Fragments from the works of Bela Bartok

Concerto for Orchestra – fragments (from movements I, III and IV)

The Miraculous Mandarin Suite – fragments

Violin Concerto No. 1 Movement 1 – fragment

Hungarian Sketches – Evening in Transylvania 

 

lyrics by / directed by / conducted by | Máté Hámori
scenery and costumes | Balázs Pálfi
featuring the dancers of MOHA

Bartok is still often classified as one of the modern composers hard to digest. Those who the best refute this prejudice are nothing but the children. This is the reason why the brand new performance of Danubia Orchestra Óbuda, Bela Tale is for them.

The story takes place in an imaginary post-apocalyptic world where human civilization has won a landslide victory over its environment, devastating everything, defeating the entire nature. In this desolate world it is forbidden to differ, to resist the will of the Master of the World, the evil Old Man. The hero here is the Smallest Boy who differs from his brothers: for he is capable of recreate the natural world in his dreams: trees, wood, and, in the wood, the Magic Deer itself. Several superheroes join the struggle on both sides, though, in the end, the victory of the Smallest Boy is doubtless, who, by his music, defeats the world of uniformity of light and noise.
Both laughter and beauty appear in the performance, and Bartok’s music, now as a perfect tale music, shows a brand new face not only to children but to their accompanying adults, too.

(Recommended age: from 6 to 99)

How to get children’s discount: put the tickets into the basket and from the drop-down menu choose “Gyerekjegy” (children’s fare).