Péter Zombola | Werther – Violoncello Concerto WORLD PREMIERE

P.I. Tchaikovsky | Romeo and Juliet

Schönberg | Transfigured Night (version 1943)

featuring | Luigi Piovano, violoncello

conductor | Gergely Kesselyák


Who may become a hero? This question is summarily answered by the statement implied in the title of the series of Danubia Orchestra Óbuda hosted by the Music Academy – We Are Heroes. A heroic act may not exclude any other than saving the world: sticking to someone, loving desperately, or even throwing your life away for love – belong to the most beautiful human manifestations. This evening is the first time Péter Zombola’s violoncello concert is performed, featuring solo cellist of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra of Rome Luigi Piovano. Protagonist Werther is raised a hero in our view by reason of his anguish, while the two enamoured offspring of the piece of Tchaikovsky are magnified into ethereal figures by their merciless destiny. The literary source of Schönberg’s early masterpiece is a similar story, the heroes of which outgrow their own barriers by the power of love: they become actual Heroes.