ATTILA BOZZAY: Pezzo concertato No. 2
LÁSZLÓ DUBROVAY Concerto for Hungarian Folk Instruments and Orchestra
LEVENTE GYÖNGYÖSI I would go if I could go
MUZSIKÁS Live Hungarian folk music
Muzsikás Hungarian Folk Ensemble
Conductor András Keller
Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra
This concert promises to be a meeting and electrification of recent and contemporary Hungarian composition as well as folk music, and at the same time the combined appearance of Concerto Budapest and Muzsikás. The programme gets underway with the second Pezzo concertato by Attila Bozay, who displayed a particular fascination with the zither in the 1970s. The 1999 millennium concerto by László Dubrovay was written for a similarly unusual instrumental line-up. It was composed for Concerto Budapest, who at that time operated under a different name. Thus, at the world premiere of the four-movement piece in 2001 the orchestra also performed. This same pioneering excellence can also be associated with the concerto for folk instruments and symphony orchestra by Levente Gyöngyösi: the orchestra led by András Keller and Muzsikás Folk Ensemble presented this work in 2017. Finally, in the folk music concert part closing the programme, a key role is taken by Mária Petrás, folk singer and holder of the Prima Primissima Prize and Hungarian Heritage Prize.