We're broadcasting this performance live!
In spite of the fact that the current extraordinary situation prevents us all from meeting at Müpa Budapest in person, we would still like to make the coming days nicer and more uplifting. This is why we are going to transmit our live performance, without an audience, on our website and YouTube channel.
The performance will be broadcasted on our website and YouTube channel.
Most concertgoers appreciate knowing in advance what they are going to hear on a given night, in order to avoid the unpleasant surprise of encountering a piece that they are not particularly fond of. On the other hand, there are many people who enjoy fun and surprises. At a single show, the Danubia Orche...stra Óbuda will be offering both: their Christmas wish-list concert will include both works announced in advance and others that the audience, voting on the internet between 10 and 15 December from a pre-selected list, will get to choose for themselves.
How the time flies! For 27 years, audiences have been flocking to the concerts of the Danubia Orchestra Óbuda, an ensemble that was originally founded by Domonkos Héja in 1993 when he - and his fellow musicians - had not yet completed their student years. Nevertheless, the orchestra has retained its youthfulness ever since: not only are a good portion of its members quite young, they are all continuing their work in the fresh spirit of innovation to this day. This bent toward playfulness and discovery is one that also characterises their current conductor: Liszt Award-winner Máté Hámori, who has helmed the orchestra since 2013. The pre-announced programme for their wish-list concert consists purely of Christmas-related works: Mozart's 'Hallelujah' and the 'Sleigh Ride' from his 'Three German Dances', an exciting version of the Winter from Vivaldi's famous violin concerto cycle, the peacefulness of Massenet's meditation and Rezső Ott's arrangements are all songs for the holidays. And the works to be selected, ones by Corelli, Bach, Franck, Fauré, Tchaikovsky, Gruber, Adam and Bizet? In terms of either title, subject or atmosphere, these all evoke the Christmas mood of this most intimate of all holidays. Adding a bit of colour to the programme will be the Saint Ephraim Male Choir, led by Tamás Bubó, as we also luxuriate in the solo voice of Gabriella Balga. The radiantly talented Júlia Pusker will interpret Max Richter's reimagination of Vivaldi's violin concerto.
List of works to choose from:
Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G minor ('Christmas'), Op. 6., No. 8
J. S. Bach: Suite in D major, BWV 1068 - Air
J. S. Bach-Gounod: Ave Maria
Franck: Panis Angelicus
Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a - Miniature Overture
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a - March
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a - Trepak (Russian Dance)
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a - Arabian Dance
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a - Chinese Dance
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a - Dance of the Reed Flutes
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a - Waltz of the Flowers
Gruber: Stille Nacht
Adam: O Holy Night (Cantique de Noël)
Bizet: L'Arlésienne - Farandole
Presented by: Müpa Budapest