The registration for the Masterclass of the Dohnanyi Academy has started. The special significance of the Masterclass lies in its base: an outstanding orchestra that is known both in Hungary and abroad for its intensive manner of play, unique playing culture, high professional and human motivation and that will be available to the participants of the Class practically during the entire course.
The Dohnányi Orchestra of Budafok embarked on a special project on December 5, 2011 at the Palace of Arts. The concert will feature a selection of the best of film music, with favourites like Titanic and Star Wars. Cinemusic will provide the special experience of showing the clips along with the music, creating a live connection between film and music for the audience.
The next concert on November 13, 2011 in the series Understanding Music will feature parts from Bizet’s Carmen. In the first half of the concert, the audience will be helped to understand the piece by the explanations of Gábor Hollerung, who will guide everyone to a deeper knowledge using musical illustrations.
The Budafok Dohnányi Orchestra gave a very successful concert with Gábor Hollerung at the University of Bonn on October 3, 2011, on the occasion of the anniversary of Germany’s reunification. Pianist Jenő Jandó was the soloist of the evening with pieces by Beethoven, Donhányi, Wagner and Kodály on the programme.
The 20th Zemplén Festival opened with Erika Miklósa and the Budafok Dohnányi Orchestra in Sárospatak. The popular Understanding Music series was brought to the festival this year, too; this time the audience could get acquainted with Liszt’s Mazeppa. Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle was performed at the Reformed Church of Sárospatak.