The Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra held “A Winter Performance” at Lincoln Center on Sunday afternoon.
Conducted by Maestro Iván Fischer, the orchestra played Beethoven’s Symphony No.1, Piano Concerto No. 4 and Symphony No. 5. Fischer invited 40 Juilliard and Bard students up to the stage to help conclude the symphonies. After the performance, guests went on the theater’s promenade to enjoy cocktails and a gala dinner.
Guests of the event included: Sylvia Hemingway, Daisy Soros, Consul General Dr. Ferenc Kumin, Ambassador Colleen Bell, Ambassador Donald Blinken and Vera Blinken, Cece Goldwater, Stanley H. Rumbough, Susan Bender, Aaron Feinstein, Kathryn Livingston Forgan, Emese Tardy-Green, Andrew and Heidi Lee Komaromi, Kati Marton, Aniko Gaal Schott, Stephanie Stokes and David Tobey, and Gianluigi and Adrienne Vittadini.