We would like to invite you to the upcoming series of events under the title Balkanske Igre Spring Festival 2023 – Concert
Co-sponsored this year by: Ensemble Balkanske Igre, Bulgarica, & Vivanov Dance Group.
The 58th Spring Festival is an eagerly awaited annual event which draws enthusiasts of Balkan and other Eastern European as well as Eastern Mediterranean music, dance, food, and culture from throughout North America to Chicago – a chance to celebrate with old friends and to make new ones.
April 22, 2023 Saturday
Start: 5pm – 7pm
Price: $20/adults. $10/seniors & students
Where: Auditorium of the Wilmette Community RecreationCenter
Address: 3000 Glenview Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091-3065
For Concert Tickets please call: 847-858-9822 (Galya Quo)
Concert Registration Link: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfQWJV0Flin81…/viewform
For more information visit the Ensemble Balkanske Igre website: https://www.balkanskeigre.org
Links to other events during the festival weekend:
Spring Festival 2023 – Dance & Sing Workshops
Spring Festival 2023 – Dinner & Dance Party
This program is part of the Global Voices spring festival series at the International House at the University of Chicago, which co-sponsors the festival along with the University of Chicago Center for Eastern European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES), WHPK, Eastern European Folklore Society, and the Ensemble Balkanske Igre, which performs the traditional dance and music of the Balkans and Eastern Europe.
The Ensemble in recent years has co-sponsored or provided logistical support for concerts with such distinguished artists as Esma Redzepova (“Queen of Romany Music”) & Ansambl Teodosievski, Ivo Papazov (winner of the 2005 BBC Audience Choice Award in world music), Orchestra Boban Markovic (First & Golden Trumpet” at the Guča Dragačevski Sabor Gathering of top brass bands), Ivan Dyakov (top Macedonian singer in Bulgaria), Orchestra KAL (Romany orchestra that was at the top of the world music charts in Europe in 2006), Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares and other top artists. Authentic Rrom dance, music, and culture will be prominently featured in performance and in fun, participatory workshops.
This year’s nationally renowned 58th anniversary Spring Festival will feature virtuoso musicians and artists performing the captivating music and dance from every corner of the Balkans, Eastern Europe, and Eastern Mediterranean, including Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine. Balkan music and dance enthusiasts are flocking in from coast to coast.
Join us for an unforgettable weekend full of music, songs and dances from the Balkans.