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94 Years “Varna summer” International Music Festival

19.07.2020г. - 24.10.2020г.

PROGRAMME 2020

19-07-2020,  21:00hrs - Official opening
Open Air Theater

10-08-2020, 19:00hrs - Vesselin Stanev piano recital
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

12-08-2020, 19:30hrs - Book presentation
Archaeological museum

12-08-2020, 21:00hrs - Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble
Archaeological museum

14-08-2020, 19:00hrs - Piano trio
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

16-08-2020, 19:00hrs - Lyudmil Angelov piano recital
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

17-08-2020, 19:00hrs - Dimitar Burov masterclass participants - concert
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

18-08-2020, 19:00hrs - Emil Ivanov masterclass participants - concert 
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

19-08-2020, 19:00hrs - Prof. Minchev masterclass participants - concert 
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

26-08-2020, 19:00hrs - Beethoven Complete Violoncello Sonatas
Varna State Opera

27-08-2020, 19:00hrs - Artis Quartet 
Varna State Opera

28-08-2020, 10:00hrs - International symposium
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

28-08-2020, 19:00hrs - concert
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

29-08-2020, 10:00hrs - International symposium
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

29-08-2020, 19:00hrs - concert
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

30-08-2020, 10:00hrs - International symposium
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

30-08-2020, 19:00hrs - concert
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

03-09-2020, 19:00hrs - Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra
Festival and Congress Center, Hall 1 

05-09-2020, 19:00hrs - Jazz, Classical Music and Tango


07-09-2020, 19:00hrs - Mario Hossen and Piero Barbareschi


09-09-2020, 19:00hrs - Mario Carbotta and La Magnifica Comunità
Aula of the University of Economics

04-10-2020, 11:00hrs - "Sinfonietta" Chamber Ensemble
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

06-10-2020, 19:00hrs - Presentation of a book
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

10-10-2020, 19:00hrs - Martin Haselböck
Festival and Congress Center, Hall 1

24-10-2020, 19:00hrs - Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Festival and Congress Center, Hall 1

 

Venues: Festival and Congress Center, City Art Gallery, Open-air Theater, Aula od the Iniversity of Economic, courtyard of the Archaeological Museum  
Organiser: Varna Municipality, Culture and Intellectual Development Directorate
Contacts: Plamena Tsoneva – tel. 052 820 669; mob. 0888630092;
e-mail: tsoneva@varnasummerfest.org http://varnasummerfest.org

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“Varna Summer” International Music Festival is the first music festival in Bulgaria, founded in 1926 in the city of Varna.
Almost 100 years ago, just after the official opening of the Varna’s Sea Baths in 1926 - the first SPA center in the sea town, emblematic personalities of Varna society at that time, among them the composers Pancho Vladigerov and Dobri Hristov, set the beginning of the first in the country music celebrations, which later became the biggest International Music Festival in Bulgaria. Having received national and international recognition, today the Festival is a representative forum of Bulgarian and world music and music performing art.
The slogan of the first organisers "to unite the best music celebrities of the country" finds its continuation and advance in the promotion of Bulgarian music culture in the policy of Festival’s programming. A number of Bulgarian works have been performed for the first time within the "Varna Summer".

The Festival has multi-genre character and includes the following modules:

Core Program – symphony and chamber music
International Summer Music Academy
Music Lab – Varna
Renaissance and Baroque Music
Opera and Ballet
Crossover
Intermezzo – in partnership with the “Varna Summer” International Theater Festival 
“Varna Summer for Kids” - series of educational concerts
Parallel Program – exhibitions, films, conferences and others

In its more than 90-year long history the Festival has impressed with the presence of soloists, conductors, symphony and chamber orchestras, choirs, opera ensembles, ballet companies from around the world. But the ambition of every next festival program is to present at the stage of the "Varna Summer" IMF both the renowned names of the world music culture and young artists - future stars. In 1987 the Festival became a member of the European Festival Association based in Geneva. Nowadays, EFA is one of the major non-governmental organizations working at European level in Brussels on the cultural policies of the old continent, which twice consecutively awarded the EFFE Label to "Varna Summer" IMF within the period 2015-2020

In June 2019 The Festival was honored with the EFFE label, an Europe’s quality stamp, for its program and organization among 715 festivals across Europe. The exceptional success of the festival was also confirmed by receiving the AUDIENCE AWARD.

Artistic Director in 2019 and 2020 is Prof. Mario Hossen.  


 

 

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