New Music Series to Host Bulgarian Music Festival
October 3, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University will host the “Festival of Bulgarian
Music” on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser
Hall (1210 N Park St.). Part of Illinois Wesleyan’s New Music Series and co-sponsored
by the Illinois Chamber Music Festival, the concert will feature Bulgarian classical
and folk music, contemporary pieces of composer Velislav Zaimov, as well as pieces
by other Bulgarian composers. The event is free and open to the public.
Prominent Bulgarian musicians such as violinist Yosif Radionov, pianist Zornitza Radionova,
and Zaimov will perform at the concert. Students of Illinois Wesleyan and Illinois
State University will also join the performers. To end the concert, the ensemble “Balkanalia,”
directed by Associate Professor of Musicology Donna Buchanan from the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present traditional Bulgarian folk.
For additional information on the festival or the New Music Series, contact the School
of Music at (309) 556-3061.
Contact: Kimberly Stabosz ‘09 (309) 556-3181