Sunday 8 May 2022

One of Hungary's oldest orchestras makes its first UK tour

Concerto Budapest is one of Hungary's oldest ensembles, celebrating its centenary in 2007 (The name Concerto Budapest dates from 2009). András Keller, founder of the Keller Quartet, became the orchestra's artistic director in 2007, and since then the ensemble has undergone a significant period of artistic growth. 

There is a chance to hear for ourselves when Concerto Budapest makes its first tour to the UK. Keller will direct the ensemble in a six date tour, from 6 to 12 June 2022. The itinerary opens at London’s Cadogan Hall and continues with concerts in Guildford, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh. 

Not surprisingly, Hungarian repertoire is central to the tour's programming. All concerts bar the one in Manchester feature Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra, alongside Beethoven's Symphony No 5 and Mozart's Piano Concerto No.23 in A major (with Angela Hewitt). In Manchester, the orchestra pairs Kodaly's Dances of Galánta and Enescu's Romanian Rhapsody No.1 in A major with the Mozart and Beethoven.

Full details from the orchestra's website.

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