Liszt 2011

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Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Liszt’s Birth

2011 is dedicated to Ferenc Liszt (1811-1886) the celebrated Hungarian piano virtuoso, composer and music teacher of the 19th century. The Liszt Year brings several concerts and exhibitions to Budapest.

Liszt 2011 Programs

The Liszt Year celebrates the bicentennial of the composer’s birth and introduces the many talents of Ferenc Liszt, a musician and a citizen of the world, who always remained true to his Hungarian identity, his religion, his students and his fans. The yearlong series of concerts and exhibitions explore both the musician and his music. 

Concerts

January 22, 2011
Opening Gala
Venue: Palace of Arts, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Featuring Zoltán Kocsis and the Hungarian National Philharmonic

February 20, 2011
Liszt, wanderer of Europe
Venue: Palace of Arts, Festival Theatre

February 25, 2011
Liszt-Thalberg Piano Duel
Venue: Palace of Arts, Festival Theatre

March 22, 2011
Liszt Evening
Venue: Kogart Gallery

March 26, 2011
Liszt Young and Old
Venue: Kogart Gallery

March 29, 2011
Liszt: Christus – semi-staged concert
Venue: Palace of Arts, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

April 22, 2011
The Spiritual Liszt
Venue: Palace of Arts, Festival Theatre

April 23, 2011
Chamber Choir of the Liszt Academy of Music
Venue: Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum

May 28, 2011
Schubert and Liszt
Venue: Palace of Arts, Festival Theatre

October 9, 2011
Organ Stories
Venue: Palace of Arts, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

October 17, 2011
Jazz Versions
Venue: Palace of Arts, Festival Theatre

October 19, 2011
From the Gypsy Music to the Rhapsodies
Venue: Palace of Arts, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

October 21, 2011
Edit Klukon – Dezső Ránki
Venue: Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum

October 22, 2011 - Liszt's birthday
The Piano Concertos
Venue: Palace of Arts, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

October 22, 2011 - Liszt's birthday
World Liszt Day
Venue: St. Stephen's Basilica (concert starts at 8 pm)
Featuring Zoltán Kocsis and the Hungarian National Philharmonic

November 23, 2011
Liszt and Bach
Venue: Palace of Arts, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

December 10, 2011
Christmas Concert
Venue: Palace of Arts, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

March 31, 2012
Liszt Year Closing Concert
Venue: Budapest Opera House
Featuring Dezső Ránki and the Ferenc Liszt Chamber Orchestra

Coffee House Concerts

The Coffe House Concerts take place in Bookcafé, the beautifully restored Lotz Hall of the Paris Department Store.

March 21, 2011
Featuring Mária Horváth and Adrienne Hauser (piano)

April 18, 2011
Featuring Kristóf Baráti (violin), Ákos Hernádi (piano)

May 16, 2011
Featuring Marouan Benabdallah (piano)

June 20, 2011
Featuring Gergely Bogányi (piano)

July 18, 2011
Featuring Ditta Rohmann (cello), Emese Mali (piano)

Exhibitions

March 18 – 21, 2011
Liszt and Budapest
Venue: Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum

October 1 – August 26, 2012
Liszt and Arts
Venue: Museum of Music History

October 8 – December 31, 2011
The Many Faces of Liszt
Photo exhibition
Venue: Palace of Arts, Foyer

Please note that programs are subject to change. For more details visit the official website of Liszt 2011 at: liszt.hu

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