Celebrating Hungary: Budapest Festival Orchestra
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage Carnegie Hall
Join us as the world-class symphony orchestra, led by music director and conductor Iván Fischer, launches Celebrating Hungary. The Budapest Festival Orchestra was formed in 1983 by Fischer and Zoltán Kocsis, with musicians "drawn from the cream of Hungary's younger players", as Britain’s The Times put it. Through intensive rehearsals and demanding the highest standards from musicians, the orchestra's concerts became the most significant events in Hungary's musical life, and gave Budapest a new symphony orchestra of international standing.
Iván Fischer, Music Director and Conductor
József Lendvay Sr., Violin
József Lendvay Jr., Violin
Oszkár Ökrös, Cimbalom
TRADITIONAL: Gypsy Folk Music.
LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3 in B-flat Minor
BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 15 in B-flat Major
BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G Minor
BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No. 11 in D Minor
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1
This concert is made possible by generous gifts from Mr. George Soros and Mr. Charles Simonyi.
Tickets $27 - $81
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