“Carnival of the Animals” Pillow Concert


Sunday, December 29th, 2013
11:00 am
Concert Hall in Central Military Club
7, Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd., Sofia

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In order to celebrate the New Year we have prepared something very big and festive for you – “Carnival of the animals” Pillow concert. You will hear the well-known suite by Saint- Saëns played by the Yordanova & Kyurkchiev piano duo on two grand pianos, accompanied by a wind and string instruments orchestra, gathered together especially for the event. Besides the pianos, you will also hear violins, viola, violoncello, double bass, clarinet, flute and percussions. Each instrument plays the part of a separate animal- the lion, the swan, the kangaroo and the turtle. Saint- Saëns’ music will be accompanied by wonderful paintings of animals by the Lithuanian painter Dainius Šukys.

Given that it will be a carnival, welcome with make-up and dressed up as your favourite animal. And for those of you who haven’t managed to do so, we will help you make your own mask during the Pillow workshop before the concert.
We also have a New Year’s gift for our little fans- at the final they may get one of our striped pillows, autographed by the musicians.

“Carnival of the animals” Pillow concert is organized under the patronage of Mr. Angel Naydenov, Minister of Defence of Republic of Bulgaria, and with the support of Republic of Lithuania.

At the “Carnival of the animals” Pillow concert you will also find the colouring books and stickers Pillows – Willows and the musical instruments.

Image gallery



Ticket prices are:
Parent – 20 leva
Child – 5 leva
Max price for a family – 35 leva

The performers

Yordanova & Kyurkchiev, Piano Duo
Tzvetina Panayotova, violin
Petya Miroleskova, violin
Elitsa Bogdanova, viola
Kristiana Alipieva, violoncello
Ilina Jablenska, double bass
Tsveta Zhivkova, flute
Mihail Zhivkov, clarinet
Martin Hafizi, percussion

Zhorzh Dimitrov, conductor
Desislava Hristova, storyteller

YK photo

Yordanova & Kyurkchiev, Piano Duo
The piano duo Antoniya Yordanova – Ivan Kyurkchiev are coming from Munich, where they are enjoying a successful career after graduating in Munich’s Academy for Music and Theatre. They have specialization in the Royal Academy in Brussels and have graduated the National School of Music “L. Pipkov” in Sofia. Antoniya and Ivan became a piano duo in 2007. They are laureates of several prestigious international music awards.


Zhorzh Dimitrov, conductor
Zhorzh Dimitrov is guest conductor in the Bulgarian National Opera and Ballet, Sofia and in the National Music and Ballet center, Sofia. He holds a master’s degree in opera and symphony conducting and master’s degree in choral conducting.


The Lithuanian artist Dainius Šukys says about the animals he depicts: „When I am drawing I feel as if I were the character I am creating. It must come out true and alive. If it does, it is pure magic. “

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Musical programme

Scaramouche Suite by Darius Milhaud

I. Vif
II. Modéré
III. Brazileira

Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint- Saëns

I. Introduction and Lion’s Royal March
II. Hens and Cocks
III. Wild Asses: Swift Animals
IV. Tortoises
V. The Elephant
VI. Kangaroos
VII. Aquarium
VIII. Personages with Long Ears
IX. The cuckoo in the Deep Woods
X. Aviary
XI. Pianists
XII. Fossils
XIII. The Swan
XIV. Finale

Program, 29 December 2013

10:00: Pillow workshop– Free admission
11:00 Pillow concert – Reserve your ticket here


On Sunday, December 29st, 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.

Pillows Shop ENG

Before the “Carnival of the animals” Pillow concert Тhinx Store will show a special selection of educational toys. We invite you to visit their stand from 9:30 to 12:30 at the Central Military Club, 7, Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd. in Sofia.

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