Date(s) - 23/11 2019
10:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Gyula Csapó: Viola Concerto (premiere of the revised, 2019 version)
Gábor Homoki (viola)
Conductor: Gergely Dubóczky
Concerto for Viola and a Changing Environment – ten years ago this was the title of the one-movement concerto by Gyula Csapó, created for the brilliant violist Rivka Golani. This is how the composer characterized the work that took four years to write: “I have featured the orchestra not as a unified mass but chamber-like, indeed as soloists. It is a viola concerto from the fact that the viola part runs through the piece like a red thread. I dreamt a rich instrumental environment around it, in which the viola fills its given role in so many illuminations. It is a travel companion throughout the piece, to which others join, who then ‘get off’ at certain points. Amidst this whirl, I wanted to present the duality of diversity and uniformity.” Csapó has reworked his Viola Concerto and this brand-new version will be performed under the baton of youthful conductor Gergely Dubóczky, who shows a particular affinity for contemporary works, and globally sought-after artist Gábor Homoki, who is a chamber musician with Hungarian Quartet.