POSTCARD FROM ITALY

Barnabás Kelemen, Antonello Allemandi

April 18, 2024
7:30 PM
Budapest
MÜPA, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
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PROGRAM

Rossini: William Tell – Overture
Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 6.
Respighi: Fountains of Rome
Respighi: Belkis, Queen of Sheba – Suite

FEATURING

Barnabás Kelemen - violin

CONDUCTOR

Antonello Allemandi
Antonello Allemandi was born and educated in Milan, Italy, where he was so successful that he was already conducting in public at the age of 21. Since then, he has performed in the world's most famous opera houses. In the autumn of 2022, he conducted Donizetti's opera Lucia di Lammermoor at the Hungarian State Opera, with the MÁV Symphony Orchestra. The collaboration was so successful that Allemandi was delighted to conduct the orchestra's concert in Budapest again. This concert will feature works by three Italian composers. Respighi's symphonic poems on Rome are rightly have a reputation as influential concert pieces, however, this tine we will also explore a lesser-known work by the composer. The compositions of Paganini, 'the devil's violinist', present a difficult but rewarding task for their performers.

Our guest musician, Barnabás Kelemen is one of the most successful, Kossuth Prize-winning Hungarian violinists of our time. He has been awarded the Franz Liszt, the Kossuth, the Prima and the Gramophone Prizes, and is a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary.

The concert is organised with the partnership of the Italian Culture Institute of Budapest.