BNR Symphony Orchestra 2012

BNR Symphony Orchestra Season 2012, opens with the famous piece Carmina Burana on October 5. Under the baton of maestro Emil Tabakov at “Bulgaria” hall classical music lovers will enjoy series of performances, divided into two cycles (please find the program below).

As a leading orchestra in the musical culture of Bulgaria and the European Community BNR Symphony Orchestra 2012 has recorded not only in Bulgaria, but also in many foreign countries for companies like PHONIC (Belgium), SOUND PRODUCTS (Netherlands), HARMONIA MUNDI (France), BMG ARIOLA (Italy), PYRAMID RECORD (USA) and others.

The Symphony Orchestra of the Bulgarian National Radio, Rhapsody in Blue, Performed during  Fortissimo Fest

Since November 2008, the principal conductor of the Radio Symphony Orchestra is the world famous Bulgarian composer and conductor Emil Tabakov.

BNR Symphony Orchestra Season 2012 will be dedicated to one of the most remarkable Bulgarian conductors – Vasil Stefanov and the 100 anniversary of his birth. For three decades in a row he was one of the most successful conductors of the BNR Symphony Orchestra.

Soloists of the  upcoming concerts will be talented artists, among which Stoyka Milanova,  Vanya Milanova, Mincho Minchev, Simona Mangova, Evgeni Bozhanov etc.  Also a plethora of guest artists and conductors will be part of the program. On March 8, 2013, the world-renowned violist Yuri Bashmet will celebrate his 60th anniversary in Bulgaria. Together with the orchestra, they will play for the first time in Bulgaria the piece “Styx” by the Georgian composer Giya Kancheli .

BNR Symphony Orchestra 2012 will celebrate also two other anniversaries – 200 years since the birth of Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi. Tribute to the great Italian composer will be paid with “Requiem”, under the baton of Vladimir Gyaurov. The anniversary of Wagner will be celebrated with a special concert, where the soloist will be the favorite voice of Herbert von Karayan – the opera prima Anna Tomova – Sintova.

BNR Symphony Orchestra Season 2012 (click for larger program from October till December)

Useful links:

Full program (Word file) of BNR Orchestra
Maestro Emil Tabakov official webpage
Tickets can be purchased at Bulgaria Concert Hall, or online from Ticketsbg