The Festival Orchestra’s Baroque Ensemble will be giving several concerts throughout the season; a real luminary of early music will visit twice, Japanese-Bavarian violinist Midori Seiler will be performing one Italian and one German concert; while Hervé Niquet will join our musicians as artistic director and concert master for a performance of French baroque music. As usual, the Baroque melodies will come to life on period instruments.More
The lack of new music has become an almost chronic issue in Hungarian concert life. The Budapest Festival Orchestra has been striving to fill this gap since it was founded roughly three decades ago, from as early as its first concerts. But a new milestone will be reached in this old story in 2012. Alongside its Baroque ensemble the BFO musicians have also created a contemporary music ensemble.
The concerts held in the large hall of the renovated Academy of Music – feature a major Viennese classic along with pieces of music mostly from the Romantic period, which in terms of ambience and/or music history are very close or fit in well with the classic Viennese work. The conductor of these concerts is Gábor Takács-Nagy.
Sunday Chamber Music
The Sunday chamber music concerts offer programmes for the audiences that develop the creativity of the musicians and embolden their personal ambitions. The programmes are put together by the orchestra’s musicians themselves, they identify the pieces, adapt them and perform them. The Sunday Chamber Concerts are held in the rehearsal hall of BFO.
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