Dvorak Pillow Concert


Sunday, February 8th, 2014
11:00 and 17:00
Union of the architects in Bulgaria
Sofia,11 Krakra Str.,



We are entering February in a dance rhythm with music performer by the Street Quartet – the string ensemble that demonstrated its mastery for the first time in one of our most unusual concerts – in an improvised park setting. Ivo Danailov, Veselin Dimitrov, Hristo Arolski and Petar Kushlev were also a part of our orchestra at the Andersen concert and will now act as storytellers of musical fairytales again – this time the tales will come from the Czech Republic.

The quartet’s musicians will present pearls from the output of one of the most celebrated Czech composers – Antonin Dvorak. Himself a violinist, Dvorak was almost forty when he achieved international fame. The piece that made him known outside Prague was his “Slavic dances” published upon the recommendation of Johannes Brahms. The prominent composer’s “Hungarian dances” were used as the model Dvorak used to compose his own work.



Family Ticket – 30 leva

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


Street Quartet:
Ivo Danailov, violin
Veselin Dimitrov, violin
Hristo Arolski, viola
Petar Kushlev, cello

The quartet was founded in 2010. The four musicians are often performing on the street which gave them the idea to call themselves Street quartet. All of them are part of the New Symphony Orchestra, where they initially met each other. Hristo and Ivo are members of the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony orchestra, Vesko works at the Musical Theater’s orchestra and Pepi – at the Blagoevgrad Philharmony. The Street quartet has participated in a number of different projects – from performing at various musical formats, through playing on the street, cocktail and wedding music to serious classical concerts in Sofia and throughout Bulgaria.



Musical programme

Antonin Dvorak

String quartet No. 12, op. 96, “American”
Slavonic dances op. 46, No. 8 and op. 72, No. 2
Largo from Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”
Songs that my mother taught me
Serenade for strings

Program, February 8th, 2015

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

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


On Sunday, February 8th, 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.

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