Budapest Spring Festival — #thisismyplace

Events

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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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...

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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...

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

The theme of this contemporary circus 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...

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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...

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Budapest Art Week
Budapest galleries and museums
17th 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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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...

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Miklós Lukács (cimbalom) and the Hungarian National Philharmonic
Pesti Vigadó — Ceremonial Hall
17th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Miklós Lukács (cimbalom) and the Hungarian National Philharmonic

Miklós Lukács is one of the most versatile artists of today’s music scene, whether he plays contemporary music, jazz or folk. His special abilities and unique musicianship have inspired such composers as Péter Eötvös, György Vukán and Mihály...

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The Orfeo Orchestra and the Purcell Choir
St Stephen's Basilica
17th April, 2020 8.00 pm
The Orfeo Orchestra and the Purcell Choir

An emblematic work of European culture, Bach’s Mass in B minor is a grandiose and enigmatic work, with a host of secrets in every bar. Its dimensions are comparable to those of the St Matthew Passion, and György Vashegyi thinks “it is...

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Freak Fusion: Restlesslegs
Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
17th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Freak Fusion: Restlesslegs

The theme of this contemporary circus 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...

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Budapest Art Week
Budapest galleries and museums
18th 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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Festival Closing Promenad
Public spaces in Budapest
18th April, 2020 11.00 am
Festival Closing Promenad

Hundreds of professional and amateur dancers, singers and musicians will start out from central locations in the city – Városháza park, Szent István tér –, to make a big noise and announce the arrival of spring. As the Parade progresses...

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Akram Khan Company: Chotto Xenos
Müpa Budapest — Festival Theatre
18th 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...

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The City of Marias – premiere
Rákóczi téri Vásárcsarnok
18th April, 2020 8.00 pm
The City of Marias – premiere

The production was inspired by some of the greatest works of Astor Piazzolla’s rich oeuvre, and the heroine of his well-known tango opera, María, who is not a single person but Womanhood herself in the maze of a metropolis. We see all the...

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Belau: Colourwave
A38 Ship — Concert Hall
18th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Belau: Colourwave

In the world of the duo formed in 2015, a pining but always hopeful mood blends with the musical foundations of current electronica. Their message is simple: you should extract yourself from the everyday hustle and bustle, and try and live the...

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Budapest Art Week
Budapest galleries and museums
19th 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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Lawrence Brownlee and Yijie Shi Sing Arias
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
19th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Lawrence Brownlee and Yijie Shi Sing Arias

The American tenor was named Singer of the Year 2017 both by International Opera Awards and Bachtrack. The Guardian called him the world’s leading bel canto singer, and critics and audiences worldwide are convinced his timbre and the...

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The City of Marias
Rákóczi téri Vásárcsarnok
19th April, 2020 8.00 pm
The City of Marias

The production was inspired by some of the greatest works of Astor Piazzolla’s rich oeuvre, and the heroine of his well-known tango opera, María, who is not a single person but Womanhood herself in the maze of a metropolis. We see all the...

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