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Monday 14 October 2019
14 October 2019 - 20 October 2019
October 2019
28.09.2019 - 23.11.2019

Piano Extravaganza Festival

Bulgaria Hall,
Bulgaria Chamber Hall
Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall,
At its 9th edition, Piano Extravaganza Festival will present eight piano recitals, one chamber music concerts, one jazz concert, one music evening and “Open doors day” for adults and children. The extraordinary artists and the variety of the repertoire of the 12 events will satisfy even the most sophisticated connoisseurs.
The event has become a music festival with a distinct theme, which makes it unique in its character and program content.
The program of the event includes, along with the well-known masterpieces of classical music, works of similarly high quality, but rarely performed or by authors left undeservedly in the shadow of the most brilliant composers.
The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality
Festivals
01.10.2019 - 11.12.2019

Baroque Arts Festival – 13 th Edition

The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality. It has established itself as the only festival in Bulgaria about ancient music. It presents the European musical art through historically informed performance and instruments relevant to the era during which the music pieces were created, and thus places Sofia among the hosts of such festivals - Barcelona, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Bucharest and others. The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
https://sofiabaroque.org
Festivals
01.10.2019 - 11.12.2019

Baroque Arts Festival – 13th Edition

Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall, Serdica's Largo, National Academy of Music Hall, Bulgaria Hall, 5 Oborishte N5 Hall, Vasilevi Brothers Business Center, Nadezhda MCI
The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality. It has established itself as the only festival in Bulgaria about ancient music. It presents the European musical art through historically informed performance and instruments relevant to the era in which the works were created, and thus places Sofia among the hosts of such festivals - Barcelona, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Bucharest and others.
Festivals
05.10.2019 - 20.10.2019

CineLibri 2019

Cinelibri is an international film festival dedicated to film adaptations based on literary works. There is a selection of competing films, parallel program of films and international jury of renowned artists. A unique multi-genre forum, facilitating the expansion of intercultural relations, promoting the achievements of European culture in Bulgaria and of Bulgarian culture around the world, strengthening the image of the Bulgarian capital as a significant cultural location in Europe. Each year, the festival presents the best film adaptations. In addition to the competing films, the festival has several additional sections, including: Bulgarian feature and short films; contemporary European and world productions; biopics about famous authors; a selection of documentaries about prominent artists; gala evenings dedicated to different cultures; an accompanying program of special events and meetings with autographs, educational and discussion events, a cycle of movies that can be watched for free and more.
Festivals
16.10.2019

Baroque Arts Festival –Chalumeau - Lost Love

Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski - Ceremonial Hall


The Dutch virtuoso Erik Bosgraaf will perform not only on recorder, but also on chalumeau. In addition to rare and intriguing works, Bosgraaf will also play Vivaldi's and Bach's masterpieces. United in Ensemble Cordevento, he will perform together with Wei Hung (recorder) from Taiwan, the Bulgarian bassoon player – expert in historically informed performance Sabina Yordanova, and other performers from Italy, Russia and Germany.


Ensemble Cordevento:
Erik Bosgraaf – chalumeau, recorder
Carl Rosman – chalumeau, recorder
Wei Hung – recorder
Sabina Yordanova – baroque bassoon
Anna Dmitrieva – violin
Evgenia Bauer – viola
Alessandro Pianu – harpsichord

In the program: works by Telemann, Graupner, Vivaldi


The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2019.

Festivals
18.10.2019 - 24.10.2019

ACT Festival of independent theatre

The Red House Center for Culture and Debate, Azaryan Theater, Sfumato Theatre-Laboratory, Derida Dance Center, Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, French Institute in Bulgaria, Etude Gallery 2.0 Gallery and others.
The ACT Festival has an eight-year history and has proven to be a showcase of the best achievements in the free performing arts scene in Bulgaria. It is aimed at the creators and audiences of professional independent theater and dance troupes and is adapted for the foreign guests of the capital.
The international program is an opportunity for professional exchange as it is attended by some of the most up-to-date, independent European companies.
We anticipate the presentation of four performances by Joris Lacoste (France), Motus (Italy), choreographer Edivaldo Ernesto (Germany) and a performance from Israel. The event will meet 40 acclaimed foreign experts with Bulgarian professionals and provide opportunities for collaborations and future projects.

Festivals
24.10.2019

In Memory of the Word

Anniversary evenings of prominent representatives of Bulgarian literature – 90 years since the birth of Yordan Radichkov
Festivals
26.10.2019 - 03.11.2019

Sofia Independent Film Festival – 9th Edition

Lumiere Cinema
Sofia Independent Film Festival is the only festival dedicated to independent films in Southeast Europe. Initially presenting a panorama of independent American cinema, today the festival offers a great selection of European, Bulgarian, American and world cinema. Supports mainly the young and independent Bulgarian cinema. In 2019, the European dimension of the festival will be even stronger, and our efforts will be to present the Bulgarian film industry in its European context as one of the most rapidly and successfully developing ones at the moment. The focus of our efforts will be to give Sofia, as a creative city of cinema, a European festival of independent cinema and culture.
Festivals
03.11.2019

Baroque Arts Festival – When I look in your eyes...

Oborishte 5 Gallery and Hall

Alena Baeva – violin
Plamen Papazikov – baritone
Vasily Ilisavsky – fortepiano

In the program: chamber works by Schumann

The festival is part of the Cultural Events Calendar of Sofia Municipality for 2019.
Festivals