The point is to increase gradually the level of the understanding, cultivation and practice of musical art. This task falls particularly to the new Academy.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
THE RENOVATED ORGAN AT THE LISZT ACADEMY

21 October 2018, 11.00-12.00

Grand Hall

THE RENOVATED ORGAN AT THE LISZT ACADEMY

Public Family Event

Balázs Szabó, László Fassang (organ)

What is a register? How do the organ’s pipes pipe? And why pipes anyway? These and similar questions can be posed at the Liszt Academy’s family day when all are welcome to see the restored organ from close up. And proficient answers to all questions will certainly be forthcoming, given that top experts are on hand to help: teachers of the Liszt Academy, organists who actually took part in the decade-long project and thanks to whom we have today the Voit organ in all its original glory, risen phoenix-like from the ashes.

The concert organ of the Grand Hall first sounded 111 years ago, on 15 May 1907. In the century since then, the façade of the organ has become a symbol of Hungarian music life. It was constructed at the same time as the building of the music academy on Liszt Ferenc Square, and it debuted at the ceremonial inauguration of the school. On the preceding day of the official inauguration concert, that is, 21 October, families are invited to learn more about this magnificent and historically important instrument.

 

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets:

Admission to the concert is free. Free tickets can be obtained from the ticket office at the Liszt Academy one month before the concert.