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Season Closing Concert

In the second half of May, the Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra will treat classical music lovers to great concerts, featuring works by popular composers. The final two concerts will feature works by Miklós Rózsa, one of the greatest Hungarian composers of the 20th century, as recognised by both music history and film history.


Date – Friday 27th and Saturday 28th May 2022 at 7.30 p.m.
Venue – Kölcsey Centre, Great Hall
Performers – Ádám Bősze – host / Krisztina Fejes – piano / Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra Debrecen / Kodály Choir Debrecen (choir director – Zoltán Kocsis-Holper)
Conductor – Dániel Somogyi-Tóth
Ticket price – 4200 Ft, 3300 Ft

For more about the concert: https://www.kodalyfilharmonia.hu/hangversenynaptar/esemeny/329/stand-up-for-rozsa

Rózsa Miklós

Richard Strauss, Béla Bartók, Arthur Honegger, Ernő Dohnányi and Leonard Bernstein. The Academy of Music in Budapest, the University of Leipzig, and the University of Leipzig’s School of Chemical Engineering. Adolf Zukor, Sándor Korda, and Alfred Hitchcock. Double life, Quo Vadis, Spellbound, countless great symphonic works, and Ben Hur…

Who and what is the link between the most important composers, film directors, and cinematographic works of the 20th century? How can a small village in Nógrád be linked to Hollywood? How does the Hungarian folk song and folk music tradition, modelled on Kodály and Bartók, appear in the mood painting of psychoanalytic films? How does a piece of music become symbolic, immortal, in such a way that we feel we are sitting in the Roman Colosseum after the first few bars? How can we be equally excited about the reception of a piece of music at the Music Academy and at the Oscars? And last but not least, how can we cling to our Hungarian identity after 40 years of Hollywood success?

These are some of the questions we seek to answer through the life of Miklós Rózsa, one of the greatest Hungarian composers of the 20th century, equally renowned in music history and film. Through the dual life journey of a composer and a film composer alternating victorious battles. The three-time Academy Award-winning composer’s life’s work will be commemorated through a cultural witticism, in a 21st century stand-up interpretation, with the participation of Ádám Bősze, pianist Krisztina Fejes and the Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra.

For more about the concert: https://www.kodalyfilharmonia.hu/hangversenynaptar/esemeny/330/stand-up-for-rozsa