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International Meeting of Tourism (IMT) 2018

Since 2012 Plovdiv Municipality organizes International Meeting of Tourism in cooperation with Ministry of Tourism, private companies, local and national authorities. The forum emphasizes on variety aspects of the tourism development in the city and the region of Plovdiv, presenting the diversity of its tourist product. It introduces the opportunities for cultural, religious, weekend, wine, spa and other types of tourism. IMT Plovdiv gathers heads of local, regional and national tourism authorities, tourism professionals from all around the globe with immense experience within the field and representative of worldwide recognized media. In the present year of 2018 the 10th anniversary edition of the meeting is coming, having the ambition to consolidate the position of Plovdiv between some of the most preferable tourism destinations on world level and to emphasize its role/development as the future EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE in 2019.
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12.10 - 14.10 House of Culture "Boris Hristov", 15 Gladston Str. Closing concerts of ONE DANCE WEEK 2018: GODOS - Šokio Teatras Aura (12 October), GAME OVER - Low Air Urban Dance Theatre (13 October) и CONTEMPORARY? - Menų spaustuvė/ Arts Printing House (14 October). GODOS - tickets at - 10BGN ( GAME OVER - tickets at - 10BGN ( CONTEMPORARY? - tickets at - 10BGN (
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Plovdiv Jazz Fest - 31/10-03/11/2018

Jazz has been part of Plovdiv’s traditions and culture for decades. A string of attending events - masterclasses, jam sessions and exhibitions, among other features - will complement the main programme this year. A prize for 'lifetime achievement in jazz' has been set up, and there will be a competition for young jazz performers. PLOVDIV JAZZ FEST 2018 (31 OCTOBER – 3 NOVEMBER) The first performers at Plovdiv Jazz Fest 2018 (31 October – 3 November) have already been announced: Eliane Elias will open the festival on 31 October, and Jan Garbarek will close it on 3 November. The main concerts will take place at the Boris Hristov House of Culture. There will be jam sessions and attending events at the BeeBop Café. Plovdiv Jazz Fest will again bestow its lifetime achievement prize, which has previously been awarded to awarded Ognyan Videv and Veselin Nikolov. The festival will encourage young talents at the traditional Young Musicians Jazz Competition. Special guests in this year edition are also Dave Holland Quartet, Dena DeRose, Theodosii Spassov & Vlatko Stefanovski. Tickets online at and Ticket Office Plovdiv.
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National Autumn Exhibition - Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface is the topic of this year's National Autumn Exhibitions. The authors this year: Kaloan Iliev – Kokimoto - Paintings - Mexican Art Museum, hall Martin Trifonov - Sculpture - Mexican Art Museum, courtyard Atanas Totlyakov - Graphics - House of Hindliyan, terrace Martian Tabakov - Sculpture - House of Hindliyan, courtyard Youlian Tabakov - Paintings - House of Hindliyan, maaza Sevket Sonmez - Paitings - Balabanov House, first floor Bogdan Alexandrov - Paintings - Balabanov House, deep hall Daniel Lekov - Photography - Balabanov House, first floor Monika Romenska - Graphics - Balabanov House, vaulted hall Yavor Kostadinov - Paintings - Balabanov House, courtyard
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OPERA OPEN 2018 - June - September 2018

Opera Open is a big opera festival that annually takes place at the Ancient theatre of Philippopol. Its ambitious and diverse program includes multiple genres and international participance. Please find below a draft program for the festival in 2018: June 9, 2018 - La Forza del Destino (Power of Destiny) / Spare date: June 10, 2018 June 23, 2018 - Edip Tzar' (King Edip) / Spare date: June 24, 2018 June 27, 2018 - The Flying Douchman / Spare date: June 28, 2017 June 30, 2018 - Ballet Show 'Swan Lake' / Spare date: July 1, 2018 July 7, 2018 - Helen of Troy / Spare date: July 8 , 2018 July 11, 2018 - Symphonic Concert July 14, 2018 - Opera Show 'Traviata' - Spare date: July 15, 2018 July 21, 2018 - Opera show 'Ottelo'/ Spare date: July 22, 2017 July 25, 2018 - Opera show 'West Side Story'/ Spare date: July 26, 2018 July 28, 2018 - Opera show 'Aida' / Spare date: July 29 , 2018 July 31, 2018 - Ballet Gala August 30, 2018 - Musicle 'Chicago' September 1, 2018 - Opera Gala / Spare date: September 2, 2018 This event is part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019. Opera Plovdiv reserves its right to change the program.
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Balabanov's House Music Days - 16/09-30/10.2018

“Balabanov’s House Music Days” IX International Festival 2018 Autumn edition 16 September - 7.00 pm City House of Culture “Boris Christov”| PAGANINI STRING QUARTET 17 September, 18.30 pm Balabanov’s House CABARET 23 September, 7.00 pm Roman Stadium THE FAMOUS BISTRISHKI BABI 28 September, 6.30 pm The Small Basilica 110 years of the birth of the great Bulgarian composer MARIN GOLEMINOV 9 October, 6.30 pm Balabanov’s House ANGEL STANKOV – violin ROSTISLAV YOVCHEV – piano With the special participation of ANATOLI KRASTEV – cello YASEN TEODOSIEV – horn 10 October, 6.30 pm Balabanov’s House STRING QUARTET “VECTOR” (Switzerland) 18 October, 6.30 pm PLAMENA MANGOVA PIANO RECITAL 24 October, 7.00 pm City House of Culture “Boris Christov”| MILA GEORGIEVA – violin Concertmaster of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra ORCHESTRA OF STATE OPERA – PLOVDIV 28 October, 6.30 pm Balabanov’s House LIYA PETROVA – violin First prize winner of Carl Nielsen International Competition – 2016 ADRIEN LA MARCA /France/ – viola AURELIEN PASKAL /France/ – cello
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