HAVASI — the Storm — Premiere at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music
Havasi is a Hungarian composer known for building cultural bridges through music (note the Taiko drummers used for this.)
This video was recorded at the world premiere of ‘HAVASI Symphonic’ at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest on the 18th of September, 2009. The original release (YouTube) has gained more than 2 million views from more than 200 countries. ‘The Storm’ has become the most loved of HAVASI’s compositions. Whether it is performed in a solo piano concert or a huge arena show, it is always a highlight, richly applauded by the audience. It has been performed countless times in many different musical arrangements. In 2013 Golden Globe winner singer Lisa Gerrard joined HAVASI on stage along with a huge choir and symphony orchestra to present a unique interpretation to an audience of 24,000 in Budapest.
“When the storm breaks, each man acts in accordance with his own nature. Some are dumb with terror, some flee, some hide. And some spread their wings like eagles and soar on the wind.”
Composers can rarely describe their inner-most thoughts and feelings in words. However, the quote above beautifully matches up with what HAVASI had in his mind when he wrote ‘The Storm’.
Composed and performed by HAVASI
Dohnanyi Symphony Orchestra Budafok
Arranger and conductor: Peter Pejtsik
Producer and Creative Director: Csaba Marjai
DOP: Zoltan Csincsi
Director: Laszlo Krisko
Sound Engineer: Gabor Juhos
Music Production Director: Miklos Lukacs