July 1, 2003 - Central Park, New York

98th Season of Free Concerts for the People of New York
NAUMBURG ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS

  AN EVENING OF HUNGARIAN MUSIC
Conductor GREGORY VAJDA
Violin Soloist ANTAL SZALAI
  Photos: Gabriella Gyorffy


Antal Szalai, violin soloist and Gregory Vajda, conductor, Budapest, Hungary

Program:
Antonín Dvorák
: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 53
          1. Allegro, ma non troppo   2. Adagio, ma non troppo  3. Finale - Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo
Leo Weiner
: Carnival Humoresque (Fasching), Op. 5, Allegro viva
Zoltán Kodály
: Summer Evening, Andante assai
Zoltán Kodály - Galanta Dances


"Full house"


Christopher W. London, President, Naumburg Orchestral Concerts


Antal Szalai, an extremely young and talented Hungarian violinist


Gregory Vajda, conductor, Antal Szalai, violin soloist
and the Naumburg Orchestra under the trees of Central Park

Intermission: chatting with friends


Antal Szalai with Kalman Magyar, Hungarian Cultural Center NY and
Stephen Lugosi, Mr. Szalai's and Mr. Vajda's personal manager

Gregory Vajda, one of Hungary's finest young conductors


Christopher W. London, President, Naumburg Orchestral Concerts
 

Antal Szalai - Violin soloist is one of the most exciting artists of his generation. Born in 1981, Budapest, Hungary, is one of the most exciting violinists of his generation. Antal Szalai has already compiled extensive experience as a soloist with major orchestras and has given recitals in some of the most prestigious venues in the world. He has already issued three recordings, “The Leo Weiner Album”, “Antal Szalai plays Bach/Kreisler/Ysaye/Petrovics” on BMC Records, and “Antal Szalai plays Leopold Auer Violin Transcriptions” on Hungaroton Records, with more planned in the near future. Gregory Vajda - Conductor is one of Hungary's finest young conductors.
Born in 1973 in Budapest, Hungary, the son of renowned soprano Veronika Kincses, Vajda studied conducting at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. Recently, he conducted his own composition for the silent film The Crowd at the Auditorium of the Louvre. Recognized for his strength and intensity in conducting nineteenth and twentieth century repertoire, Mr. Vajda has recently been appointed as Assistant Conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

Source: naumburgconcerts.org

THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT PERFORMANCES!


 

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