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Virtual Lecture: An Introduction to Bulgarian Music
November 15, 2020
3 p.m. PST
Free admission, all ages welcome, advance registration required
(Zoom link will be sent out to all registered participants on the morning of the presentation)
Topics will include: four of the geographical regions of Bulgaria and the musical styles associated with each region; traditional Bulgarian instrumentation, harmonies and rhythms; choral arrangements of folk melodies from the 20th century to the present; and a Q&A discussion at the end. We will play audio and video recordings to accompany the lecture.
Memories of Kindness:
An evening of Bulgarian and Jewish music,
to commemorate the rescue of Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust
During World War II, members of the Bulgarian government, the Orthodox Church, and individual citizens united to stop the deportation of Bulgarian Jews to Nazi concentration camps. Nearly 50,000 lives were saved. In honor of this event, Nevenka Folk Ensemble will be joined by world-renowned Bulgarian musicians Ivan and Tzvetanka Varimezovi to present a performance of traditional Bulgarian and Sephardic Jewish music, including pieces by celebrated Jewish Bulgarian composer Nikolay Kaufman.