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 World Choir Games 2012 will be organised in Cincinnati, in the United States. The closing concert will echo the phrase “The World welcomes Cincinnati!” and will expand the number of participants by adding the Festival Choir of the Choir Olympics to the stage. The evening’s conductor is Gábor Hollerung, the Artistic Director of Interkultur.
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.