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On Sofia stage after more than a decade

Young cellist Michael Petrov with New Symphony Orchestra in Bulgaria Hall
The opening 2018 concert given by the New Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Petko Dimitrov on 24 February 2018, drew into Bulgaria Hall both admirers of the Orchestra and professionals, lured into coming by rarely performed or even Bulgarian premieres of some of the pieces on the programme. The event was dedicated to the Bulgarian Presidency …

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A Fairy at the Russian Centre of Culture and Information, Sofia

Bulgarian legends have it that the kingdom of fairies (samodivas) is a mythical land far, far away where the sky and ground merge into one. They would come here on 25 March (the Feast of Annunciation) and leave on 29 August (the feast day of John the Baptist). They may fall in love with a lad or lure a shepherded into playing to them. The next morning, the grass where they have danced barefoot is left charred and the shepherd boy has gone insane after what he has seen. One can catch and keep. …

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A visiting musical for kids performed by kids at Bulgarian Army Theatre

The children’s Margaritki Opera and Ballet Studio, Stara Zagora Opera House, showed in Sofia the musical A Summer in a Swamp. Biologists Nia Toshkova and Violeta Zhelyazkova, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, BAS, are behind the idea of the production seeking to focus the attention on one of Bulgaria’s natural sights, the Chokliovo Swamp within the Baikal Nature Reserve near the city of Radomir.

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