Monthly Archives: November 2014

Fiery Pillow Concert

30.11.2014


Sunday, November 30th, 2014
11:00 and 17:00
Union of the architects in Bulgaria
Sofia,11 Krakra Str.,

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TICKETS HERE→

After the brass quintet’s fantastic performance of Spanish music, our musical trip to Isaac Albeniz and Pablo de Sarasate’s motherland continues with the fiery rhythms of the Spanish dances. Violinist Ivailo Danailov, cellist Viktor Traykov and pianist Nona Krincheva will inspire the little feet to try out the habanera, zapateado, malaguena, tango, and many others.

The trio has been concertizing on various chamber music stages for the past three years and has been awarded on several musical competitions. Ivo Danailov has already appeared on our pillowy stage as a leader of the Street quartet that debuted with us on our summer concert a few months ago. After the exquisite Spanish fans made at the Pillow workshop at the last concert, we are very curious to find out what other original ideas the “Onche bonche” creative team will have this time.



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TICKETS

Online:
Family Ticket – 30 leva

At the concert:
Parent – 20 leva
Child – 5 leva
Max price for a family – 35 leva


Performers:

Ivailo Danailov, violin
Viktor Traykov, cello
Nona Krincheva, piano

The Piano trio was formed in 2012 and since then it has concerts throughout Bulgaria. Each of its members has extensive experience both as a soloist performer and as a member of various chamber ensembles. They are winners of the contests for chamber music “Music and Earth ” – Sofia , 2014 . – II prize and the “International Competition for Chamber Music” – Plovdiv, 2014 . – III prize and special prize for performance of Shostakovich.


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Musical programme

Manuel de Falla – from Spanish Suite:
El pano moruno
Cancion
Polo
Jota
Pablo de Sarasate
Habanera
Playera
Zapateado
Isaac Albeniz
Tango
Malagueña
Enrique Granados – Andaluza
Manuel de Falla – Spanish Dance



Program, November 30, 2014

10:00 Pillow workshop – Free admission
11:00 Pillow concert – Tickets here
12:00 Music Lessons – Free admission

16:00 Pillow workshop – Free admission
17:00 Pillow concert – Tickets here
18:00 Music Lessons – Free admission


workshop-pillow-concerts

On Sunday, November 30th, one hour before each concert, there will be a Pillow Workshop where our little guests will be involved in arts and crafts together with the Creative team Onche Bonche. The admission for the Pillow workshop is free.


music-lesson-pillow-concerts

Immediately after each concert, there will be a Music lesson where the children and the parents can learn fun and new facts about the presented programme. The admission for the Music lesson is free.

Spanish Pillow Concert

15-16.11.2014


Saturday & Sunday, November 15th & 16th, 2014
11:00
Union of the architects in Bulgaria
Sofia,11 Krakra Str.,

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TICKETS HERE→

Contrasts are not unusual in Pillow Concerts’ programmes. After hearing the gentle, light and delicate sound of the harpsichord, it is time for the thunderous brass quintet. In November, our musical endeavors will take us to Spain which hot rhythms and rich timbres will enchant our audience during the first concert of the month. Trumpeters Yan Dunev and Kostas Gkyavouris, together with Mihail Mihailov (French horn), Yavor Kostov (trombone) and Georgi Iliev (tuba) have prepared a fulfilling programme of Spanish music.

Among the Spanish composers, two Frenchmen will be presented – Georges Bizet and Emmanuel Chabrier. Both inspired by the Spanish culture, Bizet composed one of the most famous musical stories about Seville – the opera “Carmen”, and Chabrier will be remembered for his rhapsody “Espana”. We will focus on the land of toreadors, corida, flamenco and paella throughout our whole programme for 15th and 16th November, including during the traditional Pillow Workshop and Musical Lesson.



Pictures from 15.11.2014

Photography: Minko Minev

Pictures from 16.11.2014


TICKETS

Online:
Family Ticket – 30 leva

At the concert:
Parent – 20 leva
Child – 5 leva
Max price for a family – 35 leva


Performers:

Yan Dunev, trumpet
Konstantinos Gkiavouris, trumpet
Mihail Mihailov, French horn
Javor Kostov, trombone
Georgi Iliev, tuba


TICKETS HERE →

Musical programme

Isaac Albeniz – Tango
Georges Bizet – An excerpt from the opera “Carmen”
Fiesta de Candelaria
Santiago Lope – Gallito
J. T. Dalmau – Amparito Roca
Manuel Penella – El Gato Montes
Emmanuel Chabrier – Rhapsody “Espana”
Enrique Granados – Despertar del Cazador
David Burndrett – Flamenco Fantastico



Program, November 15, 2014

10:00 Pillow workshop – Free admission
11:00 Pillow concert – Tickets here
12:00 Music Lessons – Free admission

Program, November 16, 2014

10:00 Pillow workshop – Free admission
11:00 Pillow concert – Tickets here
12:00 Music Lessons – Free admission


workshop-pillow-concerts

On Saturday & Sunday, November 15th & 16th, one hour before each concert, there will be a Pillow Workshop where our little guests will be involved in arts and crafts together with the Creative team Onche Bonche. The admission for the Pillow workshop is free.


music-lesson-pillow-concerts

Immediately after each concert, there will be a Music lesson where the children and the parents can learn fun and new facts about the presented programme. The admission for the Music lesson is free.

November’s Family of the Month

11.2014

Family Of the Month
“The music’s quality is very high”

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November’s Family of the month are the first members of our Membership programme – Ilina Ilinova and her little boy Krum. Browsing through our picture archives, they could be seen in almost every concert in the past year. Ilina confirms they’re indeed among our most frequent guests: “[We’ve been] to many [concerts] and we don’t count them anymore… perhaps more than ten.” She says her favourite ones are those with the “brass quintet” but they also like programmes with rarer instruments:The concerts with harp, flute and marimba were very impressive. We’d like to see more of this in the future.”

Krum is only one year and eight months old but his mother has noticed he reacts actively every time there are wind or brass instruments. Perhaps he will soon not only be a listener! The first November concert will certainly be to his liking – on November 15 and 16 we will listen to the Brass quintet again in an all-Spanish programme.

Always interested in new ideas and proposals, we asked our Family of the month for some but Ilina was clear that she fully relies upon our judgment and also shared that:

“For me, the important thing at the Pillow concerts is the informal atmosphere. Kids can move freely around. In this way, they can truly feel the music as opposed to sitting in one place, which would most certainly annoy them. “

This year is saved for travelling the world. Ilina can hardly explain what this means to Krum but she has noticed that the information presented during the concerts allowes older children to completely absorb the music.

Krum is still very young but his mother is already following the announcements about our Pillow Music School. She hopes it is still running in the future when her son is old enough to attend. As a true fan of ours, Ilina does not limit herself with the school only:

“I was looking at the Musical birthdays at Modo, too. They sound very intriguing. I’ve read the programme, what and how is offered, so perhaps we will celebrate together as well.”

Since Ilina is the very first member of our Membership programme, we couldn’t exclude it from the conversation either. Given the fact the people are quite busy nowadays, having the year-long programme was extremely valuable to Ilina. Not only because she can plan her schedule better but also because they won’t miss out any of the Pillow concerts. While talking, some of Ilina’s friends passed by and it turned out she had invited them using one of the VIP tickets included in the Membership packet. They promised each other to meet again at the next concert.

At the end of our conversation, Ilina was kind enough to share the following:

“I’d like to assure you that the music performed and offered here is of a very high quality and professional level. The Pillow concerts are giving the opportunity for children to hear and appreciate good music and when it is performed live, it is even more impressive. Watching the reactions of my child and the children around me, I can really see how true this is. Everything is in the right direction, this is the reason we keep coming every time.”