Conductor and storyteller: MÁTÉ HÁMORI

Program:

  • Britten: Zenekari kalauz fiataloknak (Variációk és fúga egy Purcell-témára), op. 34

Psychologists and anthropologists say that any grouping of over 30 people becomes unmanageable. So how does a symphony orchestra manage to operate? What is the conductor’s role and what do the individual instrumental sections do? Conductor Máté Hámori at the head of Danubia Orchestra Óbuda aims to answer these and similar questions at the concert for 10-15-year-old children (and their parents, grandparents and great grandparents), using Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (1946) as an aid. Britten wrote the variations on a musical theme of Henry Purcell at the request of the British Ministry of Education, and although it was a state commission, it is nonetheless a work of genius.