Friday, October 21, 2011 BOSTON, MA THEODOSII SPASSOV & BALKAN TALES
with special guests from Boston Plamen Karadonev
and Elena Koleva
Presented by the Bulgarian-American Cultural Center Madara and Johnny D’s Music Club Place: Johnny D’s Music Club
17 Holland St, Davis Square, Somerville, MA More info:www.centermadara.org
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 7pm WASHINGTON, DC
Grand Opening of the 2011-12 Concert Season
THEODOSII SPASSOV and
Woman vocal ensemble ORFEIA leading by TATIANA SARBINSKA www.orfeia.org Place: Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, 1621 22nd Str. NW, Washington, D.C. 20008 Contact: Bulgarian Community Center, email@example.com
Friday, November 4, 2011 DALLAS, TX
THEODOSII SPASSOV and friends
Presented by Bulgarian American Cultural Center Bulgare Place: Plaza Arts Center
1115 Fourth Ave., Carrollton, TX 75006 Contact: wwww.dallasbg.com
Saturday, November 5 SAN FRANCISCO, CA
THEODOSII SPASSOV and FRIENDS SHOW
Presented by ANTIKA BULGARIA Int.Cultural Club Place: Croation American Cultural Center
60 Onondaga Ave,San Francisco, CA 94112 Contact: Tanya Kostova, Phone: (510) 666 7701
More info: www.BayAreaBulgaria.com
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 7 pm SEATTLE, WA
THEODOSII SPASSOV solo concert
Presented by “Bulgarian Cultural and Heritage Center of Seattle”
Carco Theater: 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton, WA 98055
$15 in advance; $20 at the door Tickets available in advance:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/208181 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: (425)443-2088
Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 7:30 pm SAN DIEGO, CA
THEODOSII SPASSOV- solo concert
Presented by “Vasil Levski” Educational and Cultural Foundation Place: Balboa Park Club - Santa Fe Room
2150 Pan American Road
San Diego, CA 92101 Contact: 858-386-6170 or www.levskifoundation.org
Friday, November 11, 2011 from 8:00 pm LOS ANGELES, CA
THEODOSII SPASSOV solo concert
Presented by Mega Mogula Place: Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church "St. George"
150 S. Alexandria St, Los Angeles, CA More info:310-804-4019 or www.megamogula.com
NEWSWEEK: "He actually created a new musical genre."
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: "....like a jam session between Ian Anderson and Thelonius Monk."
BERLINER MORGENPOST: "What he manages to produce on his wooden flute is sensational."
HOWARD ROVICS: "His work on the Kaval was nothing short of pure genius."
CHRIS NICKSON: "....Spassov sounds like the late flutist and saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk Except Spassov plays a simple, rural shepherd's flute."
Theodosii Spassov began his early training on the kaval at the Kotel Music School and The Academy of Music and Dance in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The kaval, an eight-hole wooden “shepherd” flute, is one of the oldest instruments in Europe, rich in tone and technical possibilities. Theodosii Spassov has developed his own unique style of playing the instrument by synthesizing traditional folklore with jazz, fusion and classical music.
For over 20 years, Theodosii has toured all over Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, Canada, and the United States. In 1994, he performed with Sofia Women’s Radio Choir, which was awarded with a Grammy award for “Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares”. In April 1995, “Newsweek” magazine recognized Theodosii Spassov as one of the most talented Eastern-European musicians in its “best of the East” article, noting that “Spassov… is not merely surviving the post-communist cultural wasteland. He has actually invented a new musical genre.”
Theodosii Spassov has contributed to 20 CDs, four of his own, which have been noted worldwide. He has composed and performed numerous film scores including the French-Bulgarian feature film Granitza (The Border), 1993. He has also recorded themes for films by Italian composers Carlos Siliotto and Ennio Morricone, An Italian Story and The Breakout of the Innocent. At the fourth European Jazz Night, Theodosii Spassov was a featured performer along with other jazz musicians, including Winton Marsalis.
At home, in Bulgaria, Theodosii Spassov is a national figure and musical hero. He was most recently awarded The Golden Age Medal, the highest recognition of Bulgaria's Ministry of Culture, and has been honored twice with the Music Artist of the Year award (1997, 2002). Spassov is the Artistic Director of the world-renown Philip Koutev Ensemble Of Music, Drama and Dance. He is a soloist of Bulgarian National Radio.
Theodosii Spassov was a member of the Irish music and dance company Riverdance, 1998-2001. He is the recipient of The International Academy of Arts in Paris Award (1996), among other international awards. Read MORE here >>
THEODOSII SPASSOV FOLK PROJECT BAND & TATIANA SARBINSKA
2009 NORTH AMERICA TOUR WAS AMAZING:
"Theodosii is such a virtuoso on the kaval and the songs played almost like Bulgarian "jazz". The songs were beautiful and the kopanicas were played with such lightening speed by the group- it was just astonishing!" - Joan, LA See tour photos, videos and more here: http://www.bgfocus.com/NEWS/2009/theodosii-tatiana-tour-info.html
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