It’s a great honour for us to be part of the Day of Listening, the grandiose contemporary music festival of Concerto Budapest in Budapest Music Center. At the opening concert, on 13th November 16.30, we will play Alfred Schnittke’s Gogol Suite, the Partita by Balázs Kecskés D. and Selga Mence’s Songs for Two Pianos.
We will also contribute on the next day, Sunday 12.30, playing Gyula Bánkövi’s piece for piano four hands, I misteri delle montagne lontane.
The concerts are free. You can register here: https://www.concertobudapest.hu/a-hallgatas-napja-2021, or you can follow the concerts online at papageno.hu
Music festival in BMC by Concerto Budapest
Programme director: András Keller, music director and chief conductor of Concerto Budapest
Understanding, wonderment, profundity, discoveries and rediscoveries: this is what the Day of Listening promises the public and, indeed, the performers in what is the fifth occasion the festival has been arranged, this year on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November 2021.
It is a tradition for music programs on the Day of Listening to be staged in several venues at the same time, during which visitors meet András Keller and artists of Concerto Budapest as well as superlative soloists and chamber musicians. The two-day music event by Concerto Budapest is designed to focus attention primarily on contemporary music and the creative knock-on influences arising between masterpieces of different ages.
40 works, including eight world premières and two premières in Hungary, are squeezed into 11 concerts on two days. The program runs from works by Beethoven through Debussy via legendary contemporary artists as György Kurtág all the way to the youngest composer generation.