2020 is to be kicked off by the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra as on January 2 at the Audi Arena, Győr, where we are scheduled to play some magnificent operetta and musical numbers for the János Richter Season Ticket holders as well as for all music lovers. The show, dubbed "Song, Panache, and Passion", features leading artists of the Budapest Operette Theater, accompanied by our very own Győr orchestra, conducted by Márton Rácz. The visuals are to be enhanced by some truly spectacular dance choreographies, and customs.
The National Philharmonic Orchestra's chief conductor, Zsolt Hamar, is back after opening the current Nikish series last fall. This time he is set to conduct music for the Tibor Varga Series' ticket holders on January 10 at Richter Hall, Győr. Program includes a Ravel, and an Hector Berlioz masterpiece, as well as a contemporary work by female composer Zsófia Tallér, best known for her contribution to film / theater music in Hungary. Her work entitled "Orchestra Suite" is to receive its premier performance at the concert.
We herewith invite all interested parties to a genuine New Year kick-off show at the Győr Audi Arena featuring the very best singers and dancers of both genres. The spectacular chapter of of the János Richter Season Ticket Series on January 2, 2020, will have the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra onstage mainly accompanying the star singers from the world of musicals and operettas. Promising to be an unforgettable night at the Arena, the show will line up Hungary's much-loved artists like Mónika Fischl, Attila Dolhai, Marika Oszvald, Károly Peller, Szilvi Szendy, Petra Gubik, Péter Sándor, Bori Kállay, Barbara Bordás, Gergely Boncsér, Brigitta Simon, and Adorján Pataki, performing our music-loving audience a great variety of beautiful gems of the most universally successful numbers of musicals and operettas.
The box office of the Richter Concert Hall is CLOSED on Monday, 25th Novembert 2019 and it will re-open at 10:00 hours on Tuesday, 26th November.
We herewith inform all interested parties that due to illness, conductor Tibor Bényi had to cancel his scheduled forthcomnig appearance with the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra. Therefore, our November 7 concert at the Old Evangelical Church will be conducted by guest artist/violinist Antal Zalai who at the same time is one of the soloists of the evening as well.
The Franz Liszt Symphony Orchestra of Sopron is to be performing at the Franz Liszt Conference and Cultural Center in Sopron on November 6 as the second event of our Franz Liszt Season Ticket Series. Program includes a witty orchestral suite called "The Comedians" by Dmitry Kabalevsky, and Johan Nepomuk Hummel's popular trumpet concerto in E flat major, featuring Balázs Winkler as soloist. The orchestral version of Czech composer Bedrich Smetana's string quartet subtitled "From my Life" will conclude the evening's program, conducted by Péter Kóczán.
A day later, on November 7 we invite you to the Old Evangelical Church in Győr to a 7pm concert subtitled "Baroque Masters". The Győr Chamber Orchestra this time has selected well-known masterpieces like Vivaldi's "Four Seasons", played by Éva Lukács, Boglárka Juhász-Molnár, Márton Vörösvári, and Antal Zalai, respectively.
Following the Tuesday concert in Seoul, the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra is now already at its last stop in Tokio, Japan, to conclude its three-week-long Far East tour. Our orchestra's presence there is of extraordinary importance as the two countries had in 2019 reached their 150th anniversary of their thriving cultural, economical, and diplomatic relations. That point is adequately proved if we cite here the fact that GYPO's current artistic director, and tour conductor, Kálmán Berkes, had been employed as guest professor by the Musashino Academy of Music in Tokio for 25 years. Thanks to this cooperation Japanese musicians appear increasingly year after year in GYPO. Prior to the last concert on Thursday at the abovementioned institute, a statuette of the great Hungarian composer, Franz Liszt, is going to formally be unveiled. The work of sculptor Ferenc Lebó is a gift by the Győr Phil and is set to be permanently displayed outside the building.
The box office of the Richter Concert Hall is CLOSED on Friday and Monday, 11th and 14th October 2019 and it will re-open at 10:00 hours on Tuesday, 15th October.
The Győr Philharmonic Orchestra's new season, subtitled "New Discoveries", has officially been opened by a short concert given by the Győr Chamber Orchestra, formed last year from members of GYPO. Masterpieces from the ensamble's standard repertoire by J. S. Bach, W. A. Mozart, Samuel Barber, and Edward Grieg were performed outdoor on September 5, 2019, at an exotically new location, in the garden of the Old Evangelical Church of Győr. Soloists of the noon event were the outstanding principals of GYPO's viola section, Marine Szépszabó, and Zoltán Tácsik. The Chamber Orchestra was conducted by Artistic Director Kálmán Berkes.