Concerto Summer Night

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MOZART: Horn Concerto in D major, K. 412
MOZART: Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, K.191
MOZART: Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K. 299
MOZART: Symphony in G minor, K. 183

Perfomed by Orsolya Kaczander flute, Lenka Petrovic harp, Bálint Tóth horn, Bálint Mohai bassoon
Concerto Budapest
Conductor: András Keller

A gentle summer, a starry sky and Mozart's music. Concerto Budapest has created this idyll for us at the Pest County Hall for many a year, with some excellent orchestra members as soloists. This time, we will hear concertos for three somewhat unusual solo instruments and the Little G minor Symphony. Mozart’s Horn Concerto in D major, just like the other two concertos for horn, was dedicated to his friend, the virtuoso horn-player,  Joseph Leutgeb, and consists of only two movements. The manuscript of the 2nd movement (Rondo) is full of curious instructions and remarks for the performer, such as “be brave” or “oh, what a dissonance”, addressed most probably to Leutgeb. Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major following it is often referred to as the most frequently played piece of the bassoon repertoire, and it is often listed as a compulsory piece for orchestra auditions. Mozart was only eighteen when he composed this masterpiece; in fact, he later used one of the themes in its 2nd movement in his  Le Nozze di Figaro. The master wrote his Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra in C major during his journey to Paris upon commission, which he eventually never got paid for. Today, a harp is a regular member of all symphony orchestras, but back in the Classical Period, it was considered a rare phenomenon. Thus, this work is a genuine curiosity in Mozart's oeuvre. Symphony in G minor concluding the night is again an early work, written when the ingenious composer was just sixteen. Its opening movement you can also hear at the outset of Miloš Forman’s famous Amadeus.

All tickets cost 3500 HUF with no assigned seating (taken in the order of arrival).

Venue: Courtyard of the Pest County Hall (1052 Budapest, Városház utca 7.)

Rain plan: in poor weather, the performance will take place at an indoor venue. The orchestra will notify the audience of the relocation to the indoor venue and posts an announcement on its homepage: concertobudapest.huuntil 4 pm on the concert day.
Location in case of rain: MOM Cultural Center (1124 Budapest, Csörsz utca 18.)