The Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra, one of Hungary’s leading full-size orchestras is heading to the United Kingdom for the first time. The repertoire is progressive, diverse and unique including some masterpieces from the 21st century.
The orchestra will perform works of Kodály and Enescu as well as Bartók’s orchestral work Concerto. Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony (‘Fate’) also promises to be a poignant experience.
The tour will be going to some top UK concert halls in London, Guildford, Manchester, Basingstoke, Birmingham and Edinburgh under the direction of maestro András Keller. Not to mention that the orchestra will have the honor to play with the great Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt, who performs Mozart’s perhaps most famous piano concerto, No. 23 in A major.
“I like playing with those great soloists with whom there is little need to talk about how we would like to play,, we just play. I feel that with Angela, we perfectly understand each other’s musical language.” (András Keller)
György Kurtág is the orchestra’s honorary president. András Keller, founder of Keller Quartet, Kossuth Prize Meritorious Artist who holds over 70 international awards, has been the ensemble’s artistic director since 2007
Find out more information on https://www.concertobudapest.hu/uk-tour-2022
The Ljubljana Festival is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Quality and freshness continue to be its guiding principles. From 21 June to 8 September, the evenings in Ljubljana, Slovenia, will once again come to life with exceptional events hosting the world’s most renowned artists, bringing visitors another cultural summer to remember.
The highlights of the 70th Ljubljana Festival will include one of the world’s most successful musicals, West Side Story, choreographed by Mykal Rand, the amazing Peruvian tenorist Juan Diego Flórez, John Malkovich in The Music Critic, some of the world's greatest Maestros, including Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, Vasily Petrenko, and Charles Dutoit, as well as outstanding orchestras such as West–Eastern Divan Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The world’s biggest opera stars are returning to Ljubljana after their exceptional performances at the 69th Ljubljana Festival– baritone Plácido Domingo, and soprano Anna Netrebko with tenor Yusif Eyvazov. The program will surely delight ballet lovers with two performances by the Swiss ballet company Béjart Ballet Lausanne, and SNG Maribor production of Stravinsky’s Les Noces & Le Sacre De Printemps choreographed by Edward Clug. The 70th edition of the summer festival will be brought to a grand close by the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Finnish Maestro Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Find out more information on https://ljubljanafestival.si/en/