Taste is a negative thing. Genius affirms and always affirms.

Franz Liszt

11 December 2022, 15.30-17.30

Grand Hall

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Concertino: Corelli, Haydn, C.Ph.E. Bach, Suk

Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6/8 (‘Christmas Concerto’)
Haydn: Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIa:1


C. Ph. E. Bach: Sinfonia in C major, Wq 182/3
Suk: Serenade in E-flat major, Op. 6

Tímea Iván (violin)
Budapest Festival Orchestra (concertmaster: János Pilz)

A smallish concerto – this sounds a proper equivalent of the Italian word concertino. As part of BFO’s series, this evening focuses on pieces that were performed without a conductor, by ensembles smaller than today’s symphony orchestras. The chamber orchestra is once again led by the violinist János Pilz as concertmaster. The program covers a time-span from the early 18th century to the end of the 19th, beginning with a piece fitting the Advent season, Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, his best-known composition. This is followed by the Haydn’s Violin Concerto, drawing on Baroque patterns. The soloist is a founding member of the Festival Orchestra, Tímea Iván. After Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s String Symphony, with a wide range of emotions, an unusually cheerful Serenade by the young Josef Suk, a pupil of Dvořák’s, wraps up the concert.

Presented by

Budapest Festival Orchestra


HUF 3 300, 4 400, 5 500, 7 800, 9 000, 12 200