WPA: Budapest Festival Orchestra

Friday, February 21, 2020, 8pm

The Music Center

Washington Performing Arts
Music Center

Washington Performing Arts
Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer, conductor
Gerhild Romberger, contralto
 
MAHLER - Blumine
DVOŘÁK - “Misto klekani (Evening blessing)” from Four Choruses, Op. 29/1
MAHLER - Kindertotenlieder
DVOŘÁK - Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
 
“Thought-provoking and exhilaratingly enjoyable” – The Guardian
 
Returning to Washington under the baton of former NSO principal conductor Iván Fischer, known to D.C. audiences as “a meticulous musician [with] an anarchic disdain for decorum” (New Yorker), the Budapest Festival Orchestra presents a novel program that pairs mainstays of the Mahler and Dvořák catalogues with underexposed works by the two late-Romantic composers. The “expressive colours” (BBC Music Magazine) of German contralto Gerhild Romberger bring to life the powerful emotions of Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder.
 
This performance is made possible through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg; Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.
 
On sale August 26.
 
This performance is not presented by Strathmore.
Budapest Festival Orchestra

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