Concert of Dániel Somogyi – Toth and his guest
September 12, 2019 at 19:00, St. Elisabeth Minster
Baroque period in music was also accompanied by the fight for freedom. Worldview was being changed, the Protestants were fighting for their place on the Earth with the until-then-all-powerful Catholic church, along with the religious mysticism, a man, belief in one’s own abilities and mind come to the front. A new music style, which brought new harmonies, new tones and laid foundations of the music development in the centuries to come, was born in its background.
- J. S. Bach-M. Dupré: Sinfona BWV29
- J. S. Bach: Magnificat – Quia respexit BWV243
- A. Vivaldi – J.S. Bach: a-moll concerto BWV593
- G. F. Händel: Messiah – Every valley…
- A. Vivaldi – D. Somogyi-Tóth: G-dúr concerto Op. 3. No. 3.
- G. F. Händel: Acis and Galatea – As when the dove…
- G. F. Händel: Acis és Galathea – Would you gain…
- J. S. Bach: C-dúr toccata, adagio és fúga BWV564
- J. Haydn: Cecilia mise – Et incarnatus
- R. Strauss – Morgen 11. L. Boëlmann: Suite Gothique
- Kíra NAGY – soprano (2,6,10)
- László KÉRINGER – tenor (4,7,9)
Hungarian conductor, organ player and cultural manager Dániel Somogyi-Tóth will introduce a selection of baroque work at the concert. Budapest-native is a graduate of Béla Bartók conservatory in programs composition and piano and a graduate of Ferenc Liszt Music and Arts Academy in programs conductor and organ player. Tamás Gál, András Ligeti and Gábor Lehotka were his teachers. After graduating the university, he was a conductor and art director of symphonic orchestra in Bekes county. The orchestra has gone through a significant artistic, as well as organizational and economic change, while he led it. He managed to increase attendance of concerts and based on that, he got the attention of the symphonic orchestras, which belong to operation of the Hungarian Ministry of Culture. He was awarded the Prima award for this job and became an honorable citizen of Bekes. Since 2009, he has been a permanent guest conductor of Budapest’s operetta theatre, with which he worked on several famous works and he has also contributed to organization of international theatrical festivals. He was a conductor in the National Theatre in Pécs in 2010-2011. Since 2011, he has been an art director of Z. Kodály Philharmonic in Debrecen and since April 2012, he has been a music director of Csokonai Némzeti Színház. As an organ player, he has regularly been visiting concerts of important symphonic orchestras, not only at home but also in abroad. He performed in several famous organ concert halls such as Tonhalle in Zürich, National Centre of Performing Arts in Beijing, Gasteig in Munich, Opera Theatre Tel Aviv and he cooperated with celebrities such as Nigel Kennedy, Sir Neville Marriner, Yuri Simonov, András Ligety, Erika Miklós or Bobby McFerrin.
Kíra Petronella Nagy is a soprano soloist of the Csokonai National Theater in Debrecen, Hungary. She earned her Masters degree in Opera Performance in 2019 performing the role of Susana in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, directed by Máté Szabó. Since her successful operatic debut as Acis in Händel’s Acis and Galatea in 2017, in a production directed by Péter Gemza, she has been entrusted with a large variety of solo roles in her home theater as well as a guest artist. Recent highlights include solo roles at the Chamber Opera Festival in Eger and at the Bartók+ Opera Festival in Miskolc, and guest appearances in the Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna, Hungary’s National Theater in Budapest, and the Katona József Theater in Kecskemét.
László Kéringer (1964) completed his university studies at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (choral conducting), University of Miskolc and the University of Debrecen (classical singing). Early in his career he was the artistic director of the Singing School for Boys in Szombathely, after that he was the chorus master of the Csokonai Theater in Debrecen and the Operetta and Musical Theater in Budapest. As of 2010, he has concentrated mainly on his soloist career. As a soloist, he performs regularly on the concert podium and as guest artist in theater productions and is often invited to sing and perform abroad. He is a specialist of baroque and contemporary works.