Drive-in concert cinema, in partnership with Lexus

Latin Songs

classical music, opera, theatre

no interval
Open-Air Car Park
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest

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The heat of July is perfectly suited to the atmosphere of Argentina and Spain, including the decadence of Astor Piazzola, the elegance of Joaquín Rodrigo and the temperamentality of Manuel de Falla. Tango: the music of passion This is what we suggest for visitors to the Müpa Drive-in Cinema concerts: Lean back in your car seats, gaze at the giant projection screen in the car park and listen, on the speakers of your vehicle's sound system, to the stars of the Hungarian classical music world, including Barnabás Kelemen and others, as they perform accompanied by the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra playing under the baton of Gergely Kesselyák, who gained national popularity as a member of the jury of the Virtuosos television programme.

Six composers from parts of the globe with a high average temperature. The legend of Astor Piazzola is made all the more exciting by the fact that the Buenos Aires bandoneon player and bandleader lived in the borderlands between popular and classical music, enjoying a vibrant relationship with classical performers and composers alike. His most famous works are tangos, which continue to be popularised by many outstanding musicians, ranging from Martha Argerich to Gidon Kremer. One can really feel the difference between the tango nuevo style representated by Piazzolla and the earlier tradition, as heard in Carlos Gardel's most famous work in the genre. And as long as we're talking about traditions, we will also get to hearthe famous Gypsy songs by Pablo de Sarasate, the legendary virtuoso and composer of the Spanish violin school. Although Joaquín Rodrigo, who lived through all but two years of the 20th century, was a pianist and composer, his two most famous works are concertos for guitar and orchestra - of which one is Fantasía para un gentilhombre, written for the legendary composer Andrés Segovia. Unassailable in terms of its popularity is Granada, an indispensible part of the tenor repertoire by Mexico's 'El flaco de oro' (The golden skinny fellow), Agustín Lara. Although Manuel de Falla was born a few years before Bartók, but it's not only through their close birth years that he is connected to the Hungarian composer: they also shared a kinship in how their thinking was inspired by folk music. All works by Latin composers share a richness of emotion and a passion and pride at work in the posture, flow and power of their music. They are fiery pieces, and it is a fine feeling to hear them on a beautiful July evening under the open sky.

Presented by: Müpa Budapest

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  • Gergely Kesselyák
  • mezzo-soprano
    Anna Kissjudit
  • tenor
    Ninh Duc Hoang Long
  • violin
    Ádám Banda
    Balázs Bujtor
    Ernő Kállai
    Barnabás Kelemen
  • guitar
    András Csáki
  • double bass
    Kökény Tamás
  • accordion
    Zsanett Szatzker
  • dance
    Andrea Pirity, László Budai
  • Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra


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