The Day of Listening 2021

Music festival in BMC by Concerto Budapest

Programme director: András Keller, music director and chief conductor of Concerto Budapest

Understanding, wonderment, profundity, discoveries and rediscoveries: this is what the Day of Listening promises the public and, indeed, the performers in what is the fifth occasion the festival has been arranged, this year on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November 2021. It is a tradition for music programs on the Day of Listening to be staged in several venues at the same time, during which visitors meet András Keller and artists of Concerto Budapest as well as superlative soloists and chamber musicians. The two-day music event by Concerto Budapest is designed to focus attention primarily on contemporary music and the creative knock-on influences arising between masterpieces of different ages. 40 works, including seven world premières and three premières in Hungary, are squeezed into 11 concerts on two days. The program runs from works by Beethoven through Debussy via legendary contemporary artists as György Kurtág all the way to the youngest composer generation. 

The Day of Listening 1

The Day of Listening 2