...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
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra

11 January 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra Presented by Liszt Academy

Ambassadors of Polish Music

Moniuszko: Halka – overture
Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K. 299
Szymanowski: Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19

Jacques Zoon (flute), Andrea Vigh (harp)
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Łukasz Borowicz

Hand on heart, if one were asked to make a list of Polish composers, most of us would not be able to get beyond Chopin and perhaps his famous contemporaries Penderecki and Lutosławski. Our concert fills this gap in many people’s knowledge. Lukasz Borowicz, chief conductor of the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Warsaw Opera, presents the two most famous Polish composers of Romanticism. Stanislaw Moniuszko, the ‘Polish Erkel’, was father of the genre of Polish national opera and a system of teaching music. His best-known opera, Halka, premiered in 1848. Karol Szymanowski, like many of his contemporaries, started to compose music under the influence of Wagner and Richard Strauss until he discovered his own sound. Symphony No. 2, which reveals varied melodies of a folk music nature, was presented in 1911. Mozart’s remarkable double concerto, written for a French aristocrat and his daughter, is performed by a Hungarian-Dutch duo. The French, gavotte-like theme of the closing movement refers to the ‘dedicatees’.



Presented by

Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra


HUF 3 000, 4 500, 6 000