Iván Fischer’s Triumphant Return to D.C.

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer (conduct0r), Music Center at Strathmore

Iván Fischer plays by his own rules. The Hungarian maestro has not been shy about criticizing the hidebound American orchestra, preferring the freedoms he enjoys in Europe. In a loss that still stings, Fischer turned down the music directorship of the National Symphony Orchestra, accepting only an interim position for two years, which ended in 2010. On Friday night, Fischer and his beloved Budapest Festival Orchestra visited Washington for the second time since his departure from the NSO, and it was a most happy occasion and a captivating concert…

Read the full review here (Washington Post, January 24, 2015).

Photo by Marco Borggreve
Photo by Marco Borggreve

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