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.
Imagine that the flute is slower than the viola. Here we could tell the violas to “slow down please”, or the flutes to “speed up please”. That’s the boring method. But if I say to the violas: “Concentrate on the flute here”, then I engage their own creativity, and they realise themselves that something is too fast or too slow. When someone learns an instrument, their creativity unfolds and they have to develop their own spheres of interest, taking an interest in everything. Then they enter the harbour of a symphony orchestra, and suddenly, the level of creativity demanded plummets. They don’t have to think, they don’t have to come up with programmes and develop their personalities – nobody is interested in their ideas.
The duality of creative training and non-creative work is a dead-end street, and this whole concept should be revisited. We have to utilise the creativity of musicians as this official approach to playing is killing music. – said Iván Fischer, leader of the Festival Orchestra in an interview with a German journalist.
The Sunday chamber music concerts given in the Rehearsal Hall of the BFO in Selmeci utca 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. Based on the playing of the musicians during these high-quality afternoons that are reminiscent of chamber music of old, we understand why the Festival Orchestra is as it is: it is not a workplace for frustrated, rigid musicians, it is a place for outstanding and creative musicians to let their talents flow.