...a country (Hungary) whose population, even today, is barely over ten million has produced so many musicians and so much outstanding music. I am grateful for having been born and trained there.

Sir Georg Solti
ORGAN INAUGURATION CONCERT

22 October 2018, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

ORGAN INAUGURATION CONCERT

Liszt: Prelude and Fugue for the B-A-C-H Theme
Kodály: Laudes organi

intermission

R. Strauss-Reger:Feierlicher Einzug der Ritter des Johanniterordens
Zsigmond Szathmáry: Organ Concerto

László Fassang, János Pálúr, István Ruppert, Balázs Szabó (organ)
Alma Mater Choir of the Liszt Academy (choirmaster: Csaba Somos)
Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra
Conductors: Gergely Madaras, Csaba Somos
Host: Ádám Bősze

The Liszt Academy’s restored organ, made in 1907 and the same age as the Art Nouveau building it is housed in, can once again be seen and heard in all its former glory from autumn 2018. A decision on the reconstruction of the original organ was taken by the academy in 2010, with the inauguration taking place on 22 October 2018, the anniversary of the birth of Ferenc Liszt. This evening provides the audience with four works employing the organ; this queen of instruments is accompanied by either orchestra or choir. There is also a contemporary piece in the programme, with renowned organist-composer Zsigmond Szathmáry having written a symphonic organ concerto especially for the occasion. The rebuilt organ is played by István Ruppert, Balázs Szabó, János Pálúr and László Fassang.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets:

HUF 1 200, 1 700, 2 800, 3 900