Piano Spheres Satellite Artists concert at Boston Court on October 26

Milen Kirov will present his first solo recital of the fall as a part of the acclaimed Piano Spheres Satellite Artist series at Boston Court in Pasadena. This concert willl feature US and world premieres of Milen’s latest works, as well as older compositions and new arrangements of traditional Bulgarian music. There will be a pre-concert talk beginning at 7pm.

Tickets: $10
FREE for students with valid ID!
October 26
Pre-concert talk: 7pm
Concert: 8pm
Boston Court Performing Arts Center
70 N. Mentor Ave.
Pasadena
Tickets: http://www.bostoncourt.com/events/358/milen-kirov

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5th Annual Kirov Concert

On September 8th, Todor and Milen Kirov performed a concert at Los Angeles City College, supported in part by Bulgarian Educational and Cultural Society “PCHELA” and the Bulgarian Consulate in Los Angeles. The Kirovs were joined on stage by Lauren Baba (violin), Andrew Conrad (clarinet), Randy Gloss (percussion), and Michael Mull (alto sax). Todor and Milen also received Certificates by the city of Los Angeles in recognition of their artistic work.

Dad and I

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“Tonus Peregrinus” Tour announced

This June, Milen Kirov will be touring Germany and Austria with brand new music which will be recorded in July at the Penderecki Hall in Radom, Poland for the London-based ICSM Records. In Hamburg Milen will be joined on stage by Rumyana Yankova (violin) for the premiere of a brand new work, and in Vienna, Milen will present his brand new project “Duo BalkanTourist” with flutist Boris Lipov. For more information, visit the “Concerts” section of this page.

Flyer Tour 2017

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Milen leads “Orkestar MÉZÉ” back onto the stage!

After a 15-month hiatus, Milen Kirov will lead his 11-piece “Orkestar MÉZÉ” back onto the stage with a 2.5 hour show of classic Peasant Funk and brand new material. This not-to-be-missed show will be presented at the best LA club for creative new music – The Blue Whale!

April 20, 9pm
21 and over
Tickets: $15
Students: $10
http://www.bluewhalemusic.com/

MEZE on truck

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Performing “Dirtsong” with Black Arm Band on February 15 in Los Angeles

On September 15, I will be performing at Royce Hall (UCLA) with the celebrated indigenous music group Black Arm Band, unveiling the fascinating story of their heritage, language and homeland offering connection to the aboriginal heritage of Australia – a side seldom seen by the wider world. “Dirtsong” is a journey through vast landscapes, songlines and aboriginal communities. Musicians from all over Australia, from rainforests, deserts, coastal towns and inner cities, share the vibrancy of their cultures. Singing in eleven languages, the songs give a human voice to these stories, as visuals by Melbourne’s Daybreak Films provide an rare opportunity to observe the communities in their own settings and their abiding sense of responsibility to the natural world and their spiritual lands.

For tickets: http://cap.ucla.edu/calendar/details/black_arm_band_2017

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Fall 2016

p1020527After a very successful summer of concerts throughout Europe (and Los Angeles), I got back to Southern California for the Fall semester and my new position as an Assistant Professor of Music at Los Angeles City College. Besides with teaching, I was busy with playing a few concerts in Los Angeles through the end of the year, as well as working on new music and booking dates for 2017.

Here are some sights and sounds from the past few months…

 

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Solo Piano Tour Summer 2016

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May 24 | Los Angeles (California) at Thayer Hall, Colburn School, 8pm FREE http://www.colburnschool.edu/

June 9 | Plovdiv (Bulgaria) at BeeBop Cafe https://www.facebook.com/BeeBopCafe/

June 17 | Varna (Bulgaria) at Radio Varna Concert Hall, 8pm

June 26 | Bremen (Germany) at the Focke Museum, 5pm http://www.focke-museum.de/

June 28 | Hamburg (Germany) at Tschaikowsky Saal, 8pm http://tschaikowsky-saal.de/

July 1 | Vienna (Austria) at the Crypt of Peterskirche, 7pm

https://www.wien-ticket.at/de/ticket/35673/milen-kirov-between-east-and-west-krypta-der-peterskirche-krypta-der-peterskirche-wien

 

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Show with Orkestar MEZE at the legendary Viper Room on October 3rd

October 3rd (Friday), 2014 at The Viper Room
8852 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069
21 and over
$15 – Advance Tickets / $20 – At the Door
Show time – 10:30pm
Doors – 8pm
TICKETS: http://orkestarmeze.com/concerts/

It has been a while since our last concert and you will not want to miss this one!!
Orkestar MEZE plays the legendary Viper Room on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood for the first time! Peasant funk, great and cozy venue, a party like no other, and special guest appearances by Knoup from VIZA and a legendary musician who will remain a secret for now! This show will sell out for sure so make sure to get your tickets in advance!

Also performing:
Chameleon Conductor and Viza

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FREE show with Orkestar MEZE at the House of Blues (Hollywood) on Thursday, March 14

As some of you may know, at the beginning of February I had a sold out show with Orkestar MEZE at the Foundation Room (House of Blues – Sunset Blvd), and they loved us so much that we got an invitation to play on the main stage, which is a huge honor for us. And we want you to be a part of this special moment as our FREE guests!!!

To order your FREE tickets, please email us at peasantfunk@gmail.com letting us know how many tickets you would like (no limit and the show is 18+)! And please note that the ticket also grants you a FREE entry to the afterparty (21+) with the band in the Foundation Room!!! Basically, we want to show that we love and appreciate you and your support so much with a FREE show and a party afterwards in which we can all have a drink together and share silly stories….

Also, we are excited to announce that our dear friend and a phenomenal musician and human being Ellis Hall will do us the incredible honor of sitting in with us for a song at the House of Blues!! We are so humbled and thrilled that such an amazing performer will share his artistry with us and our fans… You don’t want to miss this!!! Your favorite international peasant funk band joining forces on stage with the jaw-dropping force of nature that is Mr. Hall!!

March 14th, 2013; 7:30pm
House of Blues
8430 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
tel: (323) 848-5100
18 and over !!!!
order your FREE tickets at peasantfunk@gmail.com

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Upcoming Piano Solo and Duo Concerts plus shows with Orkestar MÉZÉ

2013 is off to an amazing start!!

Neema Pazargad and I recorded Volume 1 of my collection of concert etudes for piano solo and duo entitled “Modes & Meters”, which is currently being edited and mixed and should be released sometime late spring. We also shot 2 music videos for “Montis” and “Gorgon” – the 2 piano-duo pieces from “M&M” Vol.1, directed by the brilliant Harry Bromley-Davenport. The videos are still in the editing stage, but I can share with you that they look amazing and offer a very unique and exciting vision in the field of contemporary music. Here is a sneak peak:

Those of you who are in Southern California will have the chance to hear “Modes & Meters” Volume 1 performed in its entirety this Saturday, February 23rd at the Recital Hall of CSUN’s Department of Music. On March 17th, Neema Pazargad and I will perform “Gorgon” in the same recital hall as part of the CSUN Faculty Composers Concert.

Meanwhile, my Orkestar MÉZÉ continues with a string of amazing, high-energy, sold-out shows. Our last concert at the Foundation Room of House of Blues (Hollywood) was a smashing success and now we are excited to visit our friends from MALABOMBA! and play a show at the classic La Cita Bar in Downtown Los Angeles on February 27th. Another exciting event for us is going to be a concert produced in partnership with the Southeast European Film Festival on April 2nd. Details for this and all aforementioned concerts could be found on the ‘CONCERTS‘ page of this website.

 

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