Concerto: world premiere on the Ördögkatlan!
An old dream of ours will come true on 5th August 2016 at the 'Reconciliation Chapel' in Beremend. Cooperating with the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Art Festival and with the National Dance Theatre, we'll be the spectators of a dance theatre world premiere, directed by Csaba Horváth. Bartók's Concerto will be adapted by one of the most renowned, independent Hungarian company, the Forte Company. One of the outstanding compositions of the 20th century will be performed live by the Hungarian Studio Orchestra.
BÉLA BARTÓK: CONCERTO
Forte Company / Hungarian Studio Orchestra
Director-choreographer: Csaba Horváth
Musical director: Dániel Dinyés
Concertmaster: Balázs Bujtor
'He has never written so melodiously and so accessibly before as this time, he might never have been so full of philanthropy and compassion before as this time, and never been capable of summing up all the results of his life into one massive synthesis as right this time." (Bence Szabolcsi on Bartók and Concerto)
Bartók's music is the culmination and the last summary of an era revolving around the faith in humanity and cleanness right after the end of the second World War in 1944. Bartók has not lived long enough to discover the horrors of the second World War, thus although his piece was written in a dark, hectic and anxious tone, the atmosphere of the ending is already a manifestation of vigour and a belief in a more just future. Having this, it's one of the few compositions with a positive ending from pieces of the last century.
Costumes: Mari Benedek
Set design: Csaba Horváth & Zsófia Mocsár
Lighting design: Ferenc Payer
Production manager: Judit Számel
During the first part of the evening, Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs will be performed by Klára Kolonics featuring the Hungarian Studio Orchestra.
RICHARD STRAUSS: FOUR LAST SONGS
Spring - September - When Falling Asleep - At Sunset
Klára Kolonits / Hungarian Studio Orchestra
musical director: Dániel Dinyés
concert master: Balázs Bujtor