51-st International Chamber Music Festival, 2015 – Concerts

June 10th (Wednesday), 8:00 PM, Ethnographic Museum, Ancient Plovdiv

OPENING CEREMONY

CAMERATA VOCAL ENSEMBLE – Kobe, Japan

Conductor YOSHIKO MIKI COLON

Piano accompaniment REIKO HORIE

First Part

Eric Colon (b. 1938) — Missa Lux in Kobe (first performance in Bulgaria): Kyrie; Gloria; Sanctus; Requiem aeternam; Agnus Dei (Composed for the 10th anniversary of the Great Earthquake in Kobe.)

Ave Maria (first performance in Bulgaria)

Ave Verum Corpus (first performance in Bulgaria)

Bombed Maria  (Hibaku no Maria), first performance in Bulgaria

Second Part

Anonymous work from the 16th century — Gózate, Virgen Sagrada

Anonymous work from the 16th century — ¡Oh madre del Rey del cielo!

Nikolay Stoykov (b. 1936) — A Lesson in Gadulka

Bozhidar Gatev (1930 – 2005) — Spring Song

Cherry Blossom (Sakura) — Japanese folk song , arr. E. Colon

Kiso Bushi — Japanese folk song, arr. H. Ishimaru (the origin of the song is from the Nagano Prefecture)

Lullaby from Takeda (Takeda no komori-uta) — Japanese folk song, arr. E. Colon (the origin of the song is from Takeda-Fushimi, Kyoto)

Hideo Kobayashi (b. 1931) — The  Larch Trees (Karamatsu)

Emmanuel Chabrier (1841 – 1894) — A Festival of Flowers (Matsuri  to hana to musume), originally from España Rhapsody, Lyrics:  S. Toba, arr. T. Takagi

Marking the anniversaries of Prof. Anastas Slavchev – long-standing art director of
the festival. The award is to be presented by Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov – Rector of the University of Agribusiness and Rural Development, sponsor of the ICMF.

June 12th (Friday), 8:00 PM, Ethnographic Museum, Ancient Plovdiv 

HARRINGTON STRING QUARTET, USA

ROSSITZA GOSA – violin

KEITH REDPATH – violin

VESSELIN TODOROV – viola

EMMANUEL LOPEZ – cello

Wolfgang Аmadeus Моzart (1756 – 1791) — String Quartet No.15 KV 421, d moll (Allegro moderato; Andante; Menuetto. Allegretto; Allegretto ma non troppo)

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901) — String Quartet, e moll (Allegro; Andantino; Prestissimo; Scherzo Fuga. Allegro assai mosso)

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828) — String Quartet No.14 Death and the Maiden (D 810), d moll (Allegro; Andante; Scherzo: Allegro molto; Presto)

In partnership with the Sofia Music Weeks International Festival

June 13th (Saturday), 11:00 AM, Concert Hall,  Dobrin Petkov National School of Music and Dance

YOUNG  МUSIC TALENTS Маtinee

70 YEARS DOBRIN PETKOV NATIONAL SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DANCE – PLOVDIV

Chitarra Camerata Guitar Ensemble, Music Director Dr. Milena Valcheva

Mark Houghton (b. 1959) — Ballad, Tango

Ralph Paulsen-Bahnsen (b. 1954) — Classical Disaster

Flute quartet Ivailo Vassilev, Nevena Atanassova, Kristian Hristov, Zlatina Georgieva, Teacher Dr. Ivailo Vassilev

Alfred Schnittke (1934 – 1998) — Suite in the Old Stylearr. for four flutes Dm. Varelas

Puldin Piano Trio Nikolay Marinov– piano, Stefan Hubenov – violin, Ziad qassem – cello, Teacher Detelina Marinkeva

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) — Allegro con brio from Piano Trio No.4 оp.11, B dur

Anton Arensky (1861 – 1906) — Elegia from Piano Trio No.1 op.32, d moll

Nekrima Trio Nevena Atanassova – flute, Kristina Yumerska – horn, Mariela Plachkova – piano, Teacher Acad. Prof. Stoyan Karaivanov

Franz Doppler (1821 – 1883) — Idyll op.34

Gary Schocker (b. 1959) — Sun, from Water Music (first performance in Bulgaria)

Тrumpet trio Vladimir Hadzhiev, Konstantin Tabakov, Viktor Metodiev, Teacher Pencho Penchev, Piano accompaniment Mariyana Koleva

Leroy Anderson (1908 – 1975) — Bugler’s Holiday

Frank Martin Players Youth Chamber Orchestra, Music Director Plamen Prodanov

Gustav Holst (1874 – 1934) — St. Paul’s Suite op.29 No.2: Finale: The Dargason

Мarin Goleminov (1908 – 2000) — Fairy Tale and Dance from Five Sketches for String Orchestra

Presto Percussion Ensemble, Music Director Pencho Penchev

Folk Rhythms (arr. Simeon Serafimov)

Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 – 1908) — Flight of the Bumblebee

Мarkus Ridderbusch — Stickbeat

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June 16th (Tuesday), 8:00 PM, Еthnographic Museum, Ancient Plovdiv  

DANIELA SHTEREVA – violin

IREN KAPELOVSKA – piano

Wolfgang Аmadeus Моzart (1756 – 1791) — Violin Sonata No.32 KV 454, B dur (Largo – Allegro; Andante; Allegretto)

Francis Poulenc (1899 – 1963) — Violin Sonata, FP 119 (Allegro con fuoco; Intermezzo; Presto tragico)

Five lullabies:

  • Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918) – Jascha Heifetz  (1901 – 1987) — Beau Soir (L 6)
  • Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1957) — Berceuse  op.79 No.6
  • Karol Szymanowski (1882 – 1937) — La Berceuse  d’Aitacho Enia op.52
  • Pancho Vladigerov (1899 – 1978) — Lullaby оp.50
  • Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 – 1931) — Rêve d’Enfant op.14

Pablo Sarasate (1844 – 1908) — Zigeunerweisen

June 18th (Thursday), 8:00 PM, Еthnographic Museum , Ancient Plovdiv

PAVEL and АNNA KHMARA, violin – piano, Ukraine

Wolfgang Аmadeus Моzart (1756 – 1791) — Violin Sonata No.21 KV 304, e moll (Allegro; Tempo di Menuetto)

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) — Violin Sonata No.3 op.108, d moll (Allegro; Adagio; Un poco presto e con sentimento; Presto agitato)

Karol Szymanowski (1882 – 1937) — Violin Sonata op.9, d moll (Allegro moderato; Andante tranquillo e dolce; Allegro molto quasi presto)

Igor Stravinsky (1882 – 1971)  — Suite Italienne for violin and piano (after ballet Pulcinella, transcribed by the composer and S. Dushkin): Introduzione (Allegro moderato); Serenata (Larghetto); Tarantella (Vivace); Gavotta con due Variazioni: Variazione 1 (Allegretto) – Variazione 2 (Allegretto più tosto moderato) ; Scherzino (Presto alla breve); Minuetto e Finale: Moderato – Finale (Molto vivace)

Under the patronage of Eng. Dimitar Georgiev – Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Plovdiv, sponsor of the ICMF.

June 19th (Friday), 7:00 PM, Еthnographic Museum , Ancient Plovdiv

Classical and Jazz

First Part

АNTONI DONCHEV – piano

LILIA ILIEVA – vocalist

Popular songs by  George Gershwin (1898 – 1937), Duke Ellington (1899 – 1974), Cole Porter (1891 – 1964)

Second Part

GORY SAX QUARTET

YAVOR GAYDOV – soprano saxophone

GORAN TASHEV – alto saxophone

DIMITAR BAKARDZHIEV – tenor saxophone

АТАNAS HADZHIEV – baritone saxophone

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) — Organ fugue, g moll

Еrik Satie (1866 – 1925) — Jazznopedie # 1

Johann Strauss – the Son (1825 – 1899) — Perpetuum mobile, arr. G. Tashev

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953) — Peter and the Wolf, arr. Ph. Marillia

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943) — Vocalise  op.34 No.14, arr. G. Tashev  

Krassimir Kyurkchiysky (1936 – 2011) — Dilmano Dilbero, arr. G. Tashev

Vasil Belezhkov (b. 1984) — Bossa Copa

June 20th (Saturday), 8:00 PM, Еthnographic Museum, Ancient Plovdiv

CLOSING CEREMONY

KEVORK МАRDIROSSIAN – violin, USA / 60th anniversary of the artist

LEE PHILLIPS – piano, USA

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) — Violin Sonata No.2  op.100, A dur (Allegro amabile; Andante tranquillo-Vivace-Andante-Vivace; Allegretto grazioso)

Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918) — Violin Sonata L 140 (Allegro vivo; Intermède: Fantasque et léger; Finale: Très animé)

César Franck (1822 – 1890) — Violin Sonata, A dur (Allegretto ben moderato; Allegro; Ben moderato: Recitative – Fantasia; Allegretto poco mosso)

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