The team of the Music and Drama Theater “Konstantin Kisimov” in Veliko Tarnovo will lead the audience on a musical journey with popular rhythms from Bulgarian, Serbian, Turkish and Romanian folklore.
The guest star in the new musical project of MDT is the primate with a phenomenal voice Yildiz Ibrahimova.
The premiere of the concert-spectacle “Balkanika” is on November 30 at 7 p.m. in the great hall of the Veliko Tarnovo theater.
The program is a unique combination of works by classical composers who use folk motifs and themes in their works, and authentic folk melodies from the Balkans, transformed into a version for a symphony orchestra. The audience will also be able to enjoy popular songs from Bulgarian, Romanian, Serbian and Turkish folklore in a new symphonic arrangement.
“The project is a continuation of the creative line of our theater in recent years to combine different musical styles and give them a symphonic sound. In this direction is our creative collaboration with the beloved Orlin Goranov, the rock musicians from B.T.R., with the supergroup “The Foundation”, Donny and Netty, Mandolin Quintet “Sofia” and others. Now we have tried to capture the musical beauty of the Balkans, and so, combining different cultures, the idea to invite Yildiz Ibrahimova was somehow born naturally,” shared the conductor Georgi Patrikov.
The singer has a unique vocal range that spans four octaves and perfect vocal technique.
She is among the performers who can freely choose between different styles in jazz, classical music, spontaneous improvisation or authentic folklore. Yildiz Ibrahimova will delight residents of Veliko Tarnovo with popular songs from Bulgarian, Turkish and Roma folklore. The guest will present her version of “Jhelem Jhelem”, in which fragments of Pablo Sarasate’s “Gypsy Chants” are interwoven. He will also perform another popular song – “Ederlesi”, together with the orchestra and choir of the Veliko Tarnovo Theater.
The program will include the famous Bulgarian Kopanica arranged for a symphony orchestra by Zdravko Rusev, “Horo Staccato” by Grigorash Diniku and Pancho Vladigerov, as well as “Ruchenitsa” from the suite “Thracian Dances” by Petko Stainov. With “Romanian Rhapsody N 1” by George Enescu, based on Romanian folk melodies, we will transport ourselves to our northern neighbor. At the beginning, the audience will immerse themselves in the theme through its authentic sound – for a violin and two accordions, and then the musical flavor will be complemented by the orchestra.
During the concert-spectacle, the Romale suite, based on ethnic motifs from the beloved film “The Camp Goes to Heaven”, will be performed for the first time in front of an audience.
The composition was written especially for the symphony orchestra of the Veliko Tarnovo Theater by Marek Dyakov, and he himself will appear on stage as an accordionist.
The premiere of the concert-performance “Balkanika” with the special participation of Yildiz Ibrahimova is on November 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets are sold at the box office of MDT “Konstantin Kisimov”, as well as online on the theater’s website.