I am not exaggerating when I say that, whatever I achieved as a musician, I owe more to Leó Weiner than to anyone else. ... To me, he remains an outstanding example of what a musician should be.

Sir Georg Solti

2 March 2024, 19.00-21.30

Grand Hall

MÁV Symphony Orchestra

Masterpieces - differently

István Dénes: MÁV START S.O.S.
Dohnányi: Konzertstück for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 12
Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody, Op. 68 (arranged by Max Schlegel)
Liszt – István Dénes: Dante (arrangement of Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata for orchestra)

Park Sang Hyeok (cello)
MÁV Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: István Dénes


A conducting composer or a composing conductor? Seems to be a fair question about István Dénes, who is a renown opera-conductor in Hungary and abroad as well, while he is also a productive composer, with vivid fantasy and remarkable humour. As a token of his respect for the MÁV Symphony Orchestra, he composed a paraphrase of the MÁV’s signal for the railway station and, in order to expand the orchestras’ repertoire, he transcribed Franz Liszt’s masterpiece, the Dante Sonata, for orchestra. The concert’s soloist, Park Sang Hyeok, was born in South Korea in 2004. She has completed her secondary and higher education in her home country and has won several national competitions. She is currently studying at the Academy of Music in Liechtenstein, mentored by the famous Russian cellist, Ivan Monighetti.

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MÁV Symphony Orchestra


HUF 5 400, 6 000, 6 600