Brass Pillow Concert in Plovdiv


25.10.2015 (Sunday)
11:00 and 17:00
Regional History Museum
1, Saedinenie Square, Plovdiv



For the first time in their history the famous Pillow Concerts will make a debut in Plovdiv at the Regional History Museum. The brass quintet with trumpeters Yan Dunev and Kostas Gkyavouris, together with Branimir Krandzhalov (French horn), Yavor Kostov (trombone) and Georgi Iliev (tuba) have prepared a fascinating programme with a selection of some of the most applauded pieces in their repertoire. The programme will include popular opera pieces, fiery Spanish rhythms and inspiring jazz compositions. All our guests are invited to join in with maracas, castanets, small drums, tambourines, and other percussion instruments available at home. It will not be the first concert in which our audience would play along with the musicians but this time it is highly unlikely that the brass quintet would be overpowered!

The traditional Pillow Workshop will precede each of the two concerts – at 10 a.m. and 16 p.m., respectively. Attendance is free of charge for our audience.


Parent – 20 leva
Child – 5 leva
Max price for a family – 35 leva



Yan Dunev, trumpet
Ivelin Kolev, trumpet, trumpet
Branimir Krandzhalov, French horn
Yavor Kostov, trombone
Georgi Iliev, tuba


Musical programme

A. Buykanov – Traffic on the Street
Georges Bizet – Excerpt from the opera “Carmen”
Fiesta de Candelaria
Sonny Kompanek – Killer Tango
Manuel Penella – El Gato Montes
Jacques Offenbach – “Can-can” from the opera “Orpheus in the Underworld”
Zequinha de Abreu – Tico, Tico
Lew Pollack – That’s a Plenty
Scott Joplin – The Entertainer
Aram Khachaturian – Sabre Dance
Just a Closer Walk
Old McDonald
Johannes Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 5
George Gerswin – Fascinating Rhythm
Harry Warren – Chattanooga Choo-Choo

Program, 25.10.2015

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

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