Organ Concert in the Basilica


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 Organ concert in the Basilica

The St. Stephen’s Basilica is one of the most beautiful neo-classical buildings of Budapest. This is the most important church in Hungary, one of the most significant tourist attractions and the third highest building in our country.
The construction started in 1851, according to the plans of Miklós Ybl, and was completed by József Kauser in 1905. In the next 50 years the church suffered from wars, storms and earthquakes. The church was reconstructed 1983-2003.
The program of the concert was adapted by Miklos Teleki, who belongs to some of the best organ artists in Hungary. The arias of the program are performed by Kolos Kováts, one of the most famous concert an oratorio singer in Hungary. Among numerous prices, in 1992 he received also the highest prize hungarian artist can aquire, the Kossuth Prize. The flute is played by Eleonóra Krusic, who is already known for her performances with different orchestras from Barcelona to Zürich, Graz and Vienna.

Program 2013

Tommaso Albinoni (1671-1751): Adagio
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Prelude and Fugue C Major BWV 545
Antonio Stradella (1639-1682): Pieta Signore
Antonio Vivaldi (1655-1736): 4 Seasons – Winter
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Ave verum
Ferenc Liszt (1811-1886): Fantasy and Fugue on the theme B-A-C-H
Georges Bizet (1838-1875): Agnus Dei
Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Ave Maria
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): The Glory of God
Johann Sebastian Bach: Menuett, Badinerie from B minor suite
Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565)
 

The pieces with soloist are performed by Kolos Kováts and with organ. The pieces with flute are performed by Eleonóra Krusic and with organ.

Every concert starts at 20:00, and takes about 70 minutes, without intermission.

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Prices

Category 1: 27.86 EUR
Category 1 + Budapest Card: 55.58 EUR
Category 2: 22.52 EUR
Category 2 + Budapest Card: 51.30 EUR
Category 3: 16.06 EUR
Category 3 + Budapest Card: 45.59 EUR

Reduced Prices (Students)

Category 1: 26.00 EUR
Category 1 + Budapest Card: 55.58 EUR
Category 2: 21.08 EUR
Category 2 + Budapest Card: 51.30 EUR
Category 3: 15.00 EUR
Category 3 + Budapest Card: 45.59 EUR

After the performances we would like to invite you to a one-and-a-half-hour sightseeing cruise with candlelit buffet dinner and drinks. The same program is available without dinner too, with drinks only (a glass of champagne, and another glass of drink: soft drink, wine or beer). Guiding is not included.

CONCERT + DINNER & CRUISE:HUF 15 300 / 13 800 / 12 000

Kolos Kováts
He was Born in 1948. The Hungarian bass singer studied at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest, he was engaged at the National Opera of Budapest in 1970. His first big successes were in Verdi’s La forza del destino and in Monteverdi’s Incoronazione di Poppea. In 1973 he won at the Com-petition of Rio de Janeiro and in 1974 at the Moscow Tchaikovsy Concurs. From 1971 he appeared among others in Budapest, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, Prague, Moscow, at the Vienna State Opera, in Helsinki, Graz and Cairo, at the Opera House of Leipzig as well as at stages in West Germany. He also appeared as a guest at Milan’s La Scalaand at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Hismain roles were Sarastro in Zauberflöte, Zaccaria in Verdi’s Nabucco, Boris Godunov, Don Giovanni, Mephisto, Colline in Puccini’s La Boheme. He is one of the most famous and talented concert and oratorio singer in Hungary. He received the Ferenc Liszt-prize (1977), Merit of Art (1984) and in 1992 he received hungarian highest prize which can be granted to one artist: Kossuth prize. Kossuth prize is awarded by the hungarian Parliament and handed out by the President of Hungary. In 1996 he was granted status of the Life member of the Hungarian State Opera House.

Eleonóra Krusic
She was born in 1979. She studied at the Franz Liszt Music Academy of Music until 2003. Her great talent were discovered just after she had started her studies: she took the position of first flute in Danubia Youth Symphony Orchestra with whom she played concerts both Hungary and abroad ( Zürich, Tonhalle, 2003.). After a successful audition she got a temporary job in the Orchestra of Hungarian State Opera. Since graduated at the Academy of Music she had opportunity to play with nationally known symphony orchestras e. g. PhilharmonicOrchestra Company Budapest,Orchestra of the Pannonischen Philharmonie (Graz, Stefaniensaal, regurarly from 2006.), Telecom Orchestra (Barcelona, Palau de La Musica Catalane, 2006.), Danube Symphony Orchestra, Hungarian Radio Orchestra and could work under the baton of Rico Saccani, Jurij Szimonov, András Ligeti, Kobayashi Ken-Ichiro, Sir Neville Marriner and Adam Fischer. She played with Budapest Trio, Yossi Arnheim and the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra (Wien, Musicverein Brahms Saal, 2006.)

Miklós Teleki
Mr Miklós Teleki was born in Budapest in 1970. In 1993 he got a special prize of the Ferenc Liszt International Organ Concours. In 1993 he attended the Master Course of András Virágh in Assisi. He received his diploma as an artist and teacher of the organ at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest in 1995 as the one of the most talented pupil of professor Gábor Lehotka. In 2001 he attanded the Master Course of professor David Titteringtom (England). He published CD-s in 1994, 1996, 2000 and 2003. He has given a lot of succesful concerts in European countries, for example in Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Romania, Poland, Slovakia, Serbia. In 2000 he got the Scholarship Fischer Annie. In the winter of the year 2004 he gave recitals in the USA . From 2001 he is making his dissertation at the Master School of the Academy of Music in Budapest. He got the Artisjus award in Budapest in 2006.

Dates

2014, April : 24.
2014, May : 1. 8. 15. 22. 29.
2014, June : 5. 12. 19. 26.
2014, July : 3. 10. 17. 24. 31.
2014, August : 7. 21. 28.
2014, September : 4. 11. 18. 25.
2014, October : 2. 9. 16. 23. 30.
2014, November : 6.

 

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