We are playing Hungarian works by various composers this week in the Elgin Symphony. I have played all of these works in various groups in the past–in fact, I played a nearly identical concert with the Northbrook Symphony about four years ago. Click the seal (my late-night creation) to check out the Elgin Symphony concert details.
Internationally acclaimed pianist Arnaldo Cohen joins Robert Hanson and the ESO in his first Chicagoland concerto appearance for a Hungarian-inspired program of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Brahms’ Hungarian Dances Nos. 5 & 6, and Kodály’s Suite from his opera Háry János.
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1
Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos. 5 & 6
Kodály Háry János: Suite
Traditional Hungarian music is a lot of fun. Check out these YouTube videos for some great examples: