2018.01.19 19.30

Grand Hall

Veronika Harcsa & Friends

Veronika Harcsa & Friends

Franciscan Charity Evening for People with Autism

Veronika Harcsa (vocals); Bálint Gyémánt (guitar); Anasztázia Razvaljajeva (harp) Patron: Anita Herczegh, wife of the President of the Republic

In the first half of her concert, this singer with multifaceted musical interests takes to the stage with her latest partner, harpist Anastasia Razvalyaeva, then after the intermission she performs old and new songs with Bálint Gyémánt, perhaps her closest creative partner. The harp-vocals duo give a new take on some of the finest songs by Claude Debussy, who died 100 years ago. These two young musicians have rearranged works written to verses by Paul Verlaine and other poets by Debussy, who always showed great daring when experimenting with forms. Their instrumentalization has been carried out with boldness and innovative inspiration worthy of the composer himself. The ethereal nature of the harp and sotto voce, subdued singing technique, reveal a new facet to these recognized songs. In the second half of the concert, Veronika Harcsa and jazz guitar virtuoso Bálint Gyémánt show – through their own compositions and reworkings – the very many ways in which classical music and jazz are connected, from the history of improvization rooted all the way back to Baroque music right up to the indisputable role played by classical music in contemporary jazz.

Organizer: Franciscan Order of Our Lady of Hungary, Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets: HUF 1 400, 2 100, 3 500, 4 900, 5 600