Co-founder and Music Director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer, who is also honorary guest conductor of the Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam and honorary conductor of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin turned 70 on January 20.
The three prestigious orchestras celebrated the Maestro’s birthday together, broadcasting a joint production compiled from works composed, conducted or directed by him or some of his most memorable concerts on their websites. The roughly 90-minute concert film features excerpts from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 or Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, and staged concert versions of the operas The Marriage of Figaro and Falstaff, interspersed with greetings from some of his well-known fans and friends.