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Events

Vincent Peirani Trio: Jokers
Budapest Music Center — Opus Jazz Club
8th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Vincent Peirani Trio: Jokers

From duo to quintet, Vincent Peirani has played in the most diverse forms of musical collaboration. The trio format he brings to Budapest is nonetheless new territory for him. In this band, which he formed with Italian guitarist Federico Casagrande...

#jazz

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,...

#chamber concerts

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...

#dance

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...

#opera

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 visible by means of devices developed for the...

#chamber concerts

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...

#dance

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. The Shoghaken Folk Ensemble, which was founded in Yerevan in 1995, gives a concert. The band only plays what are the...

#folk music, folk dance

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...

#chamber concerts

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...

#dance

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...

#folk music, folk dance

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...

#aria concerts

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,...

#chamber concerts

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

Held for the fifth time, the Budapest Art Week presents works in the most diverse styles, and provides a meeting opportunity for the actors of the heterogeneous and complex world in which they exist: artists, art historians, curators, gallery...

#exhibitions #fine arts and design

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...

#chamber concerts

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...

#jazz

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,...

#world music

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

Held for the fifth time, the Budapest Art Week presents works in the most diverse styles, and provides a meeting opportunity for the actors of the heterogeneous and complex world in which they exist: artists, art historians, curators, gallery...

#exhibitions #fine arts and design

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...

#chamber concerts

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...

#jazz

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...

#chamber concerts

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

Held for the fifth time, the Budapest Art Week presents works in the most diverse styles, and provides a meeting opportunity for the actors of the heterogeneous and complex world in which they exist: artists, art historians, curators, gallery...

#exhibitions #fine arts and design

Staatskapelle Weimar
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
16th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Staatskapelle Weimar

130 years after the death of a composer, rarely are such works discovered that substantially alter our view of the oeuvre. Ferenc Liszt was a unique composer in this regard as well: the surviving first act of the opera he based on Byron’s...

#opera

Ernő Kállai (violin) and János Balázs (piano) in Concert
Pesti Vigadó — Ceremonial Hall
16th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Ernő Kállai (violin) and János Balázs (piano) in Concert

A charismatic member of his generation, violinist Ernő Kállai studied at Budapest’s Liszt Academy and the New York Juilliard School; at the latter institution, Itzhak Perlman was his mentor. A devotee of chamber music, he has known János...

#chamber concerts

Freak Fusion Cabaret: Restlesslegs – world premiere
Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
16th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Freak Fusion Cabaret: Restlesslegs – world premiere

The theme of this production is the restless legs syndrome (RLS), a frequent, characteristic form of sleep disorder. The sensation is difficult to describe: it’s as if the limbs were involuntarily yawning, an unpleasant stimulus that is...

#contemporary circus

Manu Delago Ensemble: Circadian
A38 Ship — Concert Hall
16th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Manu Delago Ensemble: Circadian

Manu Delago is an internationally acknowledged player of the handpan, a percussion instrument developed in the 21st century. He collaborates with such iconic artists and ensembles as Björk, Ólafur Arnalds, the Cinematic Orchestra and Anoushka...

#popular music

Budapest Art Week
Budapest galleries and museums
17th April, 2020 10.00 am
Budapest Art Week

Held for the fifth time, the Budapest Art Week presents works in the most diverse styles, and provides a meeting opportunity for the actors of the heterogeneous and complex world in which they exist: artists, art historians, curators, gallery...

#exhibitions #fine arts and design

Akram Khan Company: Chotto Xenos
Müpa Budapest — Festival Theatre
17th April, 2020 6.00 pm
Akram Khan Company: Chotto Xenos

A young man finds curious things in an old box. He has known little about his grandfather’s experiences during World War One, and now he starts to form a new view of the past, his own identity and the ceaseless struggles of humanity. Says...

#dance

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