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95 Years “Varna summer” International Music Festival

Saturday, 26/06/2021г.-Sunday, 10/10/2021г.
95 Years “Varna summer” International Music Festival

Programme 2021

26th of June, 20:00hrs - Official opening
Varna open-air theater

26th of June, 20:00hrs - Percussion Fiesta 1 Rhithms & Fire
Archaeological Museum

29th of June, 20:00hrs - Percussion Fiesta 2 Bach Mirror
Archaeological Museum

30th of June, 20:00hrs - Percussion Fiesta 3 La Fiesta
Archaeological Museum

1st of July, 19:00hrs - Human Tides
"Stoyan Bachvarov" Drama theater, Main stage

2nd of July - 4th of July, 9:00-12:00hrs - German Romanticism - Brahms, Liszt, Mahler
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

2nd of July, 19:00hrs - Concert Brahms - Liszt - Bruckner
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

3rd of July, 19:00hrs - Martin Haselböck
Festival and Congress Centre, Hall 1

4th of July, 12:00hrs - German Romanticism - Lieder Concert
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

4th of July, 19:00hrs - Concert Brahms - Mahler
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

8th of July, 20:00hrs - Pilecadone Wind Quintet
Archaeological Museum

9th of July, 19:00hrs - Artis Quartet
"Stoyan Bachvarov" Drama theater, main stage

9th of July, 20:30hrs - Flamenco reborn
Festival and congress center

10th and 12th of July, 21:15hrs - Portraits of the Unknown
Archaeological Museum 

14th of July, 19:00hrs - Vesko Stambolov - piano
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

16th of July, 19:00hrs - Piano duo Aglika Genova and Liuben Dimitrov
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

19th of July, 19:00hrs - Participants in the workshop by duo Genova - Dimitrov
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

20th of July, 19:00hrs - Participants in the masterclasses of Dimitar Burov
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

21st of July, 09:00 - 11:00hrs. - Annual violinists competition "Fund prof. Mincho Minchev's violins"
City art gallery "Boris Georgiev"

21st of July, 19:00hrs - Participants in the masterclasses of Prof. Mincho Minchev
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

22nd of July, 19:00hrs - Participants in the masterclasses of Emil Ivanov
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

23rd of July, 19:00hrs - Piano Trio Atos, Germany
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

26th of July, 20:00hrs - Ars Nova Lux Ensemble
Archaeological Museum

27th of July, 20:00hrs - Sofia Philharmonic Orcestra
Varna open-air theatre

31st of July, 19:00hrs - Recital of Krassimira Stoyanova – soprano and Ludmil Angelov - piano
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

1st of August, 19:00 - Pierre Amoyal and Bertrand Giraud
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

5th of August, 22:30hrs - Meetings with Dedi Yozi
Menthol Club

7th of August, 20:00hrs - Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition
Archaeological Museum

8th of August, 20:00hrs - Reflector - Premiere
Archaeological Museum

10th of August, 19:00hrs - Violin school in Varna
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

13th of August, 19:00hrs - EU Rising stars
"Stoyan Bachvarov" Drama theater, main stage

20th of August, 21:00hrs - Gala Concert
Varna open-air theater

28th of August, 19:00hrs - Luisa Sello and Ensemble Le Agane
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

29th of August, 19:00hrs - Flash mob
Sea garden

7th of September, 19:00hrs - Integral: Violoncello Suitas by J.S.Bach - I
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

8th of September, 19:00hrs - Concentus Musicus Wien 
Festival and congress center Varna

9th of September, 19:00hrs - Integral: Violoncello Suitas by J.S. Bach - II
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

10th of September, 19:00hrs - Baroque Rhetoric
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

11th of September, 19:00hrs - Festival baroque orchestra
University of Economics - Aula

12th of September, 21:00hrs - Premiere of the film "Flight"
Menthol Club

10th of October, 11:00hrs - Milko Kolarov - 75th anniversary
City Art Gallery "Boris Georgiev"

11th of October, 19:00hrs - 75th anniversary of Prof. Milko Kolarov – creative meeting
Radio Varna

31th of October, 11:00hrs - French fairy 
Festival and congress center

28th of November, 11:00hrs - Winter fairytale
Festival and congress center

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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.  

Venues: Festival and Congress Center, City Art Gallery, Open-air Theater, courtyard of the Archaeological Museum, Drama theater "Stoyan Bachvarov", University of Economics-Aula, Radio Varna
Organiser: Varna Municipality, Culture and Intellectual Development Directorate
Contact details: tel.: +359 52 820 352; e-mail: culture@varna.bg
www.varnasummerfest.org

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