Tatiana Sarbinska in Concert in the Boston Area!

June 12, 2012

Transport yourself to a village square in Bulgaria! World On Stage presents "Voices of the Balkans" coming to the Regent Theater in Arlington, MA on Saturday, September 29, at 7pm

Enjoy the spectacular "Voice of Pirin", Tatiana Sarbinska, named National Treasure of Bulgaria, accompanied by virtuoso Bulgarian accordionist Koliu Kolev. And join Tatiana's Boston-based choruses, Divi Zheni and Zornitsa for an unforgettable evening of Bulgarian song and culture.

Concert details —

 

Saturday, September 29, 2012, 7pm

Voices of the Balkans

Featuring Tatiana Sarbinska, Kolyo Kolev, Divi Zheni, and Zornitsa
Presented by World on Stage
Regent Theater

7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA

 

Admission
$25 at the box office, or at the door

$21.25 in advance online through Eventbrite.

(For fifteen percent off the $25 price, use the discount code scm. A one-time $2.37 online purchase fee is added per order, for any ticket quantity, at Eventbrite).

 

Regent Theater: 781-646-4849;

Box Office: 781-861-9730

 

Discount tickets - eventbrite.com

World on Stage - worldonstage.org

Tatiana Sarbinska - tatianasarbinska.com

Divi Zheni - divizheni.net

A Prestigious Award for Composition!

October 1, 2010

Anyone who has had the opportunity to study with and be conducted by artistic director, Tatiana Sarbinska knows that she is truly multi-talented. A brilliant and passionate vocalist, and a gifted and devoted teacher, Tatiana also does many of the arrangements for her ensembles' songs. As a composer, Tatiana has written several beautiful songs of her own, including Katerino Mome and Oj Dimitre Sine Mitre, both of which are widely known and loved in Bulgaria. To add to her composition oeuvre, this past summer Tatiana wrote a beautiful orchestral piece titled "Moyeta Pesen" ("My Song"), for classical instruments and inspired by traditional Bulgarian music. She entered the piece in a juried competition, and yesterday we learned she won the top prize in her category!!! The competition was hosted by The Sveti Georgi Pobedonosets Foundation in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and the category in which she entered her piece was titled International Competition for Symphonic Composition Based on Traditional Motifs in 7/8. Congratulations Tanya!!!

 

Sarbinska Ensembles to Tour Bulgaria August 2010

April, 2010

Tatiana Sarbinska is preparing her three performance ensembles for a two-week concert tour in Bulgaria this coming August. The three groups are women's chorus and orchestra Divi Zheni, women's chorus Orfeia, and men's chorus and orchestra Zornitsa. The tour will span the diverse regions of Bulgaria, and will include performances in the Sredna Gora mountains at the renowned Koprivshtitsa folk festival, in the town of Sozopol by the Black Sea, and in the city of Plovdiv. The tour, which Ms. Sarbinska is co-organizing with her daughter Petya Todoroff, will also include visits to cultural and historical sites, including the famous Kazanlak rose factory, the Todoroff vineyards, and the Cave of Orpheus. Her ensemble members are thrilled and brimming with anticipation of this enriching and exhilarating tour!

 

Tatiana Sarbinska with Theodosii Spassov

USA Concert Tour - Spring 2009!

March 2009

Bulgarian vocal legend Tatiana Sarbinska will join her fellow countryman, Theodosii Spassov, a renowned folkloric and jazz kaval player, for a continent-spanning tour, bringing the beautiful, unearthly and exhilarating sounds of the Balkans to American audiences. Spassov will be accompanied by his stellar band "Theodosii Spassov Folk Project", featuring Peyo Peev (gadulka), Ivan Georgiev (gaida), Genaduy Rashkov (drums), and Peter Milanov (guitar, tambura). This tour, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of Bulgarian independence, is presented by The Bulgarian-American Cultural Center MADARA and Violeta Zheliazkova of BGFocus. Click here for concert details!

 

Tatiana Biography on YouTube!

August, 2008

When Tatiana toured Bulgaria in the fall of 2007 for her Bridge Across Borders concert series, a TV network filmed her, and produced a biography about her musical legacy and work in both Bulgaria and America. One of Tatiana's video savvy fans has very kindly put the biography online in four parts — thank you for that! At the beginning of this clip Tatiana sings Mari Zarmaknaya, a traditional song with members of her ensembles, Orfeia and Divi Zheni, singing the accompanying chords. Click on the YouTube logo in the lower right corner to go to the web site and see other clips from the biography.

 

Bulgarian Revelry in the Heart of Cambridge

December 2007

Every year, the Revels production company explores a different region of the globe, bringing folk music and dance traditions alive for local audiences. This year the cast journeyed to the Balkans, creating a gorgeous village full of complex harmonies, brilliant dancing, and beautiful textiles. Tatiana served as music consultant to the Revels' artistic and music directors, helping create a beautiful, powerful program of music relating to the Balkan winter traditions and rituals. She also coached the huge chorus of adults and children, and featured artists Libana, to help make a gorgeous Balkan sound. Audience members delighted, and Daniel Gewertz of the Boston Globe said "The 37th annual Christmas Revels is one of the finest within memory." Indeed!

 

 

Bridge Across Borders - a Beautiful Bulgaria Concert Tour

November 2007

In early October Tatiana traveled to Bulgaria to perform a rich and wonderful concert series, Bridge Across Borders, supported by some of the best traditional musicians in Bulgaria, including kaval player extraordinaire, Teodossi Spassov. Tatiana was joined in her concerts by her daughter, the singer Petya Todoroff, and by members of Tatiana's Boston and DC ensembles, Divi Zheni and Orfeia. Tatiana and her fellow performers were received with great outpourings of love and appreciation. Click here for Priscilla's and Paula's write-ups of the tour, including some gorgeous photos.

 

Tatiana Sarbinska & the Pirin Ensemble to Perform in Bulgaria in October!

September 2007

In a series of retrospective concerts and television appearances, Tatiana Sarbinska and the Pirin Ensemble will perform at Symphony hall in Sofia, as well as in Blagoevgrad and Chepelare in early October. At these wonderful concerts to celebrate their musical heritage and legacy, Tatiana and the Pirin Ensemble will be accompanied by members of two of Tatiana's groups, Orfeia and Divi Zheni. Click here for concert details and ticket information!

 

Cambridge Annual Christmas Revels is Balkan

August 2007

This coming holiday season, the Cambridge Revels, the celebrated annual performance of international folk music and dance, will feature songs and dances of the Balkan nations! Tatiana is acting as consultant to the directors, George Emlen and Patrick Swanson, and featured artists, Libana, as they develop a program that highlights the captivating rhythms and harmonies of the region. Tickets will be on sale as of October 20!

 

Tatiana will Teach at The New School of Music

July 2007

Tatiana is very excited to be teaching Balkan singing at The New School of Music in Cambridge, MA, starting in the fall of 2007. She will offer classes for children and teens, and a mixed class for adults & children.

Check the New School website for details and registration info.

 

Katerino Mome and Makedonsko Devojche CDs are available!

July 2007

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We are delighted to announce that Tatiana's two newly released CDs have arrived stateside! They are both available for preview and purchase at CDBaby, and the tracks are available for download at iTunes. The first disc is Katerino Mome, a newly issued compilation of Tatiana's legendary recordings, produced by the Bulgarian National Radio. The second disc, Makedonsko Devojche, features brand new recordings by Tatiana of traditional and contemporary folk songs. It includes Oj Dimitre Sine Mitre, written by Tatiana, and now a big hit in Bulgaria!

 

Tatiana's new website is up!

June 2007

As you can see, Tatiana's website has been updated with a new design and current information. In addition to learning about Tatiana's recordings and upcoming performances, you can also find information about the ensembles she directs, and her work as a voice teacher . Site design by Plaidbathtub. Rila Mountains photo courtesy of Claire and friends on Flickr.