Liszt Kidz Academy – Heroes, Fairies, Clowns
- Pierrot lunaire, op. 21
Heroes, fairies and clowns take centre stage in the Liszt Kidz concert series this autumn for 10-15-year-olds (not to mention their parents and grandparents). The heroes and heroines of ancient myths were always favourite figures in classical music, being evoked in countless operas, cantatas and even instrumental pieces. However, composers were inspired not only by heroes like the Greek Hercules but boastful figures such as János Háry or bittersweet clowns like Pierrot. The final concert in this series features Pierrot lunaire written by Arnold Schönberg in 1912 and instrumentalized for voice and small chamber orchestra. The magically colourful work not only shows children the figure of Pierrot and his dialogue with the Moon, but it also introduces them to the music language of the early 20th century. And contrary to popular belief, the language of Schönberg is no more complicated than that of Bach or Brahms, it just requires interpretation. Happily, we have much help on hand in the form of János Bali, Weiner Ensemble and mezzosoprano Anna Molnár who graduated from the Liszt Academy this year.
Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre
Sponsor: National Cultural Fund of Hungary
Tickets: HUF 1 400