Contemporary Chamber Music with the Budapest Festival Orchestra

Fresh music, fresh Gesamtkunstwerk
Concert Hall

Gilad Cohen: Trio for a Spry Clarinet, Weeping Cello and Ruminating Harp
Pierre Boulez: Derive 1
György Orbán: Piano Trio
György Kurtág: Bagatelles, Op.14/d
Galina Usztvolszkaja: Composition 1 ('Dona nobis pacem')
Philipp Glass: 2. String Quartet ('Company')

  • Csaba Czenke - violin
  • Vilmos Oláh - violin
  • Mária Gál-Tamási - violin
  • István Kádár - violin
  • István Polónyi - viola
  • Lajos Dvorák - cello
  • Gabriella Liptai - cello
  • Orsolya Mód - cello
  • Péter Szabó - cello
  • Zsolt Fejérvári - double bass
  • Anett Jóföldi - flute, piccolo
  • Erika Sebők - flute
  • Ákos Ács - clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Roland Csalló - clarinet
  • József Bazsinka - tuba
  • István Kurcsák - vibraphone
  • Ágnes Polónyi - harp
  • Gábor Csalog - piano
  • Gábor Gyülvészi - piano
  • Irina Ivanyickaja - piano
  • Zsuzsa Kollár - piano

Ferocious and tame instruments, spry clarinets, weeping cellos, ruminating harps and maidens with flaxen hair are running wild at the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s chamber music concert on 25 February, preceded by a lecture by Nóra Winkler and Tünde Topor with some insights into the visual arts. The listener will be transported to a fresh and contemporary musical universe that combines elements of klezmer, folk and rock, with extraordinary associations to a variety of composers, from Bach to Debussy. Intense, personal and straightforward musical stories with extreme highs and lows, performed by one of the world’s greatest orchestras. The journey will take you through the works of Philip Glass, Boulez, Orbán, Kurtág, Ustvolskaya and Gilad Cohen. And where do images come into the picture? The free lecture preceding the concert will provide you with that answer starting from 18:30 at the BMC’s library, and also to the question of what happens when a harp and a clarinet visit a museum together.

Tickets are available for 3000 HUF on the spot,
online at, and at InterTicket Jegypont partners across Hungary.

2018 February 25 Sunday