The least important are not forbidden to dream of great things, and even modestly to aim at them, according to the measure of their abilities.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
Hungarian Classical Music Day

30 May 2022, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Hungarian Classical Music Day

Zoltán Kocsis was born 70 years ago

Dohnányi: Der Schleier der Pierrette (The Veil of Pierrette), Op. 18 – excerpts
Tímea Dragony: BIFROST 'the Bridge'
INTERMISSION
Bartók: Hungarian Sketches, BB 103
Kodály: Budavári Te Deum

Orsolya Rőser (soprano), Kornélia Bakos (alto), Szabolcs Brickner (tenor), Krisztián Cser (bass)
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
Hungarian National Choir (choirmaster: Csaba Somos)
Conductor: Oliver von Dohnányi

Zoltán Kocsis, one of the defining figures of Hungarian music life over the past five decades, established a tradition by giving a charity concert each year on his birthday, having invited his friends and fellow musicians to play chamber together. This noble tradition was revived by Hungarian National Philharmonic he headed for nearly 20 years, as well as his alma mater, and 30 May was christened the Day of Hungarian Classical Music. In 2022, on the 70th anniversary of the birth of this great musician, the evening is devoted to works by classical Hungarian composers of the 20th century alongside modern-day Hungarian music: the piece by Tímea Dragony inspired by Scandinavian mythology is a world premiere (it won a prize in the symphony orchestral works category at the 2020 Müpa Budapest Music Competition).

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra

Tickets:

HUF 2 000, 3 000

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