Tickets for Mozart Marathon go on sale on November 7th

Tickets for the Mozart Marathon to be held on February 26th, 2012, go on sale on November 7th, Monday. Tickets can be purchased on the website of the orchestra (, on the website and at the secretariat of the BFO. Tickets cost HUF 990, those buying tickets for threee concerts get them free for a fourth one.

The programme of the Marathon is as follows:

Orchestral concerts

10.30 a.m. Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Non temer, amato bene - concert aria K.490 + Piano Concerto in C Minor K.491
Symphony Orchestra of the Hungarian Radio
leader: János Rolla
soloists: Sébastian Droy (tenor), Alexei Lubimov (piano)

12.30 a.m. Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Horn Concerto in E Flat Major K.447 + Symphony in G Minor, K.550
MÁV Symphony Orchestra
conductor: Gábor Takács-Nagy
soloist: Zoltán Szőke (horn)

3.00 p.m. Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Divertimento in F Major K.138 + Sinfonia Concertante in E Flat Major, K.364
Budapest Strings
artistic leaders: Béla Bánfalvi and Károly Botvay
soloists: Barnabás Kelemen (violin), Klára Kokas (viola)

5.00 p.m. Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
The Magic Flute – overture, K.620 + Symphony in C Major („Jupiter”) No.41.K.551
Orchestra of the Hungarian Opera House
conductor: János Kovács

7.00 p.m. Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Ch’io mi scordi di te – concert aria, K.505 + Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K.622
Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra
conductor: András Vass
soloists: Eszter Wierdl (soprano), Ákos Ács (clarinet)

9.00 p.m. Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Requiem, K.626
Budapesti Festival Orchestra, Saint Ephraim Men’s Choir, Schola Cantorum Budapestiensis
conductor: Iván Fischer
soloists: Gabriella Fodor (soprano), Viktória Mester (mezzo), Sébastien Droy (tenor), István Kovács (bass)

Chamber Music concerts:

11.30 a.m. Festival Theatre
Sonata in F Major, K.377 + Sonata in B Flat Major, K.454
Vilmos Szabadi (violin), Mária Kovalszki (piano)

1.30 p.m. Festival Theatre
Bastien et Bastienne – opera, K.50
Lux Aeterna-Budapest Bach Consort
conductor and director: György Philipp
soloists: Andrea Csereklyei (soprano), Donát Varga (tenor), Kornél Mikecz (baritone)

4.00 p.m. Festival Theatre
String Quintet in G Minor, K.526
Eckhardt String Quartet (Violetta Eckhardt – violin, Gábor Sipos – viola, Cecília Bodolai – viola, Rita Sovány – cello), Csaba Czenke (violin)

6.00 p.m. Festival Theatre
Flute Quartet in D Major, K.285 + String Quartet in D Major, K.575
Pulzus String Quartet (János Pilz – violin, Eszter Lesták-Bedő – violin, István Rajncsák – viola, Kousay Mahdi – cello), Gabriella Pivon (flute)

8.00 p.m. Festival Theatre
Gluck Variations, K.455 + Rondo in A Minor, K.511 + Rondo in F Major, K.393 Ferenc Rados (piano)

Budapest Festival Orchestra
10 2011

The BFO, founded in 1983 by Fischer and Zoltán Kocsis, is the youngest of Europe`s elite orchestras {...} It is at once thrilling and extremely charming to see a group of musicians joining forces to strive for perfection, compelled by the true spirit of music.
Frankfurt, Frankfurter Neue Presse, March 6th , 2001, Rudolf Löckle

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