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About the program

Having conducted a French Baroque programme at the end of November, Sigiswald Kuijken, a world-renowned interpreter of the historical style, is returning to the Festival Orchestra to conduct Baroque works with the orchestra’s early music ensemble, and this time he is taking the BFO’s audience on a historical journey through the music.

Works to be performed during part one represent composers from the heyday of Baroque music, and the selected pieces showcase their most typical genres. Händel’s Samson overture will be followed by a work from the oldest of them, Arcangelo Corelli, creator of the concerto grosso. The BFO’s early musicians will be performing one of the most well-known concerto grossos from his Op. 6 series. Those two pieces will then be followed by a pair of well-known Antonio Vivaldi concertos, before a concerto from Georg Philipp Telemann’s Tafelmusik brings part one to a close.

After the break, a new style will be represented on stage as the BFO’s Baroque ensemble play pieces from two influential late-Baroque German composers whose works evoke the later Classical music period. Part two will open with an excerpt from the Hamburg symphony series by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, the second son of Johann Sebastian Bach, also known as the ‘Hamburg Bach’. This is followed by a cantata by Johann Adolf Hasse, a celebrated opera composer of the age, performed by the two great sopranos Yeree Suh and Julia Kirchner, who are now familiar returning guests of the Festival Orchestra.


2 500 HUF / 3 500 HUF / 4 400 HUF / 6 300 HUF / 10 500 HUF

Season tickets

Ormándy (2015/16)


Georg Friedrich Händel: Samson Overture
Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 6, No. 4
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Flutes and Strings
Antonio Vivaldi: A piece from the Four Seasons
Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto in E flat major from Tafelmusic part III
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Hamburg Symphony No. 3 in C major
Johann Adolph Hasse: L’ Amor prigioniero – cantata for two sopranos


Sigiswald Kuijken


Julia Kirchner, soprano
Yeree Suh, soprano
Sigrid T’Hooft, baroque gesture