Technique should create itself from spirit not from mechanics.

Franz Liszt to Lina Raman
Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok / BDO Day

25 September 2022, 11.00-22.00

Grand Hall

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok / BDO Day

11.00 • Grand Hall

Comprehensible music
Family concert with conductor’s commentary

Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 (‘Jupiter’)

Narrator and conductor: Gábor Hollerung

Mozart entered this symphony in his more or less regularly updated catalogue of works in 1788, under the title Symphony with Final Fugue. The word Jupiter first appears in writing in a concert calendar of 1821. The naming is quite apt, because it is rightly felt by us listeners that Mozart gained admission to Olympus with this work. The first movement of the work is a typical dialogue with the gods: an unambiguous declarative mode juxtaposed with a series of questions coming straight from the heart. This dichotomy is also found, in an unusual way, in the second movement. The third movement is one of the last real minuets in the history of music. Finally, the fourth movement is based on an enigmatic theme that has very many occurrences in music history, but is also known as Mozart’s signature motif. The end of the movement is a special compositional feat, with a short fugue that unfolds not from a single theme, but by the superimposing of all the musical materials contained in the piece.

Tickets: HUF 3 000, 4 000



14.30 • Grand Hall
Peter and the Wolf and others

Family concert 

Conductor: Gábor Hollerung

The concert is recommended for children over 5 years old.

Ticket: HUF 500



16.00 • Solti Hall
Workshop – Who will take the art across...?

The discussion will be moderated by Szilveszter Ókovács (General Director of the Hungarian State Opera)

Other participants in the discussion:
- Gábor Hollerung (Executive Music Director of the Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok)
- Tamás Juronics (Artistic Director of the Szeged Contemporary Dance Company)
- Gábor Bakos-Kiss (Director of the National Theatre Győr)

The programme will be held in Hungarian.

Admission is free, subjected to the capacity of the room.


18.00 • Grand Hall
From classics to film scores – Musical adventures with the BDO Big Band

BDO Big Band: Ferenc Csatos, Attila Monoki, Antal Nagy, Csaba Puskás (trumpet), András Sütő, Péter Pálinkás, Olivér Gáspár, Gábor Hegyi (trombone), Bence Szepesi, Marcell Horváth, Keve Ablonczy, Viktor Nagy, Dániel Mester (clarinet, saxophone), Gyula Lázár (double bass), Zsolt Nagy (percussion), József Csikós (piano)

Lilla Polyák, Bálint Gájer (vocals)

HUF 1 500



20.00 • Grand Hall
Evening magic

Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre, Op. 40
R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Op. 28
Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
John Williams: Harry Potter – excerpts

Conductor: Guido Mancusi

The BDO Day ends with a magical evening programme. For the concert, the orchestra’s principal guest conductor Guido Mancusi has selected works that are in some way connected to magic. Saint-Saëns’s Danse Macabre is very much like a real black mass. We hear the clock strike midnight, Satan appears, tunes up his violin and then begins a devilish dance that becomes more and more bloodcurdling, more and more captivating, and seems to go on unstoppably until the cock crows. Finally, as the dawn breaks, the devilish dance subsides. The adventures of Till Eulenspiegel, the mischievous prankster of the bourgeoisie, are brought to life in Strauss’s symphonic poem, which faithfully follows our hero’s journey through his adventures up until his capture, conviction and then the gallows. The music faithfully follows his final jerks on the gallows, but the subsequent playing of the Till motif poses the question: was the hanging really successful? Based on a ballad by Goethe, in Dukas’s symphonic poem The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, in the absence of his master, enchants the broom to do his chores for him as an obedient servant. So far so good, but the spell is so successful that the broom takes on a life of its own, unleashing itself and becoming independent. The apprentice tries in vain to stop it with magic and force, and is finally forced to chop it to pieces with an axe. But then – like in a horror film – the broom pieces come to life one by one and continue their wild rampage. The master returns home just in the nick of time, and with a simple magic spell, puts an end to the mayhem. There is no magic without Harry Potter. John Williams’s music brings to life all the mysteries of the wizarding world, magical creatures and mysterious past events. It’s a world we all wish to escape from our everyday lives.

Tickets: HUF 3 000, 3 800, 4 500




Presented by

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok