Capital sponsors Budapest Festival Orchestra

Capital sponsors Budapest Festival Orchestra
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For the past 20 years Capital has supported the Edinburgh International Festival and are a 2012 Festival Partner. This year we are proud to also sponsor the Budapest Festival Orchestra  who will be performing on Sunday 26th of August.

Capital is passionate about giving back to the communities in which we live and work. We strive to be a good neighbour on a corporate, global and also local level.

About the Performance

Iván Fischer founded the Budapest Festival Orchestra 29 years ago. Today it is one of central Europe’s most prestigious ensembles, its unmistakable sound combining Magyar fire with thrilling spontaneity. It is just the orchestra to bring a spellbinding authenticity to its compatriot Béla Bartók’s folk-inspired Hungarian Peasant Songs, and also to his youthful First Violin Concerto, a tender musical love letter that went unanswered. Soloist József Lendvay, too, is steeped in Magyar culture: the son of a Hungarian folk musician, he brings a virile virtuosity to the music of his homeland.

The famous Adagietto used in Visconti’s 1971 film Death in Venice forms the slow movement of Mahler’s Symphony No 5. It is a beautiful love song without words. Hearing the whole symphony is a triumphant journey from tragedy to jubilation.

‘The Budapest Festival Orchestra filled the Royal Albert Hall with pounding, blinding energy.’ The Daily Telegraph

‘the sheer power of the Budapest players took the breath away’ The Scotsman

This concert will also be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 12 September 2012.

An example of another Edinburgh International Festival sponsorship article.

 

 


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