SEMMELWEIS 250 – JUBILEE CONCERT TOUR
International Medic Orchestra
March 10, 2020 – MÜPA, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall – Budapest
March 12, 2020 – House of Culture – Trnava
March 14, 2020 – Municipal House, Smetana Hall – Prague
March 16, 2020 – Juliusz Słowacki Theatre – Krakow
Liszt: Les Préludes
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major (“Titan”)
The Medical Orchestra of Semmelweis University (Hungary) – this year marks the 250th anniversary of the school’s foundation – was formed eleven years ago and has been led by artistic director and conductor Gergely Dubóczky since 2009. Its members are primarily students from the medical school, as well as from other Hungarian institutions of higher education. What is remarkable about this performance of Mahler’s symphony is the fact that it will involve the participation of students from the university’s international partner institutions as well. The Medical Orchestra regularly takes part in the university’s events, and has also made successful appearances in Bayreuth, in Switzerland and at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. Its benefit concerts are aimed at supporting Hungary’s health facilities. Another noble reason for this year’s efforts has been found: all proceeds from the Budapest supply concert go to the construction of a children’s playground at the 2nd Pediatric Clinic and a comprehensive renovation of its patio. The International Medic Orchestra presents Semmelweis’ 250th anniversary program in four countries.
V4 Music Tour
10 March – Budapest
12 March – Trnava
14 March – Prague
16 March – Kraków
In celebration of Semmelweis University’s 250 Anniversary, the Medic Orchestra is organising a unique project integrating medical students from different countries into an international orchestra project: a special symphony orchestra tour in the four Visegrad countries.
Be a part of the orchestra, and play one of Gustav Mahler’s greatest masterpieces: the Symphony No. 1!
Who can apply:
Amateur musicians enrolled in a medical university (must be older than 18 years to apply)
What to expect:
Priceless atmosphere, great company, travel with free accommodation, and unforgettable musical experiences in some of the greatest concert halls!
Concert dates and venues:
05-09 March 2020 Rehearsal period in Budapest
10 March concert – Palace of Arts, Budapest, Hungary
12 March concert – Kultúrny Dom, Trnava, Slovakia, where Semmelweis University was founded
14 March concert – Smetana Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
16 March concert – Juliusz Slowacki Theatre, Kraków, Poland
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1, “Titan”
Ferenc Liszt: Les Préludes
Apply here: Application form
Application deadline: 6 December 2019 midnight
How to apply:
You should fill the application form (link above). Please, write 3-5 sentences about yourself, about your musical background and interests as well as your goals in connection to the Semmelweis University 250 project. You will be asked to submit a short video that must be about 5 minutes long, and will help the commission to evaluate your play. You can choose any kind of classical music that you like. You may play together with other musicians as well, but the commission should clearly hear and see how you play.
We will inform you about the results by 15 December via e-mail.
The Semmelweis University will undertake the organisation of the accomodation and cover the costs of it. You have to travel to Budapest and back, and use the public transport within Budapest at your own expense. The Semmelweis University will cover the travel costs between the concert places (Hungary-Slovakia-Czech Republic-Poland).
You will have the opportunity to participate in any conferences and programs organised by
Semmelweis University and the Semmelweis Students Association for free.
You must have a valid travel document (valid for 3 months from the date of travel) and you have to bring it with you. You are not insured during the project and the organisers decline any kind of responsibility in case of accidents, medical emergencies or damage to property. If you want to be insured during the project, you have to organise your insurance yourselves.
If a visa is required for the V4 countries (Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland), you should undertake organising and paying for the visa(s). If it’s necessary, the Semmelweis University can send an official invitation letter for the program to apply for the visa.
Participants receive the sheet music (containing bowings e.g.) for practice via email.
Concert dress code: ladies – long black dress, gentlemen – black suite, black shirt.
If you need help transporting your musical instruments (double bass, timpani etc.), we can help managing rental or organising the transportation.
Any questions? – Contact us at email@example.com
We are looking forward to your application!