New Year's Concert
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Programme: Beethoven: Symphony No. 9


A New Year’s invocation at the Opera: The full complement of the Hungarian State Opera House will be sending greetings to its audience and to Hungarian people all over the world via Duna Televízió with a Zsófia Tallér’s overture specially written for the occasion, a New Year’s poem, a new ballet sequence set to the chamber version of Strauss’s Dance of the Seven Veils (with choreography by Seregi Prize-winner András Lukács), and a New Year’s greeting by academic and neuroscientist József Hámori.. All this will be capped by Beethoven’s hymn-like Symphony No. 9. The vocal soloists are all chosen from among Hungary’s very greatest opera singers, and conducting will be Pinchas Steinberg, the world-famous Chief Conductor and new president of the ensemble that gives life to the Opera House’s music, the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra.