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The Concert Season Starts Again

We can fortify ourselves against the autumns often, long, cold, and dark evenings with classical music programs that warm the body and soul. In parallel with the new theater season, the Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kodály Choir in Debrecen will soon start the new concert season, with the high-quality concerts that feature their usual guests. 

The works of the greatest composers in music literature, including Verdi, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Wagner, are performed by such popular artists as pianist Gergely Bogányi and opera singer Andrea Rost.

The Kodály Philharmonic will also launch a series of online concerts in the 2020/2021 season. 

This year, there will be six concerts that viewers can follow live from the comfort of their homes by purchasing a HUF 1,000 online ticket. The performers of the Armchair Concert series include classical music stars such as Gergely Bogányi and Dezső Ránki, both Kossuth Prize-winning pianists, or violinist János Bodor and the Savaria Baroque Orchestra. The Kodály Philharmonic and the Kodály Choir are conducted by Dániel Somogyi-Tóth, Imre Kollár and Gábor Káli, as well as conductor Zoltán Kocsis-Holper.

Of course, World Music Day, which we celebrate in Debrecen with a concert-like performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto cannot be missed this year either.

The Kodály Philharmonic Debrecen awaits lovers of classical music with the following concerts in the autumn.

October 1, 2020, 7 pm
Kölcsey Center, Great Hall
Verdi: Rigoletto – concert-like performance
Starring: Alexandru Agache Starring:
Marianna Sipos, Marianna Bódi, Péter Balczó, István Rácz
Conductor: Dály Kodec Philharmonic : Zoltán Kocsis-Holper) / Male members of the Csokonai Theater Choir
Conductor: Imre Kollár

Kodály Philharmonic

Glacier and Desert
October 13, 2020 7:30 PM
Kölcsey Center, Great Hall
Program: Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84. / Liszt: 1st (E flat major) piano concerto, S.124 / Gergely Bogányi: Al Ula Symphonic Poem
Participants: Gergely Bogányi – piano / Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra Debrecen
Conductor: Dániel Somogyi-Tóth

Gergely Bogányi

The magic of poems, the beauty of words
October 15 , 2020 19:30
Pásti Street Synagogue
Program: Selection from the world of modern madrigals and motets.
With the participation of: Kodály Choir Debrecen
Conductor: Zoltán Kocsis-Holper

Kodály Choir Debrecen

Joy and Mourning
November 10, 2020 19:30
Pásti Street Synagogue
Program: Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat major, Op. 20. / Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony in C minor, op.110.a
Contributor: Kodály Philharmonic Artists
Conductor: Tibor Bényi

Kodály Philharmonic

Elijah oratorio
17 November 2020 19:30
Kölcsey Center, Main Hall
Program: Mendelssohn: Elijah
Featuring: Andrea Rost, Schöck Atala, Krisztián Cser – voice / Kodály Philharmonic Debrecen / Debrecen Kodály Choir (choirmaster: Zoltán Kocsis Holper)
Conductor: László Kovács

Andrea Rost (recording by Tamás Dobos)

Triple W
November 24, 2020 19:30
Kölcsey Center, Great Hall
Program: Wagner: Siegfried-idyll / Tristan and Izolda – Foreplay and Izolda’s love death / Péter Wolf: 5 movements for string orchestra by Wolf-temperiert Klavier. from the series / Leó Weiner: Hungarian Folk Dances Suite, op. 18. With the participation of: Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra Debrecen
Conductor: László Kovács

The autumn concerts of the Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra in Debrecen can be browsed by clicking here: https://kodalyfilharmonikusok.hu/hangversenynaptar

The detailed program of the Armchair Concert series is available by clicking here: https://kodalyfilharmonikusok.hu/tartalom/417/1/kodaly-filharmonikusok/fotelkoncertek