Date(s) - 8/11/2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
BMLL Performance Hall
The Bagaduce Music Lending Library is pleased to welcome Ralitza Patcheva and Vasily Popov for a free concert of classical music on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. The program will include selections from Vivaldi, Beethoven, Villa-Lobos and Piazzolla.
The lunchtime concert will take place at the BMLL Performance Hall, 49 South Street in Blue Hill, Maine and begin at 12:30p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring along a brownbag lunch for the event that will last approximately one hour. There will be no charge for the performance but donations are welcome. Contact BMLL at (207)374-5454 or email email@example.com for further information.
Vasily Popov was born in St. Petersburg, Russia into a musical family, and started playing the cello at the age of seven. Vasily was an associate principal cellist with the Soloists of St. Petersburg chamber ensemble, the chamber orchestra founded by violinist Michael Gantwarg, and in the cello section of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Yuri Temirkanov. He served on the cello faculty of the St. Petersburg Conservatory, helping the students to work on orchestral excerpts. In 2000 he moved to Germany to complete his Artist Diploma at the Munich Academy of Music.
Bulgarian pianist Ralitza Patcheva has won prizes at the International Busoni Competition in Italy, the Washington International Piano Competition, and the NSO Young Soloists Competition. Known for adventurous programming, she gives historically informed and sincere readings of early to modern music, including works by composers of our time (some of them commissioned by and dedicated to her). Her newest project, “A Room with a Symphony,” focuses on the neglected art of symphonic solo piano transcriptions. Ralitza has been a soloist with the National Symphony, the Jenaer Philharmonie, and the Haydn Orchestra, among others. She has presented recitals at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Phillips Collection, the Aldeburgh Festival in England, the Washington International Piano Series and Festival, the Villa Musica Foundation in Germany, and the Holland Music Session.