SOLD OUT | Ligeti 100 | Ligeti Ensemble, András Keller, Gergely Vajda

Concert Hall

György Ligeti: Concert Românesc
Conductor: András Keller

György Ligeti: Ramifications
Conductor: András Keller

Ligeti György: Mysteries of the Macabre
Sarah Defrise – soprano
Conductor: Gergely Vajda


György Ligeti: Hamburgisches Konzert – first revised performance, based on Alessio Elia's research
Szabolcs Zempléni – horn
Conductor: Gergely Vajda

Péter Eötvös: Ligetidyll – premiere
Conductor: Gergely Vajda

László Vidovszky: Hapax – Hommage à György Ligeti – premiere
Conductor: András Keller

György Kurtág: Ligeti‘s century – Roaming in the past  – premiere
Conductor: András Keller

  • Sarah Defrise – soprano
  • Szabolcs Zempléni – horn
  • Ligeti Ensemble
  • Conductors: András Keller and Gergely Vajda

Dear Audience! We regret to inform you that Péter Eötvös has cancelled his performance due to health reasons. The concert will be held with the originally announced programme, conducted by András Keller and Gergely Vajda. Thank you for your understanding!

György Ligeti became a classic and a canonized master of 20th-century Hungarian and universal music history already in his lifetime. Yet even on the centenary of his birth, his intriguing personality and his unparalleled oeuvre resist the reverential gesture of being turned into a statue. This celebratory concert is proof of this, with a programme of Ligeti's stunning and astonishing masterpieces, as well as homage compositions by György Kurtág, Péter Eötvös and László Vidovszky. László Vidovszky, in his 2006 Ligeti obituary, wrote of his great colleague: “He composed radical and provocative pieces, as well as a requiem. He wrote electronic music at a time when very few people believed in this technique, revived great romantic musical forms and redefined the concept of piano music [...]. He can be considered a forerunner of the vast and fragmented knowledge of the present age, but at the same time he was also the holder and depositary of indivisible old knowledge in every sense.”

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2023 May 28 Sunday