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Orchestral concerts
March 30th
Palace of Arts - Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, 7:30 pm
Schumann: Genoveva overture, op. 81
Beethoven: Piano concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, op. 90
Conductor: Daniel Harding
With: Fazil Say – piano
Anyone who has seen and heard live or on DVD the Aix-en-Provence festival productions directed by Peter Brook (Don Giovanni) and Patrice Chéreau (Così fan tutte) will certainly have noticed the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and its young conductor, Daniel Harding. The Oxford-born young man first attracted attention as assistant to Sir Simon Rattle, then to Claudio Abbado. From 2003 he became music director of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and from 2007 director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He conducts leading ensembles and is a regular guest at prestigious festivals. Milestones in his career as an opera conductor have been two productions at Covent Garden (Britten: The Turn of the Screw; Berg: Wozzeck) and the première of Idomeneo in the Milan Scala (2005). Harding conducted the Wiener Philharmoniker in a performance of Don Giovanni at the 2006 Salzburg Mozart celebrations. He will appear in Budapest with the virtuoso Turkish pianist and composer, Fazil Say who, as ambassador of the year in 2008 represents the main goals of the EU initiative “European Year of Intercultural Dialogue”.
Prices: 9500, 8500, 7500, 6500, 4500, 2500 HUF

Mahler Chamber Orchestra © Elisabeth Carecchio

Daniel Harding © Eisuke Miyoshi

Chamber evenings
March 30th
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ceremonial Hall, Roosevelt tér, 7:30 pm
Haydn: String quartet in C major (Kaiserquartett), Hob. III:77
Mendelssohn: Sting quartet in E flat major, op. 12
Dvořák: String quartet in F major, op. 96
Price: 4000 HUF

Chamber evenings
March 30th
Thália Theatre, 7:30 pm
Omaggio a Luciano Berio
Sequenza IXa – for clarinet
Sequenza I – for flute
Linea – for two pianos and percussion
Sequenza VIIa – for oboe
Sequenza III – for voice
Folk Songs – for voice and chamber ensemble
With: Katalin Károlyi – voice, Dezső Ránki, Edit Klukon – piano, Aurél Holló, Zoltán Rácz – percussion, Béla Horváth – oboe, Gergely Ittzés – flute, Csaba Klenyán – clarinet, UMZE Chamber Ensemble (conductor: Zoltán Rácz)
A joint programme with UMZE, the New Hungarian Music Society.

Price: 4000 HUF

InterNational Theatre Festival
March 30th
National Theatre - Gobbi Hilda Stage, 7:00 pm
Guest Performance of the St Petersburg State Drama Theatre “Priut Сomedianta”
“It is not Hamlet”
Based on Dismorphomania by Vladimir Sorokin
Director: Andrei Moguchi
Stage sets and costumes: Emil Kapeljus
Lighting: Denis Solntsev
Video: Alexandr Malisev
Sound: Andrei Sizintsev

With the “Benzolnie Mertveci” (Dead Benzols) punk group.
After Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Heiner Müller’s Hamlet/Machine, Andrei Moguchi again turns his attention to the Danish prince, but this time the stage text is based on Vladimir Sorokin’s Dismorphomania. We can state without hesitation that the writer’s linguistic directness evoking extreme emotions and the provocative solutions of the director known for his rather unusual approach to the theatre are an excellent match on the stage, although it is worth knowing that at the Moscow premiere the author created a stir by walking out of the auditorium.
Moguchi generally gives a snapshot of the present state of culture, his productions reflect the given moment. It’s not Hamlet is a grotesque and ironic protest against the commercialisation of the theatre and the rule of mass-produced stars; contemporary total theatre with video installation and punk music.
We can expect an exciting and unusual theatre evening!
The performance is recommended for persons over 16 and with strong nerves.
Theatre performance in Russian with Hungarian simultaneous interpretation.
A joint programme with the National Theatre.

Price: 4500 HUF

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