BFO to visit the US for the third time in 2011
 Carnegie Hall

At the end of October the BFO with music director Iván Fischer will visit the USA - for the third time in 2011. The tour will start in Frankfurt's famous Alte Oper, on October 23rd. From Germany the BFO flies to Washington D.C. On October 25th BFO musicians along with pianist Jenő Jandó will play chamber music by Béla Bartók in the Library of Congress. A day later, on October 26th, the orchestra will perform in the capital's Kennedy Center.

There will be two concerts in Carnegie Hall, in New York, on October 28th and 29th. Both concerts form part of the 12-event long series "Perspectives" with András Schiff as host, who will perform in two nights all three Bartók piano concertos. The Bartók pieces will be coupled with works by Schubert. (Symphonies Nos. 5 and 9, The Magic Harp Overture)

After the Big Apple the tour will finish with a concert in Purchase, New Jersey (October 30th) and another one at Chicago (October 31st).

Budapest Festival Orchestra
10 October 2011

The Budapest Festival Orchestra played the works of Bartók, Beethoven and Dvorák as if they had recently heard them for the first time, and wanted to share the joy of discovery with us... It was wonderful.
London, The Financial Times, February 21st 2001, Anna Picard

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