Index – Culture – Concerto Budapest recommends its festive concert in memory of Géza Szőcs on October 23
Three major symphony orchestras in the country – the Concerto Budapest, the Óbuda Danubia Orchestra and the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra – will perform five concerts at the Hungarian Treasures Festival on the all-day program series organized at the Academy of Music. Outstanding soloists and formations such as Andrea Rost, Barnabás Kelemen, Dénes Várjon, Orsolya Kaczander, the Söndörgő Ensemble, and Jr. Lajos Sárközi and his band.
At the opening concert of the festival in the morning, László Dubrovay, 20–21. A selection of folk music-inspired pieces by one of the most prolific Hungarian composers of the 19th century can be heard with the participation of Concerto Budapest, these special Hungarian folk instruments, such as tarogató, dulcimer, bagpipes and tilinkó, are also performed. Among other things, the Tarog quintet also what dr. The author composed for the fiftieth birthday of József Béres. The concert will be conducted by András Keller.
Following this, a program composed of the works of the most popular author of the Hungarian operetta, Ferenc Lehár, will be performed with the participation of Andrea Rost and Miranda Liu in the performance of the Óbuda Danubia Orchestra, conducted by Máté Hámori.
In the afternoon, Södörgő and jr. The joint concert of Lajos Sárközi and his band will add color to the Hungarian Treasures Festival. Söndörgő plays traditional South Slavic music, they have a deep knowledge of the roots of their music world, but they are really researching what tradition can mean today and what tomorrow means.
Lali Sárközi and her band also have a tradition. It is a real matter of their hearts to preserve the disappearing, centuries-old musical culture that is an integral part of Hungarian song and restaurant music.
The Pannon Philharmonic Historical portraits In his concert entitled Ferenc Liszt from the well-known series of the same title, a popular selection will be performed in the symphony orchestral orchestration of Sándor Veress conducted by Tibor Bogányi.
The event is large-scale, Hungarian Concerto In his closing concert, which can be listened to live throughout the Index, the excellence of domestic and international music life will take place. The program recommended for the memory of Géza Szőcs includes the violin competition of Mihály Nádor performed by Karnuth Prize-winning violinist Barnabás Kelemen, who presented this work with great success in 2013 at the Carnegie Hall in New York.
Weiner Leo’s Concertino for piano and orchestra Dénes Várjon and Concerto Budapest will perform and Sándor Veress will perform Concertótilinkó his work. The flute solo is played by Orsolya Kaczander.
The concert is the iconic work of Béla Bartók, Concerto for orchestra closes, given at the request of Serge Koussevitzky, conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, composed in the United States at the end of his life in 1943.
During the break, you can see the audience from the form-breaking concert film Carpathian Rhapsody. The full work will premiere in December.
- Concerto Budapest is one of Hungary’s leading orchestras, with a historical past and the dynamism of young musicians. It is committed to representing a progressive and diverse, unique repertoire ranging from popular masterpieces to the latest 21st century contemporary pieces. Its guests include world-renowned artists such as Gidon Kremer, Yevgeny Korolev, Boris Berezovsky, Isabelle Faust or Sir James Galway.
- András Keller, artistic director of Concerto Budapest, founder of the Keller Quartet, has been a worthy Kossuth Prize-winning artist with more than 70 international awards since 2007. The acclaimed violinist, conductor is a featured professor of violin at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
- The Korossy Quartet was formed at the Academy of Music from young musicians. He achieved his first success in 2019 with his victory at the Leo Weiner National Chamber Music Competition, which immediately drew the classical music sphere to the string quartet.
- Miranda Liu, the multiple winner of the competition, the 24-year-old violinist has given hundreds of concerts so far as a soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster in many countries around the world. He has performed as a soloist with the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock or the Philharmonie Salzburg, and is a regular performer in prestigious concert halls such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Academy of Music and Müpa in Budapest and the Konzerthaus in Vienna. At the age of 26, he became the concertmaster of the Concerto Budapest, the founder and artistic director of the 19th International New Millennium Chamber Music Festival.
- The Óbuda Danubia Orchestra is one of the leading symphony orchestras in Hungary. Through its unusual program compilations, innovative ideas, and youth and community projects, it occupies a special place in Hungarian and European music life. A defining element of their profile is genre experimentation, the broadcasting of twentieth-century and contemporary works, and their last online presence. The artistic director and conductor of the band has been Máté Hámori since 2013, who pays special attention to the musical education of the young generation.
- Today, the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, a symphony orchestra from Pécs with a history of two centuries, is one of the most significant ensembles in Hungary. The ensemble not only conquered Hungarian concert halls, but also performed from Zurich through Vienna to the Great Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic. Between 2011 and 2018, Tibor Bogányi held the position of chief conductor, and from January 2019, Tibor Bogányi and Gilbert Varga together were the leading conductors of the band.
- Flutist Orsolya Kaczander is primarily a soloist and conductor of Concerto Budapest, a regular contributor to contemporary music concerts as a soloist and chamber musician.
- Kelemennabás, the Kossuth and Liszt Ferenc Prize-winning violinist, is known as both a chamber musician and a soloist. He is a professor at the University of Cologne, an associate professor at the Academy of Music, and artistic director of several international festivals. He is a regular performer at some of the world’s most renowned concert halls, including the Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw or the Berlin Philharmonic. From 2010 he led the Kelemen Quartets, which he founded, for eight years.
- Várjon Dénes is one of the most exciting and recognized participants in the international music scene, a regular partner of Concerto Budapest. The Liszt- and Bartók-Pásztory Prize-winning pianist is a regular guest at the most prestigious concert halls and international festivals, including the Salzburg Festival, the Lucerne and Marlboro Festivals. Universal artist: soloist, chamber musician, artistic director of festivals, renowned teacher.
(Cover photo: András Keller and Concerto Budapest. Photo: Andrea Felvégi)