The Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, led by principal conductor Nayden Todorov, will perform three works by Beethoven at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts’ Osterhout Concert Theater at Binghamton University.

In 1945 the Sofia Philharmonic became the national orchestra of Bulgaria and thus established itself as one of the country’s leading cultural institutions, representative of its overall contemporary musical culture. The orchestra’s repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary opuses, including premiere performances of numerous works by Bulgarian composers.

The BU concert will features Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Symphony No. 7 and Piano Concerto No. 5, the latter with soloist Ivaylo Vassilev.

To add context to the performance, Sarah Gerk, assistant professor of ethnomusicology for BUs Department of Music, will offer a free pre-show lecture at 2 p.m. in the adjoining Chamber Hall.

The performance is supported by The Audience Building Project, a program of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the Governor and New York State Legislature.

IF YOU GO: Adult tickets for the Sofia Philharmonic range from $25 to $60. Tickets for seniors, veterans, faculty, staff and alumni range from $25 to $55. Tickets for students and children are $10 for any seat.  Limited $25 seats for all ticketing levels (except students/children) available in rows T-W. Tickerts can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 607-777-ARTS.

— George Basler