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Orchestral concerts
April 3rd
Palace of Arts - Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, 7:45 pm
Sibelius: The Oceanides – symphonic poem, op. 73
Prokofiev: Piano concerto No. 2 in G minor, op. 16
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish ) in E flat major, op. 97
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
With: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet – piano
The guest conductor of the Festival Orchestra will be the extremely versatile Sir Andrew Davis. He is equally at home in Baroque, Romantic, Viennese classic and contemporary music. For years he was the artistic director of the famous Glyndebourne Opera Festival, currently he is music director of the Chicago Opera House and artistic consultant to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared with practically all the leading international orchestras, from the Berlin Philharmonic through the Concertgebouw Orchestra to the Chicago Symphony.
He will accompany Jean-Efflam Bavouzet in Prokofiev’s second piano concerto.
Prices: 9900, 8900, 7500, 6500, 4500, 2500 HUF

Sir Andrew Davis © Jim Four

Chamber evenings
April 3rd
Festetics Palace, Hall of Mirrors, 7:30 pm
Cimbalom Recital by Ágnes Szakály
“Hommage à Haydn”
Haydn: Zingarese
Péter Tóth: Haydn’s Seven Last Words – world première
Haydn: Divertimento in D major, Hob. IV:6.
Haydn: Roxelane variations
Iván Madarász: H – world première
Haydn: Trio in G major, Hob. XV:25
With: Éva Dúlfalvy – violin, György Deák – cello, István Dominkó – piano
If we accept the assessment of Stravinsky, who was sincerely enthusiastic about the art of Aladár Rácz and his instrument, that the cimbalom is a "rare beast", then we can say that one of the greatest cimbalom tamers of today is Ágnes Szakály. In her career of over thirty years marked by many successes she has not only made and played countless arrangements of classical works but fourteen cimbalom concertos have been written for her, ensuring her a place in the history of music in the late 20th century. And we have not even mentioned her excursions into jazz and other genres. At the Spring Festival she pays tribute to Joseph Haydn deceased in 1809, and with the two world premières included in her programme she wishes to show that in the 21st century the cimbalom will remain an important catalyst of new music and that, despite the distance of over 200 years, Joseph Haydn can still be regarded as one of our most influential contemporaries.
Price: 2000 HUF

InterNational Theatre Festival
April 3rd
National Theatre - Gobbi Hilda Stage, 7:00 pm
William Burroughs–Tom Waits–Robert Wilson: The Black Ride – Hungarian première
Semi-staged concert with actors of the National Theatre company
Director: Tamás Ascher
Orchestra: Tamás Bárány, Benedek Darvas, Andor Kovács, Márton Kovács, Tamás Sebesi, Ákos Zságer-Varga
Music director: Márton Kovács
Series editor dramaturge: Anna Merényi
Thomas Alan Waits American singer-songwriter, composer, actor has an unmistakable voice: according to a critic it is “like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car”.
In the National Theatre’s Reading Theatre series
A joint programme with the National Theatre.

Price: 3500 HUF

Folk music, folk dance
April 3rd
Thália Theatre, 7:30 pm
The 100-Member Gypsy Orchestra is the only ensemble of its kind in the world. With its high standard performance of Hungarian and Gypsy music and classical music arranged for Gypsy orchestra, since its formation the ensemble has been an ambassador for music and culture, giving over 1000 concerts in venues ranging from houses of culture in the smallest settlements of Hungary to many of the world’s famous concert halls.
Prices: 6900, 5900 HUF

April 3rd
Palace of Arts - Festival Theatre, 7:00 pm
Bangarra Dance Theatre
True Stories
Choreography: Frances Rings, Elma Gada Kris
With: Waangenga Blanco, Perun Bonser, Jhuny-Boy Borja, Deborah Brown, Yolande Caroline Brown, Tara Gower, Elma Gada Kris, Daniel Riley Mckinley, Leonard Mickelo, Katina Olsen, Sidney James Saltner, Jasmin Sheppard, Smilar Sinak, Patrick Richard Thaiday

Artistic director: Stephen George Page
Ballet master: William John Pengelly
Technical director: Neil Fisher
Bangarra Dance Theatre is one of Australia's most unique and innovative dance companies. Blending traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture with international contemporary dance, Bangarra creates a uniquely Australian dance language.
At the heart of Bangarra's uniqueness is the company's vision and commitment to a theatrical style that remains true to the indigenous spirit.
Bangarra means 'to make fire' in Wiradjeri language of NSW. The logo of Bangarra represents a flame; the headdress of a Torres Strait Island warrior; the point of a spear used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island hunters. The company belongs in the international vanguard and regularly appears at top world events.
Prices: 7000, 5000, 3000 HUF

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