This year the program of the International Bartók Seminar and Festival comprises dance, an attendant art form closest to and interwoven with music.
The opening concert starts with Bartók’s Miraculous Mandarin and closes with Ferenc Liszt’s Mephisto waltz to symbolize the most varied outward forms of dance in music.
During the one-week period of the festival not only the Savaria Symphony Orchestra participates in the concerts; there appears the world-famous Amadinda Percussion Group, instrumental soloists, folk music and jazz ensembles as well as contemporary dance formations.
In the program almost all branches of the art of dance including its most special forms will be presented. For example, at the Hungarian premiere of the work of Louis Andriessen, professor of the composition master class, the violin soloist Monica Germino will also sing and dance on the stage.