Arany200

Visegrád season ticket


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A pillar of Hungarian culture, János Arany still ranks near the top in importance even 200 years after his birth. We celebrate his poetry, his ballads, his Toldy trilogy, his patriotism, his thoughtful reading of his contemporaries’ works, and himself as a president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; and we can rejoice if an artist living far away is inspired by Arany’s poetry. Sir Karl Jenkins is one of those famous contemporary composers who composes in a language that is easy to understand, and is also active in film music. The ballad The Bards of Wales deeply impressed the Welsh-born composer whose oratorio of the same title has been performed at Carnegie Hall in New York. On the bicentenary of János Arany’s birth, this work will be performed in a festive production, and we will be conjuring up a real Bard of Wales festival around it.

Soloists: Zoltán Bátki Fazekas, Máté Fülep, Ingrid Kertesi, Gergely Boncsér
Minstrel: Botond Ódor
Featuring: Kinga Újhelyi, MÁV Symphony Orchestra, Kaláka Band, Cantemus Choir Nyíregyháza (chorusmaster: Soma Szabó, Kodály Choir Debrecen (chorusmaster: Máté Szabó Sipos)
Conductor: Gergely Kesselyák
Director: András Aczél 
Partner: Hungarian Academy of Sciences

First part of the programme
János Arany: The Bards of Wales - Archival video featuring Imre Sinkovits performing the ballad

Songs by János Arany, part one ­ – Performed by Botond Ódor
She's mine tonight
What a fine tavern this is!
Battle Hymn

János Arany: The Bards of Wales – Performed by older schoolchildren from Hungary and the neighbouring countries)

Songs by János Arany, part two – Performed by Botond Ódor
You're leaving me, my rose flower?
You can leave me, if you like, my darling

Address by Szilveszter Ókovács, general director of the Hungarian State Opera

Songs by János Arany, part three - Performed by Botond Ódor
Fate has torn us apart
This is the end of me
Oh, daughter of Tihany

András M. Kecskés: On Tyranny – Dance poem to János Arany's ballad The Bards of Wales
Performed by András M. Kecskés and the soloists of the Hungarian National Ballet: Bence Apáti, Máté Bakó, Levente Bajári
Performed to archival audio of Zoltán Latinovits's interpretation of the ballad.
Video montage: Ottó Wallner

Songs by János Arany, part four – Performed by Botond Ódor
In the shadow of this green tree
My aunt! My beloved aunt!

János Arany: The Bards of Wales – Performed by: Kinga Újhelyi

János Arany: The Bards of Wales – Performed by the Kaláka Band

Second part of the programme
Posthumous conferral on János Arany of honorary citizenship of the town of Montgomery by Mayor Eric Fairbrother.

Sir Karl Jenkins: The Bards of Wales – cantata set to the ballad by János Arany
Soloists: Zoltán Bátki Fazekas, Máté Fülep, Ingrid Kertesi, Gergely Boncsér
Minstrel: Botond Ódor

Featuring the MÁV Symphony Orchestra (artistic director: Péter Csaba), Kodály Choir Debrecen (chorusmaster: Máté Szabó Sipos), Cantemus Choir Nyíregyháza (chorusmaster: Soma Szabó)

Details

Location
Erkel Theatre
Date
March 2, 2017
Start time
19:00
End time
22:00

Events

2017. March 02., Thu, 19:00