We would herewith like to inform you that due to the illness of pianist Fülöp Ránki there had to be a change of program made for the conclusive concert of the Károly Flesch series held at 4pm on May 12, 2019, at the University Concert Hall (synagogue). Béla Bartók' s Sonata for two pianos and percussions is now replaced by arrangements and original pieces of W.A. Mozart, Samuel Barber, and George Bizet for brass instruments played by the GYPO based Arrabona Wind Quintet (Ádám Vörös, Tamás Németh - trumpet, István Bolykó - French horn, József Tóth- trombone, and Csaba Hauszknecht - tuba).
It is already the 10th Kantharos Gala concert in a row that is coming up on April 4, 2019, still as a joint effort with the Civil Organizations of Győr to raise funds for those in need in and around our beloved city. As in every year before, our generous audience members are again in for some uplifiting live music played by the Győr Phil conducted by artistic director Kálmán Berkes. Also offered are fun-filled hosting by the usual dou of Marcsi Borbás and Ferenc Rákóczi, and most importantly a large selection of top-notch bottles of Hungarian wine and "palinka" (schnapps) from all over the country. This annual event is traditionally honored by the presence of Zsolt Borkai, mayor of Győr, who at the same time is the patron of the gala as well.
The box office of the Richter Concert Hall is CLOSED on 15th March 2019, and it will re-open at 10:00 hours on Monday, 18th March 2019.
Our loyal patrons will be able to enjoy some highly ranked guest atrists as well as prominent soloists in the month of March, 2019.
For a start, we'll bring you the Budapest Festival Orchestra, conducted by Gábor Takács-Nagy. Their program and featuring soloist promise to be a memorable evening on March 10.
As far as our regional concert series go, we for a change will give opportunities to the local orchestras of the respective cities to perform before their own fans. For example on March 7 light classical music lovers can take delight in some popular, catchy operetta melodies played by the Tatabánya orchestra, conducted by Géza Román.
It is no exaggeration to say that J.S. Bach's monumental masterpiece, the St. John's Passion's April 12, 2019 presentation at the Győr Basilica could be GYPO's current 2018/19 season's pinnacle event as part of the Benedek Istvánffy's season ticket series. Exceptional musical experience is guaranteed by not only our city's orchestra but by top-notch Austrian vocalists as well, and not least by a world renown conductor of it all. The Győr Phil this time is to form musical partnership with the professional Arnold Schoenberg Choir of Vienna, established all the way back in 1972, and is especially known for their numerous great recordings.
We are proud to announce that the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra's all Brahms CD collection which was released in 2018 by world renowned classical music recording company "Naxos", has officially been nominated for a prestigious Gramophone Award. GYPO's 50th anniversary album of three CD's contains all symphonies by Johannes Brahms as well as two of his overtures. All recordings were conducted by the artistic director of the orchestra, Liszt Prize and Meritorious Artist Award winner Kálmán Berkes.
The month of February 2019 has a few exciting GYPO appearances in store for our classical music loving audience.
As a joint effort of the Foundation of the Music Empire (Zenebirodalom Alapítvány) and the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra, we await to Richter Hall members of the youngest generation on February 5 to our show entitled "Music making families".
Italian conductor Attilio Tomasello is to be our guest again to present a performance of the Arthur Nikisch season ticket series called "Verdi and Puccini". Mr. Tomasello introduced himself to us all when he conducted here the stage version of Bizet's opera "Carmen" just over a year ago.
The box office of the Richter Concert Hall is CLOSED from 22nd December 2018 and it will re-open at 10:00 hours on Thursday,
3rd January 2019.
The Győr Philharmonic Orchestra's decades-long traditional Carnival concert is held on January 24, 2019.
What makes it really special this season is the location thereof that is the Aqua Sport Center of Győr (9025 Győr, Bercsényi liget 108).