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New Year’s Pillow Concert


January 2nd, 2017 (Monday)
14:00, 17:00
National Palace of Culture
Hall 6


Waltzes, polkas and marches – the most celebratory music was writen by the whirlwind melodies’ masters – the Strauss family whose compositions are for decades along among the chosen ones for the traditional New Year’s concert of the Vienna Philharmony. The classical music world would not be the same without the notorious event on the New Year’s very first day. It is followed by millions of admirers on the blue screens on every continent. Inspired by the musical gala, the Pillow Concerts will present Johann Strauss Sr. and Jr.’s greatest dances, performed by an ensemble of the most prominent young Bulgarian soloists.

For a second consecutive year, the National Palace of Culture will host the grand festive concert which will take place on January 2nd, 2017 from 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. in Hall 6. Regardless of whether they meet the “Beautiful Blue Danube”, Radetzky March and the Emperor’s Waltz for the first time, our young admirers will surely be inspired by the beauty, elegance and delicacy of the Viennese melodies. One hour before each concert will be held the free Pillow Workshop where each guest can decorate their own pillow.


Adults – BGN 20.00
Children – BGN 5.00
Families – BGN 35.00 (up to two adults and five children)

Tickets are offered at:

  • National Palace of Culture’s Ticket Desk (open until 2 p.m. on 2nd January, 2017)

The Performers:

Starry Soloists Chamber Ensemble

Ivailo Danailov, concertmaster
Vitan Boshev, violin
Ivan Staykov, violin
Christina Hinova, violin
Rositsa Chopeva, violin
Mihaela Pavlova, viola
Ilina Ilieva, viola
Atanas Krastev, violoncello
Stefan Hadjiev, violoncello
Lena Karni, double bass

Irina Parvanova, presenter

​Musical Programme

Johann Strauss Jr.

The Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz
Pizzicato Polka
Viennese Blood Waltz
Emperor’s Waltz
Figaro Polka
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

Johann Strauss Sr.

Radetzky March

Programme for the day:

13:00 Pillow Workshop – free
14:00 New Year’s Pillow Concert – with tickets

16:00 Pillow Workshop – free
17:00 New Year’s Pillow Concert – with tickets