Concert of Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra and Kodály Choir on the 20th of February

Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra and Kodály Choir with concert ‘Standing Together’ (Együttállás) awaits the audience on the 20th of February at 7.00 p.m.

Program: Gershwin: Cuban Overture / R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks op. 28. / G. T. Holst: Planets, op. 32

Contributors: Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra / Kodály Choir Debrecen (Director: Zoltán Kocsis-Holper)

George Gershwin’s Overture to Cuba is the result of a two-week holiday the composer spent in Havana in February 1932 and the hugely successful premiere of the work took place on the 16th of  August, 1932 at Lewisohn Stadium in New York.

Richard Strauss’s magnificent symphonic poem The Merry Pranks of Till Eulenspiegel was composed in 1894-95. In this ‘rags-to-riches tale’, the composer depicts the adventures and frolics of a dashing folk hero, Till Eulenspiegel, in almost all the expressive possibilities of late Romanticism.

Gustav Holst’s ‘cosmic’ piece, The Planets, is little known in our country, although it is one of the most popular orchestral works in the composer’s native Britain. In addition to Grieg, Ravel and Richard Strauss, Holst’s style was influenced by Hindu philosophy and English folk music.

Conductor: Grigor Palikarov (Bulgaria)

Ticket price: HUF 3500, HUF 2700

Tickets can be purchased at this link.

Date: 20th of February, 7.00 p.m.

Location: Kölcsey Centre, Great Hall