Brass Pillow Concert in Gabrovo


September 11th, 2016 (Sunday)
The Teatre’s Garden, Gabrovo
Free Entrance


The Pillow Concerts are travelling to Gabrovo for the first time. We are extremely excited to visit one of the most inspiring cities in Bulgaria. The event is organised after the kind invitation of Thun and Gabrovo Municipalities on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the two cities’ fraternization. The Pillow Concert will be part of the prestigious festival Days of the Chamber Music – Gabrovo introducing the classical music’s youngest admirers into its audience. As in every debut of the Pillow Concerts outside of Sofia until now, this time the musicians will again be the famous brass quintet, adored by our audience in every part of the country.

The programme will include popular opera excerpts, fiery Spanish rhythms and inspiring jazz compositions. All of our guests are invited to join us with maracas, castanets, small drums, tambourines and other percussion instruments available at home. If you can’t find any, do come along early to make one yourself during the Pillow Workshop one hour before the concert. The Brass Pillow Concert in Gabrovo is carried out with the generous support of Thun Minicipality, abrovo Municipality, Days of the Chamber Music – Gabrovo Festival and FunBook.


The Performers:

Yan Dunev, trumpet
Konstrantinos Gkyavouris, trumpet
Mihail Mihailov, French horn
Yavor Kostov, trombone
Georgi Iliev, tuba

​Musical Programme

D. Burndrett – Flamenco Fantastico
Fiesta de Candelaria
Sonny Kompanek – Killer Tango
Manuel Penella – El Gato Montes
Zequinha de Abreu – Tico, tico
Lew Pollack – That’s a Plenty
Just a closer walk
Johannes Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 5
Camille Saint-Saens – “The Elephant” from “Carnival of the Animals”
John Kander – New York, New York
Enrique Granados – Despertar del Cazador
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Tin Roof Blues
Henry Fillmore – Miss Trombone
A. Buykanov – Traffic on the street