András Adorján

February 16, 2023
6 PM
Festetics Palace, Mirror Hall
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CHANGE OF PROGRAM! Goldberg variations, previously scheduled for February 16, 2023 is CANCELLED due to financial reasons. Instead, our orchestra is preparing the following program:

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Adagio e Fuga, D minor, F.65
Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto TWV 53: A2 in A major for flute and violin
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Flute concerto in D Major, Wq. 13
Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor BWV 1067


Featuring and conductor: András Adorján

András Adorján, the internationally renowned, distinguished flutist and professor, has put together a beautiful program, which provides an overview of the flute music of the Baroque period, and also presents a kind of family tabloid of “musical portraits”.

The ‘centrepiece’ of the portrait gallery is Johann Sebastian Bach, who had twenty children from two marriages, but only ten reached adulthood, five of whom became important musicians. The first piece in our concert was composed by his eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. Georg Philipp Telemann was one of Bach’s most famous contemporaries and his close friend, so much so that he was godfather to his second son, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Telemann’s double concerto is followed by the flute concerto by his godson, C. Ph. E. Bach. The program will conclude with one of the most famous orchestral works of the great Bach, the father, Suite No. 2 in B minor, which has been an important piece for flutists all over the world.

András Adorján was born in Budapest, Hungary, and grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark. He graduated as a dentist and played the flute. He had world-famous teachers and was the solo guest musician of several renown European orchestras. He started teaching at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln and later became a professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. A few years ago, he was a guest musician at the Festetics concerts, giving such a great performance that we invited him to play with our orchestra again.