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Таря вече е в Пловдив
Monday, 19 September 2011 10:27
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Магнетичната финландска певица пристигна у нас в неделя следобед, след дълъг полет от Буенос Айрес.

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Малко след това, от дома си в Италия долетя и звездният барабанист МАЙК ТЕРАНА, а специалният му комплект барабани бе доставен от Германия, ден преди това. Музикантът сглоби почти съвсем сам своите инструменти, които са гарнирани и с голям и много красив гонг (на снимката долу).

Всички инструменти бяха подредени още вечерта, за да са готови за репетициите с хора и оркестъра на Пловдивската филхармония, които започнаха днес, понеделник, рано сутринта.

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Tarja interview - week before live in Plovdiv
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 09:46

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Just a week before the show, we are talking with TARJA who's in her home in Argentina.

an interview conducted by Vassil Varbanov

GOOD MORNING, TARJA! HOW ARE YOU?
Good morning! I'm very fine, thank you. How are you?

I'M GOOD. IT'S ACTUALLY THE END OF THE SUMMER IN BULGARIA. IS IT THE END OF THE WINTER IN ARGENTINA?
It is. It's actually already beautiful, beautiful Springtime here. The sun is shining, the trees are getting green, it's really unbelievable. I'm enjoying my time on my balcony with my daily coffee.

OK, WE'RE OBVIOUSLY GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT YOUR FORTHCOMING SHOW, BUT BEFORE THAT PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEW MUSIC THAT YOU'VE BEEN WORKING ON WITH GUYS LIKE ERIK NYHOLM. YOU MENTIONED THAT ABOUT A MONTH AGO ON YOUR BLOG. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHEN THIS NEW STUFF WILL BE RELEASED?
Oh, it's quite early to say, because I'm still writing songs and it's very very early in the process of making the whole album. What I can say though, is that I wish people will be able to hear the album next year and that I hope to release it by then. But it's nothing concrete yet.

It's a bit too early for me to tell you more about it, but I'm in the process, I'm very happy, the songs are blooming and I like what I hear, I like the vibe of the album, it's going to be something similar to what I've done before, but of course with some surprises thrown in and maybe even some shocking elements, as always, but, yeah, it's a bit too early still.

WE ALSO HEARD THAT AT THE BEGINNING OF 2012 YOU'RE GOING TO EMBARK ON ANOTHER TOUR, THIS TIME WITH YOUR BAND, AFTER WHICH YOU'LL TAKE A BREAK FROM TOURING, TO CONCENTRATE ON THE RECORD.
Yeah, exactly.

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING CONFIRMED SO FAR?
Yeah, we're working very hard for the tour. It'll be the final tour for the 'What Lies Beneath' album, the current album of mine and we will be touring three months or so, even more...Mainly we start from Europe, first from Western Europe, then we go to Eastern Europe, then finally in March we go down to South America and that's about it.

Hopefully we'll even go to China - hopefully. It will be my first time ever in Asia actually. So, very nice plans, but that's about it. After that I'll be concentrating on the forthcoming album.

RIGHT! TIME TO TALK ABOUT 'BEAUTY AND THE BEAT'! OBVIOUSLY YOU'RE THE BEAUTY AND MIKE IS THE BEAT, NOT VICE VERSA...
Haha, I guess so!

WELL, WE KNOW THAT YOU'VE GOT THE GOLDEN TOUCH AND POSSESS AN IMMENSE TALENT, BUT DO YOU REHEARSE WITH MIKE? I MEAN, WE KNOW THAT YOU'RE CURRENTLY IN ARGENTINA AND MIKE IS, AS FAR AS I KNOW, SOMEWHERE IN ITALY...
Yes, exactly. We are not rehearsing together. We will hopefully have a few days to rehearse in Plovdiv, together with the orchestra, together with the choir and with Mr. Terrana. He's rehearsing on his own and so am I.

I'm working really hard on my vocals and performance on a daily basis. It's a tough concert. It's a big challenge for all of us, I think it's the first time any of us have done anything like this, it's a very unique appearance. I think it will be a very nice start and I hope it's the start of something bigger for the future.

I hope we can do these kind of concerts with Mike in the future as well, so it's very nice that we can start it in Bulgaria, where my fans are the greatest and the audience has always been so amazing.

I'M TELLING YOU, THIS ROMAN THEATER IS A MAGICAL PLACE.
Yes, it's unbelievable. I have seen so many beautiful pictures of it. It's so nice to be able to be a part of it, to see all that and create a magical evening there.

TALKING ABOUT YOUR FANS, ESPECIALLY THE BULGARIAN ONES, I'VE ALWAYS BEEN SURPRISED BY THE FACT THAT SO MANY KIDS LISTEN TO YOUR STUFF. WHAT'S THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP YOU HAVE WITH THE KIDS?
What's really amazing is that I was never there with my ex-band - Nightwish. We never played Bulgaria when I was in the band. My first appearance in Bulgaria was two years ago with my solo record, my first record - 'My Winter Storm'. It was unbelievable! I never expected to have such a huge concert in Sofia for the first time. Thousands and thousands of people came to see me and ever since the support from Bulgarian fans for me has been unbelievable.

I don't know, there is something really beautiful happening in your country and I am just so honoured to be part of it and I hope I can give some of the love you guys are giving to me every day back to you. It's really an honour.

I ACTUALLY MEANT REAL, 10-YEAR OLD KIDS. I RECALL THAT LAST TIME IN SOFIA YOU GOT A LITTLE TEDDIE BEAR AS A GIFT FROM YOUR FANS. I MEAN, THERE WERE PROPER LITTLE KIDS IN THE CROWD.
Oh, there are, there are. It's an incredible, really beautiful thing. Because what is there? The new generation of music. If I can give some of that, the beauty of music and the greatness and talent of music, it's been such an inspiration to me throughout my whole life...

In a way, it fulfils all my dreams, music is in touch with everything I do. So all this new generation, it's unbelievable to see all the kids at my concerts, I really love that, to be a part of that, it's like I'm a mother figure for them. In a good way, I hope.

SPEAKING OF WHICH, I DON'T RECALL EVER ASKING YOU IF YOU HAVE KIDS YOURSELF...
No, not yet. I would love to.

BUT YOU'RE TOO BUSY RECORDING AND TOURING?
Yeah, I'm busy. But, you know, to have children, to be a performer and a mother - it's a tough combination. But, of course, it's my dream. We have a dream, me and my husband, to raise a family one day. It would be lovely. I still consider myself young enough for it, haha. Even though the clock is ticking...But I hope to have a family one day.

 

RIGHT, LAST QUESTION. YOU YOURSELF SAID THAT YOUR WHOLE LIFE HAS BEEN LINKED TO MUSIC. MOST ROCK MUSICIANS WE TALK TO USUALLY SAY THEY GREW UP LISTENING TO MOTORHEAD OR THE ROLLING STONES OR WHATEVER.
Yes, something related to rock.

YES. BUT LOOKING AT THE SETLIST FOR THE SHOW, WHICH IS A KIND OF A SECRET, SO NO ONE ELSE KNOWS ABOUT IT, AND LISTENING TO EVERYTHING YOU'VE BEEN DOING THROUGH THE YEARS, TELL ME - WHAT WAS THE MUSIC YOU GREW UP WITH, THE FIRST THING THAT GRABBED YOUR ATTENTION? WAS IT DVORAK OR MOZART, OR...?
You know, it's really tough to say. I have a brother, who is seven years older than me. He was listening to rock music. Not metal, but hard rock. I grew up with Alice Cooper, the Scorpions...I grew up with these bands because my brother was listening to them.

But I started studying classical music at six. So I was there, between those two worlds, at a very young age. I was listening to classical music, because I wanted to learn about it, about the composers and how they wrote those magnificent pieces. On the other hand I was also listening to rock and pop. I still do it today.

I listen to various kinds of music and it really helps me to grow as a musician and keep myself open for further challenges in the future. That has really kept me alive and also doing what I do, which is work hard every day.

rights Tangra Mega Rock

 
500 extra tickets on sale !
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 14:18

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Due to the strong demand for the 'Beauty & The Beat' show, 500 extra tickets are now on sale through our partners Ticketream & Eventim and on the regular price of 35 BGN.

These are all seated places who will be temporarily placed at the Roman theater in Plovdiv especially for the concert.
No standing fans will be allowed due to security reasons.

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TARJA & MIKE with special statment to Bulgarian fans
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:16

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This morning, TARJA posted a special statment to her Bulgarian fans:

"It is a great pleasure to return to Bulgaria that I have visited few times before.

My fans in Bulgaria are very loyal, passionate people and I feel very excited about this special event because I am sure they will love it!

The idea of having a symphonic orchestra, choir and Mr. Terrana on drums was originally mine. I believe this kind of combination of instruments, particularly playing mainly classical music, is very unique. I have been making collaborations with orchestras before, but this concert will be different. I feel honoured to make it happen in Bulgaria for the first time!

Our main goal with this kind of concert is that the younger audience will experience the beauty and power of a symphonic orchestra and choir. Hopefully it will serve as an introduction to classical music for some of our fans.

You can expect us performing hits from classical music, rock covers and some of my own songs.

I can´t wait to meet all my Bulgarian fans soon!
With love, Tarja"

Legendary drummer MIKE TERRANA added:

"It’s an honor and a pleasure to once again share the stage with Tarja for the upcoming Beauty & The Beat concert; however this time in a much different and challenging musical situation.  
I guess its obvious that I will provide the BEAT & Tarja will provide the BEAUTY! ;)
 
I am looking forward to playing some of the standard classical songs from my solo CD entitled "SinFonica" with a full orchestra and too accompany Tarja and the orchestra when she performs some operatic selections combined with some classically influenced rock ballads from her pastSurely the 2,000 year old amphitheater located in Plovdiv, Bulgaria will proved an amazing backdrop to this musical event, so the listener should prepare themselves for a lovely evening of delightful sights and sounds!Hope to see you all there!
 
Cheers
Mike Terrana!"

 
ЛЕВОН МАНУКЯН ще дирижира оркестъра на ТАРЯ
Monday, 29 August 2011 10:30
There are no translations available.

0011_levon_manukyanИзгряващата звезда на българската диригентска школа, ЛЕВОН МАНУКЯН ще ръководи мега шоуто на 21 септември.

ТАРЯ ще предложи на феновете единствен по рода си спектакъл, чиято концепция е съчетанието на класика и рок.

ЛЕВОН МАНУКЯН бе избран от организаторите от Тангра Мега Рок след много внимателен анализ на всички възможности и най-вече поради факта, че той е не просто рок фен, но познава и спецификата на метъл културата.

В началото на август, МАНУКЯН представи в Бургас първия в света метъл балет 'Дежа Вю'и представя себе си и като почитател на изкуството на ТАРЯ.
 
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