The annual celebration of music at the Beli Brezi Children Centre in the Vitosha mountain has become a tradition for the Pillow Concerts and this year we are welcoming our admirers for the fifth consequitive year. The charm of nature, tranquility and clean air are inseparable elements of the summer musical journey. This time, you will have the pleasure of enjoying the indisputable favourites of the audience, that have proven themselves as the most fun musicians over the years – the well-known Brass Quintet. They are currently preparing their program that includes not only some of the most popular dancing pieces but also many new surprises. As always, their leader will be the fantastic trumpet player – Mr. Yan Dunev.
Fans of the musical rhythms among the forest scenery are invited one hour before the concert to participate in the Pillow Workshop. Participation is free of charge. In it, the young music-lovers will be able to fancy their imagination and paint on pillows. All materials will be provided by the organizers and the decorated pillows become the property of their proud authors as a precious souvenir from the concert.
On the vast meadow in front of the stage will be discovered delicious, healthy and intriguing surprises provided by friends and partners of the Pillow Concerts.
Do not forget your picnic blanket – it is undoubtedly the most suitable accessory for the concert as it is possible that the pillows on the lawn are not quite enough for all music enthusiasts.
The Beli Brezi Children Centre is located on the road from Boyana neighbourhood to the Zlatni mostove locality, 1 km after the turn for the Kopitoto.
After nine exciting years of inspirational music and countless smiling fans, the Pillow Concerts are on the doorstep of their tenth anniversary 2019/2020 season, which is more than ever filled in with a positive mood and lots of surprises. Frequent guests over the years were audience’s favorite ensembles like the Brass Quintet, the Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Windy Wind Quintet, and a number of the most outstanding Bulgarian musicians living abroad such as violinist Greta Mutlu, violist Elitsa Bogdanova, and percussionist Vassilena Serafimova. Of course, we have sang together with the virtuosos of the vocal art – soprano Dorotea Doroteeva and baritone Alexander Mutafchiiski, as well as the jazz wizard Vesi Morova and her band.
There were also numerous guests from abroad – the Spanish Academia de los Afectos Wind Quartet, the Polish Duo Karolina Mikołajczyk & Iwo Jedynecki, the British 12 Ensemble, German violinist Milena Vilke, Italian harpsichordist Sauro Argalia, and many, many others. As always, our Artistic Director, pianist Veneta Neynska, was the smile presenter of many of the concerts, and together we witnessed many kids’ smiles as our little fans danced, drew pictures, and made a variety of souvenirs in the traditional Pillow Workshop. During the tenth season of Pillow Concerts in Sofia, tickets will be offered for separate concerts, but all events will be united in our membership program, which comes with various discounts, gifts and benefits.
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WHAT ARE THE PILLOW CONCERTS?
→ The first and most popular family concerts with classical music in Bulgaria.
→ Their ten-years-old history has met more than 30 000 little and grown-up admirers with the great musical art.
→ The visitors are parents with children from 0 to 10 years old.
→ Awarded with the Project of the Year prize by the Allegro Vivace radio show and the Bulgarian National Radio, as well as the Golden Feather award by the Classic FM Radio.
→ Un unforgettable experience for little and grown-ups, suitable for every occasion like Christmas, 1st June, company celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries, and others)
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