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Closing Concert of the Percussion Day

5 April 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Budapest Spring Festival

Closing Concert of the Percussion Day

Percussion Day


Anders Koppel: Concerto No. 2 for Marimba and String Orchestra - Hungarian premiere
Philip Glass: Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra


Emmanuel Séjourné: Vibes and Strings - Hungarian premiere
Mike Perdue: Meta-Marimba - Hungarian premiere
J. S. Bach: Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005 – 3. Largo
Pat Metheny–Lyle Mays: Imaginary Day – Duo Concerto for Vibraphone, Marimba and Orchestra (arranged by Christopher Deviney) - Hungarian premiere

Emmanuel Séjourné [3, 6] (vibrafon), She-e Wu [4,5,6], Marianna Bednarska [1] (marimba), Tomohiro Ando [2], Szabolcs Joó [2] (timpani)
Concerto Budapest
Conductor: Zoltán Rácz

With this large-scale concert, Concerto Budapest and their exceptionally talented guests offer a glimpse into the world of concertos for one or more percussion instruments with some of the genre’s most compelling works.

The Polish Marianna Bednarska takes the stage as a soloist for the former rock musician Anders Koppel’s Marimba Concerto. The concert's most monumental, loudest and most spectacular piece will be Glass’ concerto: a dozen timpanis will be placed in the foreground of the stage.

French composer, educator and percussionist Emmanuel Séjourné will take part in the performance of his own composition. The double concerto written from the songs of jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny was premiered in 2017, with She-e Wu playing the marimba solo. The artist, who is also very active as a composer and educator, will now join forces with Séjourné to perform the piece.

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HUF 1 500, 2 000, 2 500