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Budapest Festival Orchestra

Bartók. The Wooden Prince

dance
orchestral
Fri 19 May 2017 20.00
introduction by Mark Delaere 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.10

Part of Budapest Festivalpas

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

Hungarian folk music, orchestral ingenuity and swirling dance

There is big and there is insanely big. Bartók's The Wooden Prince requires a huge orchestra and for that reason alone it is seldom staged. Bartók described his ballet as a ‘symphonic poem to be danced to’. And so it will be: Hungarian choreographer Krisztian Gergye’s dancers accompany Fischer and his orchestra in this performance. Bartók combines late-Romantic orchestral sounds with Hungarian folk music and the narrative power of Béla Balázs’ folktale – seemingly sunny, but with a distinctly mystical side. In the first part, prominent folk musicians play the folk music Bartók drew from. This is the ideal introduction to Bartók’s orchestral ingenuity. And it’s right up the street of the BFO and Krisztian Gergye, who together transform Bartók’s fairy-tale pantomime into a swirling dance performance.

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programme

Hungarian folk music

Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
The Wooden Prince

performers

Budapest Festival Orchestra: orchestra
Iván Fischer: conductor
Krisztián Gergye: choreography
Krisztián Gergye Company: dance

Márta Sebestyén: song
Folk Music Trio: ensemble

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Budapest Festival Orchestra: orchestra
Iván Fischer: conductor
Krisztián Gergye: choreography
Krisztián Gergy...

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Fri 19 May 2017 20.00
introduction by Mark Delaere 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.10

Part of Budapest Festivalpas

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

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