Budapest Spring Festival — #thisismyplace

Events

What the France? – French Night
Akvárium Klub — Main HALL
9th April, 2020 6.00 pm
What the France? – French Night

Though music knows no boundaries, performers who sing in a language other than English come to Hungary less frequently. So it is high time we heard what rock and roll feels like in French, and three bands will be happy to oblige at Akvárium Klub....

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Barnabás Kelemen (violin) and Péter Nagy (piano) in Concert
Pesti Vigadó — Ceremonial Hall
9th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Barnabás Kelemen (violin) and Péter Nagy (piano) in Concert

For their programme, Barnabás Kelemen and Péter Nagy selected some of the greatest pieces from the literature of the sonata, Beethoven’s works for violin and piano. In contrast to the piano sonatas, the string quartets or the symphonies,...

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Ballet Rambert & Sadler’s Wells: Enter Achilles
Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
9th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Ballet Rambert & Sadler’s Wells: Enter Achilles

Twenty-five years after legendary dance icon Lloyd Newson (DV8) first staged his brutally honest show on British pub culture, Rambert & Sadler’s Wells revived, in collaboration with the choreographer, this landmark physical theatre...

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Desired Beauty
Hungarian National Gallery
10th April, 2020 10.00 am
Desired Beauty

In the middle of the 19th century, certain young, rebellious artists in Great Britain began to imitate the style of early Renaissance painting, which constituted a radical break with the dominant trends of the period. Using brilliant colours and...

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György Kurtág: Fin de partie (Endgame) – Hungarian première
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
10th April, 2020 7.00 pm
György Kurtág: Fin de partie (Endgame) – Hungarian première

According to a critic, Kurtág’s Fin de partie is a loving farewell to 20th-century modernism. Based on Samuel Beckett’s drama, György Kurtág’s opera was premiered in Milan in November 2018. The Teatro alla Scala’s production...

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Baroque Modification
Kiscelli Múzeum — Templomtér
10th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Baroque Modification

The baroque violin meets digital technology and laser. Iskandar Widjaja, a charismatic violinist, and Bernhard Rasinger, an Austrian musician and visual artist make masterpieces of the baroque period as well as sounds produced by a modular...

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Ballet Rambert & Sadler’s Wells: Enter Achilles
Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
10th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Ballet Rambert & Sadler’s Wells: Enter Achilles

Twenty-five years after legendary dance icon Lloyd Newson (DV8) first staged his brutally honest show on British pub culture, Rambert & Sadler’s Wells revived, in collaboration with the choreographer, this landmark physical theatre...

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PONT Festival
Várkert Bazár
11th April, 2020 11.00 am
PONT Festival

With interactive events and unique stage productions, PONT Festival 2020 introduces the special traditions of Georgia and Armenia. Georgian music will be introduced by the Quintet Urmuli, who have been together since 1993. Founder and leader Nugzar...

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Hof-Musici Baroque Ensemble
Kiscelli Múzeum — Templomtér
11th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Hof-Musici Baroque Ensemble

Antonio Draghi’s work was discovered in the Austrian National Library, where Czech musicologist, harpsichordist and conductor Ondřej Macek was doing research. The score, which survived intact and required no major reconstruction or...

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Ballet Rambert & Sadler’s Wells: Enter Achilles
Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
11th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Ballet Rambert & Sadler’s Wells: Enter Achilles

Twenty-five years after legendary dance icon Lloyd Newson (DV8) first staged his brutally honest show on British pub culture, Rambert & Sadler’s Wells revived, in collaboration with the choreographer, this landmark physical theatre...

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PONT Festival
Várkert Bazár
12th April, 2020 11.00 am
PONT Festival

With interactive events and unique stage productions, PONT Festival 2020 introduces the special traditions of Georgia and Armenia. Visitors can learn about the Georgian alphabet and calligraphy, a UNESCO-listed cultural heritage. The Shoghaken Folk...

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Kristine Opolais Sings Arias
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
13th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Kristine Opolais Sings Arias

The Latvian Kristine Opolais is one of the brightest singer stars of the past decade, who sings at the world’s leading opera houses and has a penchant for Puccini. She has appeared at the Staatsoper in Vienna, the Staatsoper Berlin, the Teatro...

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Ji’s Piano Recital
Liszt Academy — Grand Hall
13th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Ji’s Piano Recital

The astonishingly talented pianist dazzled the audience of the 2019 Budapest Spring Festival with a performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. A reviewer called the Korean pianist’s take on Bach “fresh, eccentric and intensive,...

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Budapest Art Week
Budapest galleries and museums
14th April, 2020 10.00 am
Budapest Art Week

Welcoming visitors for six days, the Budapest Art Week seeks to collect and represent the city’s colourful, varied art scene. As it allows visitors to get close to visual art, you will realize that you can not only understand the works, but...

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Accord Quartet
Pesti Vigadó — Ceremonial Hall
14th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Accord Quartet

Since its foundation in 2001, Accord Quartet has developed a repertoire diverse in genres and styles; in addition to the classical chamber music literature, the ensemble likes to test itself in a wide range of forms, from experimental opera to...

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Krisztián Oláh: Parallel Reflections
Liszt Academy — Solti Hall
14th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Krisztián Oláh: Parallel Reflections

Young as he is, pianist Krisztián Oláh is a key figure of the Hungarian jazz scene. He was only twenty when he finished third at the 2015 Montreux Jazz Festival. During the two-week academic programme that followed, he appeared in concert with such...

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Si suoni la tromba – Sound the Trumpet!
House of Unicum
14th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Si suoni la tromba – Sound the Trumpet!

The composers of the Baroque period frequently turned to the powerful and bright sound of the trumpet to express apotheosis, glory, pomp, enlightenment and joy. However, the composition of 18th-century instruments is different in many regards from...

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Makám: Mamilula
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
14th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Makám: Mamilula

Over its history of three decades, Makám never stopped renewing itself: its songs have combined the folk music of different ethnicities, contemporary music and jazz in countless ways, creating harmonious wholes that allowed tradition and modernity,...

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Budapest Art Week
Budapest galleries and museums
15th April, 2020 10.00 am
Budapest Art Week

Welcoming visitors for six days, the Budapest Art Week seeks to collect and represent the city’s colourful, varied art scene. As it allows visitors to get close to visual art, you will realize that you can not only understand the works, but...

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Amenhotep II and His Time
Museum of Fine Arts
15th April, 2020 4.00 pm
Amenhotep II and His Time

At the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest’s first major temporary exhibition in the 2020 season, you can experience the brilliance of ancient Egypt’s golden age with the help of rare finds and a life-size reconstruction of the tomb of pharaoh...

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Gábor Farkas’s Piano Recital
Liszt Academy — Grand Hall
15th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Gábor Farkas’s Piano Recital

One of the most outstanding pianists of his generation, Gábor Farkas is a widely acknowledged interpreter of the Romantic repertoire, who has won several international competitions, and is regularly invited to prestigious festivals and concert halls...

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Sárik Péter Trio x Beethoven
Pesti Vigadó — Ceremonial Hall
15th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Sárik Péter Trio x Beethoven

Sárik Péter Trio released its arrangements of Beethoven’s works on a CD in 2016. The jazz musicians’ adventure into the world of symphonies and piano sonatas was enthusiastically received. “It is an honour and a great challenge to...

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London Baroque Band
Kiscelli Múzeum — Templomtér
15th April, 2020 7.30 pm
London Baroque Band

Formed by musicians graduated from the London Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music, and other prestigious universities of the UK, the ensemble specializes in the historic performance of the Baroque and classical repertoire. Along with...

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Gerald Albright
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
15th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Gerald Albright

The Los Angeles-born saxophonist released his first solo record, Just Between Us, over three decades ago, in 1987. A player at home in a variety of styles, he had already earned distinction by that time as a session musician. He entitled his most...

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Budapest Art Week
Budapest galleries and museums
16th April, 2020 10.00 am
Budapest Art Week

Welcoming visitors for six days, the Budapest Art Week seeks to collect and represent the city’s colourful, varied art scene. As it allows visitors to get close to visual art, you will realize that you can not only understand the works, but...

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38th Hungarian Press Photo Exhibition
Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center
16th April, 2020 6.00 pm
38th Hungarian Press Photo Exhibition

The public could see the first Hungarian Press Photo Exhibition in 1982, at Technical University’s R-Club, and since 1983 it has been one of the most attended events of the Budapest Spring Festival. As on all previous occasions, the incidents...

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NoGravity: Aria
National Dance Theatre — Main Auditorium
16th April, 2020 7.00 pm
NoGravity: Aria

Inspired by the breathtaking, marvellous elements and extraordinary apparatuses of renaissance and baroque theatre, Emiliano Pellisari wanted his company to speak a unified language of theatre by combining the different forms of performing art, such...

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