикална гимназия. Започва да учи пеене и класическа китара на шестгодишна възраст. Завършва Университета в Шумен (България) с магистърска степен по Музикална педагогика. С богатия си репертоар и красив глас участва в много международни културни събития в Германия, Холандия, Франция, Полша, Унгария, Русия, Турция и сега в САЩ.

е роден в град Пловдив. Свири на пиано, контрабас и перкусий. Учил е в Пловдивското средно музикално училище “Добрин Петков” , печели пълна стипендия за талант във второто най-добро частно училище за музика и арт в Лос Анжелис “Айдълуаилд Артс Академи”. Завършил е “The Longy School of Music” , Кембридж, Масачузетс. От малък свири с едни от най-добрите музиканти в България, Америка и Европа. Свирил е с Теодосий Спасов, Георги Янев, Йурий Янаков, Янка Рупкина, Шабан Шаулич, Стоян Роянов “Яя”, Георги Дончев, Джордж Гарзон, Маршъл Хоупкинс ( който има албум с Маилс Дейвис), Джон Кайзан Нептун, Balkan Beat Box, и много други групи и изпълнители. Създател е на Трио Балкански Мотиви и е концертирал по цяла България и САЩ . video


Theodosii Spassov Folk Quintet Concert and Dance Workshop

January 13, 2018
29 Montvale Ave, Woburn, MA, 01801

Please note that due to a big snow storm in Canada, Teodosii Spassov and his band will arrive later than expected. We have been working really hard to get them to Boston and they were just booked to a later flight. The concert is still on!!!

Doors open at 8:00 pm, the event starts at 8:30 pm 

We will start with Concert opening
by Eltisa Stoyneva, the amazing,  multi awarded Bulgarian folklore singer,
Bulgarian folk dance workshop with Pepi Petrov.

and light dinner ($10 cash)

after the opening the CONCERT with our special guests Theodosii Spassov Folk Quintet will start

We do understand that this might be late for some folks and that you may wish to stay only for the first part with a partial refund or if you prefer not to come at all, we can arrange a full refund. Please e-mail info@bulgariancenter.org to arrange refund.
Tickets will also be sold at the door at the discounted price $35 so bring your friends!  Info on www.bulgariancenter.org
WE REALLY HOPE to see everyone tonight. Please accept our sincere apologies! This was completely out of our control and we did everything possible to bring the band here tonight.
Thank you for your support, understanding and flexibility. Hope to see you all!

Invitation in English below

Българският център в Нова Англия с радост представя

Теодосий Спасов (кавал и вокал), Пейо Пеев (гъдулка), Иван Георгиев (гайда), Християн Цвятков ( китара), Генадий Рашков (тъпан)

Концерт и урок по народни танци
в подкрепа на Българския център в Нова Англия

Турне в Канада и САЩ през януари 2018,
посветено на председателството на България на Съвета на Европейския съюз

Събота, 13-ти януари 2018 
Вратите се отварят в 20.00 ч,

Преди концерта всеки ще може да се хване на хорото с учител Петър Петров (ludomlado.com).

концертът на О’Майно Хоро започва в 22:30 ч.

Ще бъде предложена лека почерпка.

29 Montvale Ave, Woburn, MA, 01801

$35 предварително закупени, $40 на място
$20 за деца, студенти и възрастни над 65 г. (с документ за самоличност)
$5 за  деца под 7 години

Билети с намаление:

Българският магазин Six start market, Woburn –
с кеш само до 16 часа днес (www.facebook.com/SixStarMarket/)

Българското училище в Бостън, с кеш само до 17 часа днес,
411 Waverley Oaks Rd #214, Waltham, MA,


За контакти:
info@BulgarianCenter.org, 1-774-232-2196, BulgarianCenter.org

Турнето на Теодосий Спасов Фолк Квинтет през 2018 в Канада и САЩ е посветено на председателството на България на Съвета на Европейския съюз. Турнето се организира с подкрепата на български културни организации, консулствата на Република България в САЩ и Канада, и под егидата на посолствата на Република България в Отава и Вашингтон. 

Благодарим на нашите СПОНСОРИ в Бостън:

LimoRA transportation Services, Radi Pavlov (617-372-2028)

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Теодосий Спасов Фолк Квинтет
Под ръководството на световно известия виртуоз на кавал, Теодосий Спасов, знаменитите музиканти на квинтета ще представят уникални и вълнуващи изпълнения на традиционна българска народна музика. Техните поразителни технически и музикални умения ще се харесат не само на хората в българските общности, но и на широка и разнообразна северноамериканска аудитория. Квинтетът е създаден за да представи красотата и културната уникалност на българския фолклор по целия свят. Талантливите членове на групата са работили заедно по множество проекти с международно известния Национален фолклорен песен и танцов ансамбъл “Филип Кутев”, както и с женския хор – “Мистерията на българските гласове” (Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares).

Теодоси Спасов е виртуозен и еклектичен музикант и композитор на кавал, с корени в българската традиционна музика. Въпреки това, той се осмели да излезе от пределите на народната музика, за да прегърне джаза, художествената музика и електронната танцова музика чрез сътрудничество с български и международни изпълнители и чрез оригинални композиции. Той е уважаван и приветстван творец у нас и в чужбина, който през 2015 г. е обявен за „Артист на мира“ от ЮНЕСКО, не само заради неговата талант и иновативност, но и „заради ангажираността му да разпространява музиката като сила, спомагаща за диалога между народите, културите и обществата.“ От UN News Center  

Вече 20 години Теодосий обикаля Европа, Азия, Близкия Изток, Австралия, Канада и Съединените щати. През 1994 г. за изпълнение с хора на БНТ е удостоен с наградата „Грами” за дебютния албум „Мистерията на българските гласове.”

Спасов е блестящ импровизатор и изпълнител, който изследва пълния потенциал на кавала, използвайки разширени техники. Той произвежда звуци, нетипични за този инструмент и създава безброй звукови пейзажи и динамична палитра от тонове на цветовете.



Теодосий Спасов Фолк Квинтет

Теодосий Спасов

The Bulgarian Center of New England, Inc. is honored to present


Theodossi Spassov (kaval and voice), Peyo Peev (gadulka), Ivan Georgiev (gaida), Hristyan Tsvyatkov (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 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 with Peter Petrov (ludomlado.com).
Light refreshments will be available.


29 Montvale Ave, Woburn, MA, 01801 

$35 in advance or $40 at the door
$20 for children, students and seniors over 65+ (with proper ID,
$5 children under 7

Discount tickets will be available
until 4 pm today at the Bulgarian Store Six Star Market, Woburn – cash only

until 5 pm today at the Bulgarian school in Boston, cash only. Saturdays,
411 Waverley Oaks Rd #214, Waltham, MA

Tickets will also be sold at the door!

For more information contact:
info@BulgarianCenter.org, 1-774-232-2196, BulgarianCenter.org

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.


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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 many 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.” From  UN News Center  

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.

Theodosii Spassov Folk Quintet
Theodossi Spassov


Ivan Simeonov Georgiev
Gaida (Bulgarian bagpipe)

Ivan was born in Burgas, Bulgaria in 1976.  He graduated from the Filip Kutev National School of Folk Arts in Kotel, in 1995. He specialized in bagpipe and folk orchestra conducting at the renowned Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv, from which he graduated in 1999.

Today he is on the faculty of the Academy and regularly performs with its National Orchestra. Ivan also tours with the acclaimed Bulgarian women’s choir The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices  as well as an accompanist to the vocal quartet Slavei. He makes regular appearances in international piping festivals all over the world such as the William Kennedy Piping Festival in Northern Ireland in 2007.

”…. musician with stunning technical mastery of both the djura gaida and the kaba gaida. Ivan has a passion for his culture’s music and a flair for engaging his audiences and taking them into realms of musical experience they had not imagined.”

— Dr Mike Paterson, Piping Today magazine, Scotland

Genadiy Savov Rashkov
Tupan (traditional Bulgarian double-headed bass drum)

Genadiy was born in the Bessarabian Bulgarian village of Suvorovo, in South Ukraine in 1973. Following high school graduation in 1990, Genadiy performed for four years with the Bulgarian ensemble at the Moldova Philharmonic Orchestra in the city of Taraclia.

In 1994, he commenced his studies as a percussionist at the renowned Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. As a student of percussion at the Academy, he played with Dance Ensemble Hem under the direction of Ivan Georgiev and with the Children’s Center Ensemble under the direction of Vencislava Ilienska.

Since 2004, Genadii has played in the acclaimed Filip Kutev National Folk Song & Dance Ensemble. His most distinguished appearances with the ensemble include shows at Royal Albert Hall in London and at Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan, as well as numerous performances at Bulgarian presidential and PM state visits abroad.

Hristian Tsvyatkov

Hristian was born on August 27, 1987 in the town of Gabrovo.

He grew up in the family of folk musicians. From the age of nine, he played classical guitar. In 2001, Hristian continued his musical education at the National School of Fine Arts “P. Pipkov” in Pleven with tambura. He has won many awards from national competitions. Later he graduated from the University “St. Kliment Ohridski” in Sofia, with a specialization in musical pedagogy.

Hristian records and plays in Bulgaria, Belgium, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and others. He c with some of the best Bulgarian musicians: Theodosii Spassov, Peyo Peev, Stoyan Yankulov, to name just a few. He is currently part of Theodosii Spassov’s Folk Quintet and plays and tours with the world acclaimed Filip Kutev National Folk Song & Dance Ensemble.

Peyo Trendafilov Peev
Gadulka (traditional Bulgarian three-stringed musical instrument played with a bow)

Peyo Peev was born in Stara Zagora in 1975. He started playing with the Youth Folk Ensemble Zagorche and went on to graduate from the Filip Kutev National School of Folk Arts in Kotel in 1994. After graduation from the renowned Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv in 1998, he joined the Filip Kutev National Folk Song & Dance Ensemble. Today Peyo is a soloist with the Folk Music Orchestra of the Bulgarian National Radio.

Peyo is a two-time recipient of the Golden Gadulka Award (1996 and 1997) – created in honor of the legendary Bulgarian gadulka player Yanko Petrov.

He has collaborated with distinguished Bulgarian musicians such as Ivo Papazov, Peter Ralchev and Stoyan Yankulov. Career highlights include participation in the 1997 world tour of the acclaimed Bulgarian women’s choir The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices as well as participation in the world-famous Riverdance show (1999 – 2000).

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

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
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”

is pleased to invite you to the

Annual Fundraising Celebration

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:

“THE VOICE” semi-finalist, Bulgaria, 2013

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

BELIANA HRISTOVA (vocals, piano),
VASYA POPOVA (vocals),

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

from the Bulgarian School in Boston, directed by Snejina Pentcheva and Margarita Ivanova


(vocals and keyboards)

Directed by Violeta Jeliazkova

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

www.centermadara.org, direct link http://www.centermadara.org/events/2017/bgcelebration.htm

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!


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.

Special screening of the new Bulgarian film “Family Relics”

October 29th, 2016

Premiering just last year, this film won the award from the Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers at the 2015 Golden Rose Film Festival, (which showcases the newest Bulgarian features and short films), as well as the special award of the City of Varna. In the US, the film premiered at the Bulgarian Film Festival in New York in the fall of 2015, and will now be shown in Boston.
The feature film “Family Relics” with director and screenwriter Ivan Cherkelov, shows the events experienced by the members of a family over a few days, and speaks to a disenchantment with the present as well as hope for a meaningful future. The film consists of three, at first glance independent, stories and follows three situations developing in parallel. The film features very strong performances from several generations of Bulgarian actors: Jana Karaivanova, Andrey Andreev, Alexander Benev, Ventsislav Zankov, Blaje Dimitrov. The film is in Bulgarian with English sub-titles.
“Family Relics” is one of the most courageous attempts from contemporary Bulgarian film to confront the questions of Meaning and of Path, and one of the most-serious Bulgarian films in general”. Ingeborg Bratoeva-Darakchieva

Our guest will be the lead actor in the movie Andrey Andreev
When: October 29th, 2016 – movie screening 3.30 – 5.30 pm; reception and conversation with Andrey Andreev 5.30 – 6.30 pm.
Where: Waltham Public Library: 735 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451
The event is free and open to the public. The movie is not recommended for people under 17 (equivalent to R rating)

Annual Celebration “The Magic of Bulgaria” in honor of the Bulgaria’s National Holiday

Saturday, MARCH 19, 2016images
Doors open at 5.30 pm, concert starts at 6:00 pm
follow by dance party and buffet dinner at 7:30 pm
29 Montvale Ave, Woburn, MA, 01801
Public transportation Bus № 134, mbta.com

is pleased to invite you to the

Annual Fundraising Celebration

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

This year we have prepared for you a wonderful spectacle!
For the first time on one stage we will have two of the most beautiful voices of Bulgaria – Tatiana Sarbinska and Dessy Dobreva and together with the fantastic dancers of “Ludo Mlado” and the charming women choir “Divi Zheni” will immerse us in the magic of Bulgaria!

Come and experience this joy and beauty with us and invite your friends to join us!

After the show we will continue with Dance-dinner Party with Bulgarian, Balkan and mix music presented by DESSY DOBREVA, DJ RADI GEORGIEV, BELYANA HRISTOVA, DIVI ZHENI and
will have prepared for you a delicious Bulgarian dinner!

Welcome to celebrate with us and our special guests:

the beautiful, angelic voice
winner of many US and international awards as Grand-Prize “Kemervision”, Turkey ;
soloist of the Neshka Robeva’s musicals; former vocalist of “Ku-Ku Band”; guest from Bulgaria

The beautiful voice of Pirin mountain
former soloist of the Ensemble “Pirin”, winner of many US and international awards as
Wammy (Washington Area Music Award) for best world vocalist;
guest from Washington,

Bulgarian Folklore Dance Group
choreographers Petar Petrov and Marietta Mirtcheva, Boston, MA

Balkan folklore choir and orchestra
Boston-based group of 25 women performs traditional music from the Balkans,
directed by Tatiana Sarbinka
Performance by children from the
Bulgarian school in Boston


Directed by Violeta Jeliazkova

То purchase TICKETS visit: www.centermadara.org

Bulgarian food and beverage refreshments will be available for sale. The proceeds will go to support the Bulgarian Center of New England and the Bulgarian church ‘St. Petka” in Boston.

Cash payments only

For more information: www.centermadara.org
Tel. 617-800-9720 or info@centermadara.org