11th April, 2020 11.00 am
#folk music, folk dance
2500 Ft | 4000 Ft
All programmes except the evening concerts are free.
Tickets for the evening concerts on 11th April: HUF 2500
2-day pass for the evening concerts on 13th and 14th April: HUF 4000
11 am BaHorKa – children’s concert
4 pm Artashat – Armenian theatre for children
7 pm Shoghaken Folk Ensemble
8.30 pm Quintet Urmuli
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 authentic instruments of Armenian folk music, such as the duduk, the dhol, the qanun, the kamancheh and the shvi. The two singers, Hasmik Harutyunyan and Aleksan Harutyunyan are well-known not only in Armenia, but in the former Soviet Union and Europe as well, thanks to their special mode of performing Armenian folk music and ashoughagan, a form of old epic and heroic poetry.
Georgian music will be introduced by the Quintet Urmuli, who have been together since 1993. Founder and leader Nugzar Kawtaradze based the quintet’s style on the immensely rich musical tradition of his native land – from medieval polyphonic singing to instrumental folk music –, adding of course a great deal of improvisation. The members of the group come from all over the country and perform no less than thirty different instruments.
This event of the Budapest Spring Festival is presented by Müpa Budapest as a joint program with Hangvető.
1013 Budapest, Ybl Miklós tér 2-6.