Theodosii Spassov with Folk Project Band & Tatiana Sarbinska
Tuesday , May 5, 2009 • 8:00 PM • $25 Adult. Children free. $50 p/family
GALA CONCERT OPENING of THE BULGARIAN MAY 2009 (Annual MAY CELEBRATION of BULGARIAN ARTS & CULTURE in San Francisco & Bay Area) featuring the Bulgarian Virtuosos, THEODOSII SPASSOV & TATIANA SARBINSKA.
The world renowned KAVAL (Bulgarian flute) player and GRAMMY Award winner THEODOSII SPASSOV www.theodosiispasov.com , and the world-renowned Balkan vocalist and teacher, "Voice of PIRIN" TATIANA SARBINSKA www.tatianasarbinska.com, and the Bulgarian virtuosos of the THEODOSII SPASSOV FOLK PROJECT BAND, Peyo Peev (gadulka), Ivan Georgiev (bagpipe), Genadiy Rashkov (drums), and Petar Milanov (guitar,tambura).
The KAVAL, an eight-hole wooden shepherd’s flute, is one of the oldest instruments in Europe, rich in tone and technical possibilities. Theodosii Spassov has developed his own unique style of playing the instrument by synthesizing traditional folklore with jazz, fusion and classical music.
This concert is part of US tour of the group and yearlong NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO MARK 100 YEARS OF BULGARIAN'S INDEPENDENCE www.bgcenter.org/bgtour.htmlTheodosii Spassov was born in 1961. He began his early training on the kaval at the Filip Kutev National School of Folk Arts in Kotel and the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. For over 20 years, Theodosii has toured all over 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 Mystère Des Voix Bulgares’. In April 1995, Newsweek magazine recognized Theodosii Spassov as one of the most talented Eastern-European musicians in its Best of the East article, noting that "Spassov… is not merely surviving the post-communist cultural wasteland. He has actually invented a new musical genre."
Theodosii Spassov has recorded 10 solo albums and has contributed to 11 albums by fellow artists, which have been noted worldwide. He has composed and performed numerous film scores including the French-Bulgarian feature film ‘Granitza’, (‘The Border’) in 1993. He has also recorded themes for films by Italian composers Carlos Siliotto and Ennio Morricone (‘An Italian Story’ and ‘The Breakout of the Innocent’). At home in Bulgaria, Theodosii Spassov is a national figure and musical hero, and was recently honored with the Music Artist of the Year award. He is Artistic Director of the world-renowned Filip Kutev National Folk Song & Dance Ensemble
Ms. Sarbinska is a world-renowned Balkan vocalist and teacher. Tatiana's amazing vocal prowess is matched by her magnetic stage presence and her charismatic delivery. Born in the village of Rila in Bulgaria, she rose quickly through the ranks of the finest Bulgarian state choruses to become one of the preeminent soloists of her generation.
For many years, she was the featured soloist of the internationally acclaimed Pirin Ensemble in Bulgaria. With Pirin, she toured extensively and made numerous recordings and TV films, earning “national treasure” status and renown as “the voice of Bulgaria”. Her extensive repertoire includes music from all of Bulgaria's folklore regions."Tatiana Sarbinska is a truly unique artist. She is a professional singer and educator of international acclaim. She is one of the world's leading experts of the performance of Eastern European and in particular, of folk art traditions of Eastern European music.” - Bruce Rossley, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs at Boston City Hall
Advanced tickets available from www.brownpapertickets.com
More Bulgarian events scheduled in May
May 3rd Sun *** DETSKI PANAIR / CHILDREN’S FAIRE ***
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