11:00 Comprehensible Music
THE PORTRAIT OF THE HERO
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major (“Emperor”)
In Beethoven’s oeuvre, the notion and character of the hero, whether it’s about Napoleon or Prometheus, plays a prominent role. Beethoven’s last and perhaps most significant piano concerto is Piano Concerto in E-flat Major, widely known in the Western world by the adjective “Emperor”, which refers primarily to Napoleon, whom Beethoven worshipped for a long time. With its monumentality, the often heroic task for the pianist and, of course, with the E-flat major tone connecting it to Beethoven’s other heroic works, the piano concerto is an organic part of this cycle of thought.
Gábor Farkas – piano
Presented and conducted by: Gábor Hollerung
15:00 Family Concert
TWIN STORY – A FAMILY CONCERT
…A thief ran through the woods as fast as his legs could carry him, until suddenly his nose was wedged in an almost invisible wire fence. On the other side of the fence a pair of green eyes flashed and the thief faced – himself…”
The latest in BDO’s fairy tale concert series is another adaptation of a well-known story, in true BDO style – with lots of music. If you want to hear the rest of the story, come join us on BDO Day!
A Fairy Tale based on Mark Twain’s novel The Prince and the Pauper. Set to music by Korngold, Verdi, John Williams and more.
The tale will be read out in Hungarian.
Writer and storyteller: Ildikó Turcsányi
Conducted by: Guido Mancusi
17:30 A Concert by the Camber Music Workshop of BDO
GOURMET CHAMBER MUSIC TASTING
In this concert, the ensemble will offer an insight into the chamber orchestral perspective of the standing stars of music history. The BDO Chamber Music Workshop’s unique instrumentation and orchestrations create both the intimate atmosphere of chamber music and the colour and grandiosity of a full-scale orchestra sound. The BDO Chamber Music Workshop’s programme therefore includes a wide variety of music, from chamber works for solo instrument or small ensembles to large orchestral pieces and concertos, all of which are performed in a highly sophisticated and unique instrumental setting, whether the performed piece is part of baroque, romantic, 20th century or contemporary music.
Enjoy this tasting of gourmet chamber music and join us for this special evening!
The transcriber of the musical pieces and the artistic director of the ensemble: Apor Szüts
20:00 Symphonic Concert
In this concert we are celebrating our 30-year anniversary. Come join us!
The overture to the programme will be two works from 100 years ago, both written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the unification of Pest, Buda and Óbuda (thus the birth of the city of Budapest – the tr.): Ernő Dohnányi’s Festival Overture and Bartók’s Dance Suite.
Next you can listen to a virtual symphony in four movements, selected from different periods and composers in music history: the first movement is Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, which is a display of heroism. The second movement is the 3rd movement of Brahms’ Symphony No. 3, one of the most beautiful and popular pieces in music history, which exudes emotion and love. The third movement is Birthday Scherzo composed specially for the occasion by Guido Mancusi, our orchestra’s principal guest conductor, and composer. The final movement is The Throne Room & End Title from John Williams’ music for Star Wars, bringing our festive “symphony” to a close with a sense of sublimity.
Dohnányi: Festive Overture
Bartók: Dance Suite
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 – Movement 3
Mancusi: Birthday Scherzo
John Williams: Star Wars – The Throne Room and End Title
Conducted by: Gábor Hollerung