2018 is going to be the 10th year that the Marathons realized by the joint arrangement of Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Palace of Arts has been featuring the quintessence of the work of one composer for each year, during a whole day from morning to late evening. And also 2018 will celebrate the 100th year of the birth of American composer, conductor, pianist and one of the key figures of the dissemination of musical knowledge Leonard Bernstein. Beyond his most popular pieces, Hungarian performing artists and orchestras will perform lyric, dynamic dance-stimulating or intensively jazzy compositions by his fellow countrymen like George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, Steve Reich, John Cage, Elliot Cole, Red Norvo, Samuel Barber, Stephen Foster, Charles Ives, Harold Meltzer, John Harbison, Ned Rorem és William Bolcom.
This year, Danubia Orchestra Óbuda will also participate on the Marathon with this program:
Bernstein | Symphony No.1 (Jeremiah)
Bernstein | Three Meditations from MASS
István Várdai violoncello
Conducted by Máté Hámori