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Warsaw | Erdödy Chamber Orchestra Anniversary Concert


The entire jubilee concert marking the 25th anniversary of the Erdődy Chamber Orchestra will be devoted to the Hungarian and Polish music of the 20th and 21st centuries. The event will take place on 10 October 2019 at 7 p.m. at the National Philharmonic as part of the "Orchestras of the World" series.

Miklós Rózsa, representing the generation that came after Bartók and Kodály, towards the end of the 1930s started to collaborate with film studios and in 1940 he settled in the United States. It was here that he wrote his famous sound tracks to such movies as The Jungle Book, The Thief of Bagdad, and Ben-Hur. In 1943, he composed his Concerto for String Orchestra, which contained allusions – in both form and character – to the Baroque concerto grosso with the added spice of Hungarian folk tropes.

The works of Rezső Sugára remain virtually unknown outside of Hungary. During the concert we will have an opportunity to listen to his neoclassical Divertimento from 1948. György Orbán is known mainly for his polystylistic choral music. His 2014 three-movement Sopra canti diversi, conceived especially for the Erdődy Chamber Orchestra, abounds in original chords and brings to the fore the sonic potential of the string orchestra.

The concert programme opens and ends with two works by Polish composers that have become permanent fixtures in the Orchestra’s repertoire: Szymon Laks’ colourful neoclassical Sinfonietta and Wojciech Kilar’s spectacular Orawa.

Piotr Maculewicz

More information at: http://www.filharmonia.pl/