On June 21st, 2015, the longest day of the year, the Pillow Concerts will welcome the first day of the summer with a grand event at 19:00 o’clock in the Borisova gradina. Where, if not outside, under the warm sun beams, sitting on the green grass, would you like to be in such a day? Furthermore, you will not only watch the concert as a classical music admirer but you can be part of the creation of the actual event, too. For the first time in the Pillow Concerts’ history, the audience will co-produce the event.
Pillow Concert in the Park is the first event of this type with classical music in a park setting in Bulgaria. Such concerts are organized regularly throughout the world where
the audience is able to appreciate the orchestral music’s beauty in a light and pleasant atmosphere, surrounded by nature.
The concert is entirely free and is financed almost in full by Modo Bulgaria and with the help of friends. This is our gift to you, our true fans, and the occasion is Modo’s fifth birthday.
Becoming a co-producer of the concert means that you will assist for its realization and will demonstrate that such events are wanted and needed in Bulgaria. Massive cultural projects of this kind can only exist if we all unite for the cause and support its fulfillment.
Georges Dimitrov is a guest-conductor at the National Opera and Ballet in Sofia as well as at the Sofia Music Theatre. He holds a Master’s Degree in opera and orchestral conducting and a Master’s Degree in choral conducting. Crucial for his professional development were masterclasses with Uroš Lajovic, Rossen Milanov and Miroslav Popsavov.
The German violinist Milena Wilke was born in a musical family where her father is a famous violin maker. Since her first steps in music, it was apparent that her talent is truly impressive and a number of prominent teachers started the very responsible task of working on its development. Incredibly important was Milena’s work with the world-famous violinist Zakhar Bron whom she worked with since she was fourteen-years-old.
The violinist was a prizewinner of prestigious competitions in Germany, Serbia and Bulgaria and has been a soloist with various European orchestras, performing concerto repertoire by Paganini, Mozart, Beethoven, Sarasate, and others.
Host: Blagoy Boychev
- Franz von Suppé - Overture to the “Light Cavalry”
- Johannes Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 1
- Edward Grieg – “Peer Gynt”, Suite No. 1
- Camille Saint-Saens – Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
- Bedřich Smetana – “Vltava” from the symphonic poem “My Homeland“
- Antonin Dvorak – Slavonic Dance No. 8
- Johannes Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 5
- Jules Massenet – Meditation from the opera “Thaïs”
- Pyotr Tchaikovsky –“Polonaise” from the opera “Eugene Onegin” and “Waltz of the Flowers” from the ballet “The Nutcracker”
- Gioachino Rossini – Overture to the opera “William Tell”
- Pablo de Sarasate – Carmen Fantasy
- Dmitri Shostakovich – Waltz No. 2 from Jazz suite No. 2
- Emmanuel Chabrier – Spanish Rhapsody