Programming dances of death

By Kevin Shopland [Budapest Sun, 13 October 2005]
THE Palace of Arts is hosting two concerts this week that promise to be excellent and feature some very smart programming. On Friday, October 14 the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, led by Vladimir Ashkenazy will perform music from Europe and Japan, while on Tuesday, October 18 Andr·s Ligeti will conduct the Hungarian Telekom Symphony Orchestra in Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death, featuring bass L·szlÛ Polg·r, and Mahler’s Ninth Symphony. Both concerts begin at 7:30pm.