July 30th (Saturday) 2016
Blueberries Festival Bulgaria, Ambarica hut,
29-31 of July 2016
Come to the Balkans with your hearts open and a big smile on your face! High in the mountains, under the stars at the festival of the blueberries
at the Ambarica hut, we will be there, Chamber Ensemble “Silhouettes”. Besides admiring the beautiful view and taking part in the blueberries games,
we will give the sound of classical music to the mountain hills. Meet us on the 30th of July (Saturday) on the meadow in front of the hut, exactly at 15:30.
Programme: Handel-Halvorsen, L. Pipkov, J. Ibert, D. Milhaud, folk songs
Join the event at Festival's Facebook page.
11th March (Friday) 2016 г.
Encore – Concert of prof. Ventseslav Nikolov (cello)
and Chamber Ensemble "Silhouettes"
On March 11 (Friday) at 19.00 in the chamber hall of the House of Culture "Iskar" prof. Ventseslav Nikolov (cello) together with Chamber Ensemble "Silhouettes" gave a concert which included miniatures by J. S. Bach, G. Fr. Handel, G. Faure, P. I. Tchaikovsky, S. Rachmaninov, B. Bartok etc. During the concert V. Nikolov presented his book of poetry "Encore".
Address: House of Culture "Iskar", bul. "Krastijo Pastuhov" No. 23 (near the lake in Drujba 1). map
Transport: metro to metrostation „Iskarsko shosse”, trams 20 and 23, busses 604 and 88.
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21st of December (Monday) 2015
Christmas concert of prof. Ventseslav Nikolov (cello)
and Chamber Ensemble "Silhouettes"
Prof. Ventseslav Nikolov (cello) and Chamber Ensemble "Silhouettes" played together at a Christmas charity concert
in the "Slaveykov" Hall of the French Institute, "Slaveykov" Square No.3.
The concert was held on December 21 at 19 o'clock.
Programme: J. S. Bach, J. Barrier, J. Haydn, M. Ravel, B. Bartok, R. Schumann, F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, F. Schubert
Watch the event online at Streamer.bg.
22nd of November (Sunday)/29th of November (Sunday) 2015
Two concerts of Chamber ensemble "Silhouettes"
at the first edition of Agitato’ - Sofia chamber music festival
Chamber ensemble "Silhouettes" will excite the chamber music lovers with a concert that will take part
in the first edition
of Agitato’ - Sofia chamber music festival in which they are part of the organization. The concert will be on 22nd
of November in the Grand Hall of BAS (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) at 19:30 in memoriam of the great Bulgarian violinist prof. Georgi Badev, who left us in the year of 2015. The program contains works by W. A. Mozart, J. Brahms,
I. Stravinsky, V. Kazandjiev.
The musicians will also participate in the festival’s final concert on 29th of November 2015 at 19:30 in the Great Hall of BAS, under the headline "Life after the end", together with Duo "Collage". In this concert Chamber ensemble "Silhouettes" will perform "Quartet for the end of time" (Quatuor pour la fin du temps) by Olivier Messiaen, Duo "Collage" - Francis Poulenc's monoopera in one act "The human voice".
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Agitato’- Sofia chamber music festival is an event that is especially directed to the art of chamber music. People familiar with the music terminology know that agitato from Italian means elated, exited. This name is a natural expression of the enthusiasm and dedication to chamber music performing as well as the willingness of the organizers to attract followers in their initiative. The first edition of the Festival is dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War II. The program includes instrumental musical works as well as vocal ones. The organizer is "Sofia - spirit and culture" association. The project is supported by National fund "Culture".
Address of the hall: Sofia, "15-ti noemvri" str. No.1, by the Parliament
You can buy tickets online at www.ticketsbg.com; on the cash desk of Cantus Firmus ("Bulgaria" hall) and in front of the hall right before the concert.
20th October 2015
Concert in House of Culture "Iskar"
On October 20, 2015 at 18.30 in the concert hall of the House of Culture "Iskar" Chamber Ensemble "Silhouettes"
will present works from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, G. Fr. Handel-Halvorsen, Ljubomir Pipkov, Pancho Vladigerov,
Address: House of Culture "Iskar", bul. "Krastijo Pastuhov" No. 23 (near the lake in Drujba 1)
Transport: metro to metrostation „Iskarsko shosse”, trams 20 and 23, busses 604 and 88
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18th September 2015
Eighth Festival of Youth Arts
"Via Pontica" 2015 – Balchik
On September 18, 2015 at 7 pm in Cultural Center Palace – Stone Hall, a concert of Chamber Ensemble "Silhouettes" took place within the Eighth Festival of Youth Arts "Via Pontica" – Balchik. The program included two quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Bohuslav Martinu, as well as the musical tale "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergei Prokofiev together with the soprano Nadezhda Devedjieva in the role of the reader.
Programme: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Quartet in g moll, KV 478 KV; L. van Beethoven – Trio for clarinet, violoncello and piano, op. 11, B dur; Bohuslav Martinů – Quartet for clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano, H.315; Sergei Prokofiev – "Peter and the Wolf".
The program of the festival could be found here.
5th May 2015
Musical Tuesdays in BIAD Concert Hall
On May 5, 2015 at 7 p.m. in BIAD Concert Hall ("Asen Zlatarov" Hall), 108 "G. S. Rakovski", floor 2,
the musicians from Chamber ensemble "Silhouettes" presented to the audience four remarkable works from the classical repertoire. The performers thank all their friends and all fans of chamber music, to experience the wonderful moments together.
The concert was a part of "Musical Tuesdays in BIAD Hall" series. It was organized with the kind support of Sofia municipal fund "Culture".
TICKETS: every working day - at the porter's office of the building, and in the day of the concert - in front of the entrance of the hall.
Ticket price: ordinary - 8 lv., for students and pensioners - 4 lv.
Programme: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Quartet in g moll, KV 478 KV; L. van Beethoven – Trio for clarinet, violoncello and piano, op. 11, B dur;
Bohuslav Martinů – Quartet for clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano, H.315; Antonín Dvořák – Trio for violin, violoncello and piano, оp. 90, e moll, "Dumky".
15th March/17th March 2015 г.
A. Schönberg - "Pierrot Lunaire" and Yordan Daffov - "The course of time"
On March 15, 2015 at 7 p.m. in "Europe" Hall, Rousse within the "March Music Days" International festival and on March 17, 2015 at 7.30 p.m. in Studio 1 in the Bulgarian National Radio, Sofia Chamber Ensemble "Silhouettes" together with prof. Ventseslav Nikolov (cello), Galia Simeonova (sopran), Natalia Afeyan (mezzosopran) and Alexander Djambazov (flute) presented to the audience "Pierrot Lunaire" of Arnold Schönberg and "The course of time" of Yordan Daffov (premiere).
6th February 2015
"Peter and the Wolf" in the National School of Music
On February 6, 2015 at 5 p.m. Chamber Ensemble "Silhouettes" presented to the audience the beautiful musical tale for children "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergei Prokofiev in the hall of the National School of Music "Lyubomir Pipkov". The work is arranged for violin, cello, clarinet and piano by Kristiyan Kaloyanov. The narrator's role is entrusted to the actor Kamen Koev. The concert was organized with the kind support of the National School of Music as a part of the "Generations" series.
At the end of the 1930s the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev created the symphonic work for children on behalf of the Central Children's Theatre in Moscow. He wrote the piece in just 4 days, as well as the text of the story. The premiere of "Peter and the Wolf" was on May 2, 1936, conducted by Prokofiev himself. The beautiful music and the accessible storyline quickly became one of the most popular and beloved works of our time.