...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
János Rolla & Liszt Academy Chamber Orchestra/1

9 February 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Masters of the Orchestra

János Rolla & Liszt Academy Chamber Orchestra/1 Presented by Liszt Academy

Bartók: Divertimento, BB 118
J. S. Bach: Piano Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052
intermission
Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485

David Fray (piano)
Liszt Academy Chamber Orchestra
Concertmaster: János Rolla

The chamber orchestra made up of university students prepare for their concerts in the framework of curricular projects. In a three-part season ticket series in 2020, the ensemble perform gems of the music canon under the direction of Kossuth Prize violinist János Rolla. And just like the students during the course of rehearsals, so in the concerts audiences are witness to a meeting of generations and the passing on of Hungarian chamber orchestra traditions. After all, János Rolla is the most authentic interpreter of the tradition: he participated in the creation of the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra as a founding member, and from 1979 he headed the formation as artistic director for nearly four decades. Bartók’s three-movement string orchestral Divertimento and Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 also involving wind instruments are performed as opening and closing works in the first of the season ticket concerts. The Austrian composer was the same age as the student performers when he completed the symphony in autumn 1816. Slotted between these two works is the Piano Concerto in D minor by J.S.Bach, interpreted by French global star of the piano David Fray, who is visiting professor at the Liszt Academy from this year.

 

 

 

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets:

HUF 2 500, 3 300, 4 100, 4 900

Season ticket:

János Rolla & Liszt Academy Chamber Orchestra