BFO Season Brochure 2022–2023

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Let’s meet again! This is what I wrote last year: “Covid helped us find out we just can’t make do without concerts.” This has become quite obvious since then, and I have even learned a new phrase: streaming fatigue is often mentioned in different countries. This recovery has been a little slow, but people are really hungry for culture. We are yearning for sold-out live concerts! I’ll tell you why I have chosen Britten’s opera, The Turn of the Screw. Because it is highly relevant to our times: it is about different realities. Some can see the ghosts, some can’t. Those who can see them don’t believe that the others can’t. As if we were looking for the truth in different bubbles. So, after the performance, have a discussion about what each of you considers to be the truth. I leave it open. This is an extremely exciting opera. We will also have a number of beautiful concerts this year, Haydn, Mozart, Mahler, Beethoven, and others, and also a very important anniversary: the 100th birthday of György Ligeti. This anniversary will be celebrated all over the world, and we want to play our part as well, since Ligeti is one of the giants of the 20th century, of whom we are very proud. Do buy a season pass! I will be delighted to meet you again next year, as the BFO’s core audience is perhaps the happiest club in Budapest and Hungary. Let’s share our joy of appreciating the orchestra, the concerts and even the intervals in the concerts, when we can always meet old and new friends. With love, Iván Fischer

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Concerts What does a melody mean? Something different for each person. We are diverse, so music brings diverse things to us. Different feelings, memories, and experiences. We celebrate this diversity with our photo series, as we believe that classical music belongs to everyone. Members of the Budapest Festival Orchestra, as well as of our Board, staff and audiences, were the models for the photo series. We asked each of them to listen to a different orchestral piece from this season. Photographer László Mészáros presented their impressions, feelings, and fantasies, filtered through his own artistic imagination in his picturesque photos appearing in this season booklet. And what do these compositions tell you? Come and listen to them at our concerts!

Attila Sztán The model for this photo

was trombonist orchestra member Attila Sztán, who had listened to the second movement of Schubert’s Symphony in C major, The Great. “What first came to my mind was elegance: arriving at a royal palace in a beautiful carriage.”


September 09–10 A joint event of Müpa Budapest, the Iván Fischer Opera Company and the BFO Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall 09 Friday 7:00 p.m. Solti 10 Saturday 7:00 p.m. Doráti

Concerts

Britten

Persson, Aikin Staples, Cook Fischer

Benjamin Britten The Turn of the Screw Miah Persson (Governess), Laura Aikin (Mrs. Grose), Andrew Staples (Prologue, Peter Quint), Allison Cook (Miss Jessel), N. N. (Miles), N. N. (Flora) / conductor and director: Iván Fischer Hovering between reality and fantasizing. Constant uncertainty, both on stage and in the auditorium. A psychological drama disguised as a horror story. Opera productions have been the most prominent performances of the Festival Orchestra for years. This time, Iván Fischer has chosen a truly special piece: he directs and conducts Britten’s chamber opera, The Turn of the Screw. The story of two orphans and their Governess is made creepy by the ghosts of a former Governess and a former Manservant. Even creepier is the possibility that these ghosts may only exist in the imagination of the current Governess. The opera has a tragic ending, and, due to the unreliability of its narrator, never offers a clue to those in search of the truth; it is a real showpiece both musically and for its director. With the world famous soloists returning to the BFO, an experience that will remain with its audience is guaranteed.

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September 22–23 A joint event of Müpa Budapest and the BFO Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall 22 Thursday 7:45 p.m. Solti 23 Friday 7:45 p.m. Doráti

Bridging Europe

Andriessen Mozart, Beethoven L. & A. Jussen Fischer

Louis Andriessen Workers Union Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat major, K. 365 Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major (“Eroica”), Op. 55 Lucas & Arthur Jussen (piano) / conductor: Iván Fischer A piece by a contemporary Dutch composer on the program, two Dutch brothers in their twenties playing a piano concerto by Mozart, and one of the indisputable geniuses of West European classical music paying homage to Napoleon, later to an unnamed hero instead. This focused yet diverse program is to be enjoyed nowhere else but at the BFO concert in the Bridging Europe series, a joint initiative by Müpa Budapest and the Budapest Festival Orchestra. The concert opens with a piece by Louis Andriessen, who passed away in July 2021. The composer fixed the rhythm of the music only, while the work is indeterminate as regards pitch or instrumentation. The piano duo of Lucas & Arthur Jussen will play the concerto that Mozart originally composed for himself and his sister. The solemn exclamation point to close the evening is delivered by Beethoven’s monumental ‘Eroica’, a milestone in the history of music.

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October 06–07–08

Concerts

Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall 06 Thursday 7:45 p.m. Solti 07 Friday 7:45 p.m. Doráti 08 Saturday 3:30 p.m. Reiner

Lyadov, Prokofiev Rachmaninoff

Ibragimova Ticciati

Anatoly Lyadov The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62 Sergei Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19 Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44 Alina Ibragimova (violin) / conductor: Robin Ticciati Russian characters emerge at BFO’s concert from three composers who found writing music a hard task. Lyadov was hindered by his own laziness; of his few surviving works, the concert features his music depicting nature in a fairy-tale world. Because of their harsh sound, Lyadov excluded all brass instruments from his score. Written in the turbulent year of 1917, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto treats the solo violin as first among equals rather than a dominating virtuoso. Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3 wasn’t an easy delivery either. Neither critics nor the audience were overwhelmed by the new work: posterity, however, did justice to the composer. The soloist is Alina Ibragimova, praised for her “immediacy and honesty” (The Guardian), whereas the orchestra plays under the baton of BFO’s regular guest conductor, music director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Robin Ticciati.

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October 14–15 Liszt Academy, Grand Hall 14 Friday 7:45 p.m. Ormándy 15 Saturday 3:30 p.m. Fricsay

Haydn Mozart

Gulyás, Kostyál Takács-Nagy

Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 39 in G minor, Hob. I:39 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra, K. 364 Symphony No. 38 in D major (“Prague”), K. 504 Emese Gulyás (violin), Péter Kostyál (viola) conductor: Gábor Takács-Nagy When the Festival Orchestra announces works by Haydn and Mozart in its program, the experienced concert-goer immediately knows: Gábor Takács-Nagy is getting ready for another unforgettable concert. Music of the masters of Viennese classicism always sounds full of vitality, freshness, and wit under the baton of the Prima Primissima laureate conductor. Instead of their usual cheerfulness, both Haydn’s first Sturm und Drang orchestral work and Mozart’s surprisingly serious and profound Prague symphony represent a darker and more tense atmosphere – in minor keys. In between these symphonies, we will have sunshine: two outstanding violinists of the BFO who collected a special prize at the Sándor Végh Competition in 2021, Emese Gulyás and Péter Kostyál – who is at home with chamber music and often plays the viola too – perform the solo parts of an exhilarating musical dialogue before the intermission.

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November 12–13–14

Concerts

Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall 12 Saturday 3:30 p.m. Reiner, Storytime with Iván 13 Sunday 7:45 p.m. Doráti 14 Monday 7:45 p.m. Solti

Monteverdi Bartók Schubert

Frang Fischer

Claudio Monteverdi A selection from Scherzi Musicali Béla Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz. 112, BB 117 Franz Schubert Symphony No. 9 in C major ("The Great"), D. 944 Vilde Frang (violin) / conductor: Iván Fischer The charming Vilde Frang will be the soloist of the Festival Orchestra yet again! “Frang has the knack of breathing life into every note” – wrote the critic of BBC Music Magazine about the musicianship of the Norwegian violinist. This time she is to breathe life into Bartók’s score, one of the most demanding concertos in music history, his Violin Concerto No. 2. To begin the colorful program, a few of the vocal works by Monteverdi, accompanied by an ensemble of instruments, will be performed. The composer reconsidered the relationship between music and words in a revolutionary way. Following Baroque musical jokes and 20th century sounds, the second part of the concert features Schubert’s most significant instrumental work, a milestone of romanticism, the last symphony he finished.

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December 03–04 Budapest Congress Center 03 Saturday 7:45 p.m. Solti 04 Sunday 3:30 p.m. Reiner, Fricsay

Weber, Grieg Tchaikovsky

Perianes Orozco-Estrada

Carl Maria von Weber Oberon – overture Edvard Grieg Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 Pyotr Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 Javier Perianes (piano) / conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada A fairy overture composed for England by the founder of German romantic opera, the unique piano concerto of the celebrated composer of the Norwegian nation, and a "fate symphony" of a Russian master fighting his composer’s block – it's barely possible to put together a more colorful, more international program. The pieces and the performers are of course connected by the universal language of the European traditions of classical music. The output of Weber, Grieg, and Tchaikovsky has always crossed boundaries, although all three of them drew tunes from their respective treasuries of folk music. The piano soloist of the concert is Javier Perianes from Spain, who, in 2019, was chosen Artist of the Year by International Classical Music Awards (ICMA); the Festival Orchestra is conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Colombian music director of the Wiener Symphoniker, for the first time.

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December 10–11

Concerts

Liszt Academy, Grand Hall 10 Saturday 7:45 p.m. Ormándy 11 Sunday 3:30 p.m. Fricsay

Corelli, Haydn C. P. E. Bach, Suk

Iván Pilz

Arcangelo Corelli Concerto grosso in G minor (“Christmas Concerto”), Op. 6, No. 8 Joseph Haydn Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIa:1 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Symphony No. 3 for Strings in C major, Wq 182, No. 3 Josef Suk Serenade for Strings in E-flat major, Op. 6 Tímea Iván (violin) / concertmaster: János Pilz A smallish concerto – this sounds a proper equivalent of the Italian word concertino. As part of BFO’s series, this evening focuses on pieces that were performed without a conductor, by ensembles smaller than today’s symphony orchestras. The chamber orchestra is once again led by the violinist János Pilz as concertmaster. The program covers a time-span from the early 18th century to the end of the 19th, beginning with a piece fitting the Advent season, Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, his best-known composition. This is followed by the Haydn’s Violin Concerto, drawing on Baroque patterns. The soloist is a founding member of the Festival Orchestra, Tímea Iván. After Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s String Symphony with a wide range of emotions, an unusually cheerful Serenade by the young Josef Suk, a pupil of Dvořák’s, wraps up the concert.

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December 26 Budapest Congress Center 26 Monday 7:45 p.m.

Surprise Concert

Fischer

conductor: Iván Fischer A great concert is always a gift. But what is hidden inside the packaging? The Festival Orchestra’s Christmas concert is the biggest music surprise during the holidays. Never out of ideas, Iván Fischer creates a program each year not to be disclosed in advance, making maximum use of the ensemble’s versatility, and sometimes even of the characteristics of the environment. It will never become boring, since the excellent musicians of the BFO perform alternately as orchestra players, chamber musicians, or soloists in the most diverse genres and styles. This evening may feature Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and contemporary pieces, as well as jazz, klezmer, or folk music. At the end of every year, the power of surprise, the delight of enjoying the usual high standard, and the celebratory atmosphere bring to audiences the experience called “the most beautiful Christmas present” in one comment.

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January 08–09

Concerts

Liszt Academy, Grand Hall 08 Sunday 3:30 p.m. Széll 09 Monday 7:45 p.m. Ormándy

Handel, Caldara Vivaldi

Kim Altstaedt, T’Hooft

George Frideric Handel Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 6, No. 10, HWV 328 Antonio Caldara Concerto in D minor for Cello and Two Violins Antonio Vivaldi Cello Concerto in A minor, RV 419 George Frideric Handel Tra le fiamme (Among the Flames) – Cantata, HWV 170 Kangmin Justin Kim (countertenor) /artistic director and cello: Nicolas Altstaedt, Baroque gesture: Sigrid T’Hooft Countertenor Kangmin Justin Kim might as well have come from a K-pop band: to his extravagant, cheeky style is added a voice that has landed him in the top lists of several international classical music magazines. He will be the soloist of the ensemble led by Nicolas Altstaedt. The cellist “is an artist in a category on his own” as a reviewer in the Hamburger Abendblatt put it. We can also learn from other reviews that, behind the charming looks, there are musical extremes, incredible technique, warm tone colors, and direct communication. All this fire and audacity will meet one of the most beautiful vocal works of the Baroque period, the masterpieces of the cello literature, Handel’s tales, Caldara’s elegance, Vivaldi’s freshness, and Sigrid T’Hooft’s authentic stage gesture to provide a truly unforgettable Baroque program with period instruments.

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January 19–20–21 Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall 19 Thursday 7:45 p.m. Solti 20 Friday 7:45 p.m. Doráti 21 Saturday 3:30 p.m. Reiner, Storytime with Iván

Mahler

Fischer

Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 9 conductor: Iván Fischer “It is music coming from another world; it is coming from eternity.” These are Herbert von Karajan’s words on Mahler’s 9th Symphony. Indeed, the work, lasting almost an hour and a half, creates a very special atmosphere. This is the last score the composer finished; still, we cannot say for sure if he was saying farewell to life as he started working on his 10th almost immediately and with the same vigor. It is indisputable, however, that the subject of the symphony is death: its mournful, grotesque, beautiful, and redemptory sides alike. The gigantic first movement begins innocently but intensifies into cacophony; this is followed by a movement put together from dances: folksy ländler and waltz. Then comes Mahler’s most modern music, the Rondo-Burlesque, and, finally, the vision of the afterworld; its ethereal sound closing the solemn and touching work.

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February 04 A joint event of Müpa Budapest and the BFO Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall Müpa Budapest, Festival Theater 04 Saturday

Fischer

Concerts

Marathon

artistic director: Iván Fischer There is so much great music. However, there is only one event each year stirring up the music scene in Hungary for a whole day. In the past 15 years, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart, Bartók, Bach, Stravinsky, Mendelssohn and Schumann, Brahms, Bernstein, Debussy and Ravel, Beethoven once again, Berlioz and Liszt online, and Richard Strauss have been the composer giants at the center of the joint Marathons of the Festival Orchestra and Müpa Budapest. During the all-day event, the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall will primarily be be the venue for the symphonic concerts, while the Festival Theatre will host the chamber music events. The other rooms and spaces will offer free concerts and screenings. Performers include outstanding Hungarian soloists, chamber ensembles, and orchestras, and, as usual, some young talents will be also invited. But who will be the next name?

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February 10–11–12 Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall 10 Friday 7:45 p.m. Solti 11 Saturday 7:45 p.m. Doráti 12 Sunday 3:30 p.m. Reiner, Fricsay

Ravel Saint-Saëns

Bavouzet Langrée

Maurice Ravel Ma mère l'Oye (Mother Goose) – orchestral suite; Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major Camille Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 in C minor (“Organ Symphony”) Op. 78 Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano) / conductor: Louis Langrée The French conductor Louis Langrée returns to the pulpit of BFO with a French program, performing the music of two prominent composers of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, Ravel and Saint-Saëns. The music director of both the New York Mostly Mozart Festival and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is to conduct an orchestral suite (grown from a piano piece) and a symphony including an organ part, and, between the two, one of the most significant 20th century piano concertos. The soloist of the latter is the conductor’s compatriot, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, who has already played concertos by Bartók and Mozart with the Festival Orchestra. This is what The Financial Times wrote about him: “He makes you listen to music as if you are discovering it Eureka!-style: yes, that’s what the composer must have meant!”

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February 25 + 27

Concerts

Liszt Academy, Grand Hall 25 Saturday 3:30 p.m. Széll 27 Monday 7:45 p.m. Ormándy

Mozart Wieniawski Spohr, Haydn

Kádár Gál-Tamási, Liptai Takács-Nagy

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento in D major, K. 205 Henryk Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22 Louis Spohr Concertante in C major for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra, WoO 11 Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 70 in D major, Hob. I:70 István Kádár (violin), Mária Gál-Tamási (violin) Gabriella Liptai (cello) / conductor: Gábor Takács-Nagy Gábor Takács-Nagy’s Haydn–Mozart series, which has been running with great success for years, now incorporates works by less frequently played composers. Each piece being an odd-man-out in its own right, they are still attached to each other on many counts, primarily because of the dominating D tonality and because of the outstanding role of soloists. The strongest link between the composers is that all four of them were excellent instrumentalists. They wrote a number of their works for themselves, perfectly mastering, and pushing to the limits, the attributes of their respective instruments. They should also be appreciated for their several technical innovations. After Mozart’s nimble divertimento comes the most successful composition by the Polish violin virtuoso Wieniawski. Following the intermission, Spohr’s double concerto-like, single-movement piece is followed by a scintillating Haydn symphony. All this is on offer with the orchestra led by a conductor specializing in Haydn and Mozart.


March 09–10–11 Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall 09 Thursday 7:45 p.m. Solti 10 Friday 7:45 p.m. Doráti 11 Saturday 3:30 p.m. Széll, Storytime with Iván

Dohnányi Schumann R. Strauss

Buchbinder Fischer

Ernő Dohnányi Symphonic Minutes, Op. 36 Robert Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 Richard Strauss Don Juan, Op. 20; Tanz der Sieben Schleier from Salome, Op. 54; Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28 Rudolf Buchbinder (piano) / conductor: Iván Fischer Symphonic Minutes, then “something between a symphony, a concerto and a large sonata”, a symphonic poem, an opera excerpt and “an old scoundrel's tale – in rondo form”. Three composers with a fantastic gift for orchestration; untold yet audible stories and the endless mix of timbres in an orchestra – this is on offer at the joint concert by the BFO and the legendary Rudolf Buchbinder, an authority with sixty years’ experience. The pianist, known for his Beethoven performances, appears on the podium after Dohnányi’s Symphonic Minutes (composed with a ballet stage in mind) to perform Schumann’s only completed piano concerto. After the intermission, the focus is on Richard Strauss: the story of the famous womanizer is followed by Oscar Wilde’s seductive but terrifying heroine, then, eventually, Till Eulenspiegel provides edifying minutes with his musical pranks.

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March 28 Liszt Academy, Grand Hall 28 Tuesday 7:45 p.m. Széll

Concerts

Ligeti 100 Jubilee concert to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth

Károlyi Perényi Rácz

György Ligeti With Pipes, Drums, Fiddles; Concerto for Cello and Orchestra; Poème symphonique; Concert Românesc; San Francisco Polyphony Katalin Károlyi (mezzo-soprano), Miklós Perényi (cello) conductor: Zoltán Rácz In 2023, the Festival Orchestra pays homage to György Ligeti, born a hundred years ago, with a grand concert. One of the most significant composers of the post-World War II half century, Ligeti bequeathed to us an extraordinarily colorful œuvre. He was interested in all periods of music history, was attracted by literature, and, ever since his youth, he was tied up with mathematics. All this infiltrated into his works, always revealing layers for research that are often beyond music. Ligeti left Hungary in 1956 and got to know the greatest figures of avant-garde art in Cologne. Soon he, too, was one of them. His selected works are conducted by the founding member of the Kossuth Prize laureate Amadinda Percussion Group, Zoltán Rácz.

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April 15–16 Liszt Academy, Grand Hall 15 Saturday 7:45 p.m. Ormándy 16 Sunday 3:30 p.m. Fricsay

Telemann Fasch, Handel

True Seiler, T’Hooft

Georg Philipp Telemann Orchestral Suite in G minor (“La musette”), TWV 55:g1 Johann Friedrich Fasch Symphony for Strings in G major, FWV M:G5 Georg Philipp Telemann Concerto for Three Violins in F major, TWV 53:F1 George Frideric Handel Concerto Grosso in A major, Op. 6, No. 11, HWV 329; Armida abbandonata – cantata, HWV 105 Stefanie True (soprano) / artistic director and Baroque violin: Midori Seiler, Baroque gesture: Sigrid T’Hooft It’s hard to imagine a season of the Festival Orchestra without a Baroque concert where the unforgettable experience is also guaranteed by the series of motions choreographed by Sigrid T’Hooft. She has enlivened the BFO’s historical performances with her expertise – through period costumes and authentic motions – since 2011. This time again, the artistic director of the program, including the prolific Telemann, the forgotten Fasch, and the ever-inspiring Handel, will be violinist Midori Seiler, who has been responsible for the BFO’s early music concerts for years. The program will conclude with Handel’s emotional cantata, which almost demands some movements on stage. The cantata will feature the solo performance of Canadian-born soprano Stefanie True, a returning guest of the BFO.

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April 22–23

Concerts

Budapest Congress Center 22 Saturday 7:45 p.m. Doráti, Széll 23 Sunday 3:30 p.m. Reiner, Fricsay

Mendelssohn Bruckner

Braunstein Oren

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major (“Romantic”), WAB 104 Guy Braunstein (violin) /conductor: Daniel Oren Fairies enchanted into musical notes; knights, medieval castles and hunters appear in the Festival Orchestra’s romantic program featuring two grandiose and ever-inspiring highlights of concert halls composed by two giants of German music. The concert will start with Mendelssohn’s violin concerto, written in his mature years, conducted by the Israeli Daniel Oren, music director of the Verona Opera Festival, with the excellent Guy Braunstein playing the solo part. The composition, including a virtuoso opening movement, a singing air, and a finale evoking the atmosphere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will be followed by one of the most popular pieces of Bruckner, his Symphony No. 4, which he revised several times. The composer accompanied the music with the description of scenes from a knight’s tale, but the movements, built up in a lucid and deliberate manner, guarantee an overwhelming experience that shuts out the outside world, even without knowing the program.

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May 11–12 + 14 Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall 11 Thursday 7:45 p.m. Solti 12 Friday 7:45 p.m. Doráti 14 Sunday 3:30 p.m. Reiner, Storytime with Iván

Bach, Ligeti Brahms

Elbert Fischer

Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069 György Ligeti Mysteries of the Macabre Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 Anna-Lena Elbert (soprano) /conductor: Iván Fischer The musicians of the Festival Orchestra play a suite by Bach on period instruments, to be followed immediately by a set of showpiece arias for coloratura soprano from György Ligeti’s avant-garde “anti-opera” performed by the award-winning German soprano Anna-Lena Elbert, still in her late twenties; and finally, after visits to the extremes, comes a kind of synthesis: the bittersweet, far more reserved and conservative Brahms symphony – how could a concert program be more colorful? The skips between centuries produce seemingly irreconcilable opposites that in fact attract each other. Baroque and contemporary music are a particularly good match, while Brahms’ flowing melodies give a rest to the listener who may have been exhausted by this time travel and such modern sounds.

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June 09–10

Concerts

Liszt Academy, Grand Hall 09 Friday 7:45 p.m. Ormándy 10 Saturday 3:30 p.m. Fricsay

Haydn, Mozart Mendelssohn R. Strauss–Kostyál

Aviat Pilz

Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 1 in D major, Hob. I:1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 10 in G major, K. 74; Oboe Concerto in C major, K. 314 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy String Symphony No. 1 in C major Richard Strauss – Péter Kostyál Der Rosenkavalier – Suite for Strings Victor Aviat (oboe) /concertmaster: János Pilz The very first symphony by the 25-year-old Haydn, one of the early symphonies of the 14-year-old Mozart and the first string symphony of the 17-year-old Mendelssohn will be among the pieces performed at the June concert of the BFO’s Concertino series, proving that classical music can be youthful. The program also features a Mozart concerto, more popular for flute but originally composed for oboe and orchestra, with the solo part played by Victor Aviat, principal oboe of the Festival Orchestra, who has also worked with the BFO as a conductor on several occasions. He has been described by Iván Fischer as “a very sensitive musician, who is fascinated by the details”. The concert will end with a so far unknown series of well-known melodies: the popular waltz melodies of Richard Strauss’s opera, Der Rosenkavalier, will be performed as rearranged by Péter Kostyál, the orchestra’s violonist.

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November

January

March

12 Saturday 11:30 p.m. Castle Garden Bazaar Iván Fischer

21 Saturday 11:30 p.m. Castle Garden Bazaar Iván Fischer

11 Saturday 11:30 p.m. Castle Garden Bazaar Iván Fischer

Midnight Music

Will you come at midnight and listen to some classical music while lounging on a beanbag, just an arm’s length from the musicians? This question might have sounded weird ten years ago but, thanks to the Festival Orchestra, Midnight Music has since become one of the best and most popular programs for those who have a keen interest in culture but don’t like the constraints at traditional concerts. There is no need to dress up and it won’t last for hours; instead, you can enjoy the friendly, relaxed atmosphere, made even more personable by Iván Fischer’s witty comments about the pieces being performed. A community event, a party instead of a party, a memorable experience – who said classical music was boring and rigid?

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Concerts

October

November

December

01 Saturday 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. BFO Rehearsal Room Erika Illési

06 Sunday 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. BFO Rehearsal Room Iván Fischer

17 Saturday 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. BFO Rehearsal Room Erika Illési

Cocoa Concerts

January

February

15 Sunday 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. BFO Rehearsal Room Iván Fischer

18 Saturday 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. BFO Rehearsal Room Erika Illési

For almost a quarter of a century, the Festival Orchestra’s program series for children has brought a high-quality classical musical experience to the youngest. The orchestra’s rehearsal room not only serves experimenting with the tiniest details of the symphonic pieces to be performed or playing chamber music, but also as the venue for educating the next generation of classical music lovers. There is no better promotion of these events than the fact that several members of the BFO’s loyal audiences came to love music at these Cocoa Concerts, with a polka-dot mug in their hands. And nowadays they bring their own kids. While listening to the performance of the orchestra’s excellent musicians in a cozy atmosphere, the audience will learn about the instruments of the symphony orchestra and concert etiquette in a playful and interactive manner. After the concert, the kids can have a mug of cocoa in the lobby. Since 2015, we have also offered an autism-friendly version of our Cocoa Concerts thanks to the contribution of Nemzetközi Cseperedő Alapítvány (an international foundation to support children and their families living with autism). In order to ensure that the children living with autism do not encounter anything unexpected during the concert, the BFO provides the families with some information material in advance to help them prepare the children for the visual and auditory stimuli.

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Chamber music

Szolongo Szani

“I felt light, like someone who can let their feelings run freely.” Szolongo Szani, our orchestra’s operational manager and organizer of our community programs, experienced the joy of flying while listening to Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3.


Chamber music

2022 Sunday Chamber Music

October 30

December 18

BFO Rehearsal Hall, 5:00 p.m.

BFO Rehearsal Hall, 5:00 p.m.

Piazzolla, Mozart, Brahms

Klughardt, Schubert

Astor Piazzolla Histoire du Tango Zsuzsanna Szlávik, violin Gábor Tokodi, guitar

August Klughardt Wind Quintet, Op. 79 Fruzsina Varga, flute Beáta Berta, oboe Roland Csalló, viola Dániel Tallián, bassoon Dávid Bereczky, horn

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, K. 493 Tímea Iván, violin Csaba Gálfi, viola Rita Sovány, cello Imre Hargitai, piano Johannes Brahms String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36 János Pilz, violin Anikó Mózes, violin Erika Illési, viola Barna Juhász, viola György Kertész, cello Orsolya Mód, cello

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Franz Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat major, D. 929 Tamás Major, violin Péter Szabó, cello Zoltán Fejérvári, piano


2023 Sunday Chamber Music

February 19

May 07

BFO Rehearsal Hall, 5:00 p.m.

BFO Rehearsal Hall, 5:00 p.m.

Dvořák, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky

Sibelius, Vaughan Williams, Gershwin, Schulze

Antonín Dvořák Maličkosti (Bagatelles), Op. 47 Gabriella Takácsné Nagy, violin Anikó Mózes, violin György Kertész, cello László Adrián Nagy, harmonium

Jean Sibelius Duo in C major for Violin and Cello, JS 66 Zsófia Lezsák, violin Csaba Gálfi, viola

Igor Stravinsky Scenes from Petrushka (arranged by Yuval Shapiro – with the permission of the Israeli Chamber Project) Anett Jóföldi, flute Ákos Ács, clarinet, bass clarinet Zoltán Tuska, violin, viola Orsolya Mód, cello Ágnes Polónyi, harp Dávid Báll, piano Pyotr Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11 Antónia Bodó, violin Noémi Molnár, violin Csaba Gálfi, viola Gabriella Liptai, cello

Ralph Vaughan Williams Phantasy Quintet Mária Gál-Tamási, violin Antónia Bodó, violin István Polónyi, viola Csaba Gálfi, viola Gabriella Liptai, cello George Gershwin Lullaby for String Quartet Erika Illési, violin Noémi Molnár, violin Barna Juhász, viola Gabriella Liptai, cello Tristan Schulze Concerto for Violoncello and Brass Quintet Lajos Dvorák, cello Zoltán Szőke, horn Gergely Csikota, trumpet Tamás Póti, trumpet Balázs Szakszon, trombone József Bazsinka, tuba

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2023 Sunday Chamber Music

June 04 BFO Rehearsal Hall, 5:00 p.m.

Chamber music

Carro, Horovitz, Rota Mario Carro About Escher István Kádár, violin István Kurcsák, marimba Joseph Horovitz Music Hall Suite Zoltán Szőke, horn Gergely Csikota, trumpet Tamás Póti, trumpet Balázs Szakszon, trombone József Bazsinka, tuba Nino Rota Nonetto Bence Asztalos, violin Barna Juhász, viola Péter Szabó, cello László Lévai, double bass Gabriella Pivon, flute Beáta Berta, oboe Ákos Ács, clarinet Dániel Tallián, basoon Dávid Bereczky, horn

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2022 Music of the Future – contemporary chamber music

November 05 BFO Rehearsal Hall, Saturday 5:00 p.m.

Ciesla, Cs. Szabó, Gagneux, Kurtág, Kuusisto, Schickele Alexis Ciesla Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Ákos Ács, clarinet Emese Mali, piano Csaba Szabó String Quartet No. 1 “For the Youth” Tímea Iván, violin Noémi Molnár, violin Barna Juhász, viola Péter Szabó, cello

Peter Schickele A Year in the Catskills Fruzsina Varga, flute Beáta Berta, oboe Roland Csalló, clarinet Dániel Tallián, bassoon Dávid Bereczky, horn

Renaud Gagneux Sonata for Tuba and Piano in Two Movements József Bazsinka, tuba Irina Ivanyickaja, piano György Kurtág Signs, Games and Messages – Flowers We Are (For Miyako) Jaakko Kuusisto Miniö, Op. 23 Mária Gál-Tamási, violin Zsolt Fejérvári, double bass

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2022 Back to Nature – chamber music on period instruments

October 02 Chamber music

BFO Rehearsal Hall, 5:00 p.m.

Leonarda, Buxtehude, d’India, Ariosti, Nicholson, Pankiewicz, Bach, Corelli Isabella Leonarda Sonata prima, Op. 16, No. 1 Gyöngyvér Oláh, Baroque violin Gabriella Takácsné Nagy, Baroque violin György Kertész, Baroque cello Ágnes Polónyi, arpa doppia Dóra Pétery, organ Dietrich Buxtehude Trio Sonata in A minor, BuxWV 272 Ágnes Biró, Baroque violin Rita Sovány, viola da gamba Soma Dinyés, harpsichord Sigismondo d'India La mia Filli crudel Éva Bodrogi, soprano Gyöngyvér Oláh, Baroque violin Emese Gulyás, Baroque violin György Kertész, Baroque cello Csaba Sipos, Baroque double bass Ágnes Polónyi, arpa doppia

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Attilio Ariosti La Rosa – cantata Éva Bodrogi, soprano Gyöngyvér Oláh, Baroque violin Emese Gulyás, Baroque violin György Kertész, Baroque cello Csaba Sipos, Baroque double bass Ágnes Polónyi, arpa doppia László Herboly, percussion Dóra Pétery, harpsichord Anonymus This Merry Pleasant Spring Richard Nicholson Cuckoo Anonymus Terza desperada Anonymus When Dapne from Fair Phoebus Did Fly Anonymus Woodycock Anonymus Born is the Babe Borbála Rétháti, voice Orsolya Zsolnay, voice Sára Kóródy, voice


Soma Dinyés, descant viola da gamba Györgyi Czirók, descant and alto viola da gamba Eszter Lesták Bedő, alto viola da gamba Rita Sovány, bass viola da gamba Gábor Tokodi, lute

Arcangelo Corelli Sonata a quattro, WoO 4 Fruzsina Hara, trumpet Gyöngyvér Oláh, Baroque violin Emese Gulyás, Baroque violin György Kertész, Baroque cello Csaba Sipos, Baroque double bass Dóra Pétery, organ

P. Ferdinandus Pankiewicz Concerto a quattro Eszter Lesták Bedő, Baroque violin Noémi Molnár, Baroque violin Antónia Bodó, Baroque violin Kousay Mahdi, Baroque cello Soma Dinyés, harpsichord Johann Sebastian Bach Trio Sonata in F major, BWV 529 Anneke Boeke, recorder Eszter Lesták Bedő, Baroque violin Kousay Mahdi, Baroque cello Angelika Csizmadia, harpsichord

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Community Weeks

Borbála Gyapay and János Asbóth

were expecting their first child when this photo was taken. The music-loving couple listened to the fourth movement of Saint-Saëns’s Symphony No. 3 together, and László Mészáros captured the essence of their experiences in this picture. For Borbála, it included solemnity, a wedding procession, and energetic images of spring, while János talked about a marching army and a threatening atmosphere, swept away by springtime pictures of nature.


Community Weeks

Community Weeks In the past almost forty years, the BFO and its audience have grown into a large, and ever-expanding, music-loving family. Together, we experience the strength of the unity created through the years. The objective of our Community Weeks is to expand this family, while also providing our musicians with opportunities to show off their talents in new roles, in addition to making music in the orchestra.

Church concerts There are many people in this country who are open to music, but distance and a lack of time prevent them from enjoying the BFO’s performances. We help them by bringing our free concerts to local churches. Eleven years ago we founded our Baroque ensemble, which plays on authentic period instruments. Their performances play a key role in both our regular season and our community work. And what could be more fitting for Baroque music than the spirituality, atmosphere, and acoustics of a church? We started our concert series in the summer of 2014. Since then, we have visited Catholic, Calvinist, and Lutheran communities. The first of these concerts was at the Lutheran church in Budapest’s Deák square, and our subsequent nationwide tour has taken us from Pannonhalma to Soltvadkert to Sellye, and even to the tiny Transylvanian village of Kaplony.

Synagogue concerts

Since 2014, we have performed in provincial synagogues that have been abandoned or that no longer serve their original purposes. The halls come to life again: melodies, stories, and flavors can introduce local communities to the diversity and tolerance that was once so typical of Hungary. Our concerts will feature works by composers with Jewish connections, as well as klezmer tunes. As Iván Fischer said, “synagogues still stand in many villages and small towns which have not had Jewish inhabitants for a long time. In some places they are in ruins, in others they have been turned into furniture stores or a gym. We visit these places and give free concerts. People are curious, and the music entices them in. The orchestra plays, and afterwards a rabbi

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speaks about how things used to be, about how cohabitation with the Jewish community once looked. With the beauty of our music and those stories, we hope to bring the memories of the former Jewish community closer to those who now live near the building.” The concert series is a joint production by the BFO, the United Hungarian Jewish Congregation (EMIH), and the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz); the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne is a platinum level supporter.

Music Castle “Where music and stories touch: that is where the Music Castle begins.” (Erika Illési, violinist) Every social class and age group is equally important to the orchestra, which is why, during Community Weeks, we visit child-care institutions in the farthest-flung corners of the country, as well as the elderly living in nursing homes. We bring with us on these occasions the playful and interactive Music Castle program. We visit children who usually live under difficult circumstances and have often never even seen an instrument in real life, meaning they await the encounter with excitement and curiosity. Our job is to give them a lasting gift and to teach them how to experience the unity created through music. Previously, we have performed at venues such as SOS Children’s Villages, the Real Pearl Foundation in Told, the village of Cserdi in Baranya county, and the International Pető Institute.

Golden Years We always find that residents of nursing homes receive our concerts with heartfelt affection. They treat these occasions as a celebration. They read up on the compositions, don their best clothes and listen to the performance with unwavering attention. We visit them in their homes so that we may share the joy of music without obstacles, in a familiar environment, directly. “The gratitude in the eyes of the elderly listening to our music is a great source of joy also for us.” (Lajos Dvorák, cellist)

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Concert calendar

András Simor As the chairman of

the Board of Trustees of the Budapest Festival Orchestra Foundation, András Simor performs important work for us. He listened to the fourth movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 with us, where, after the “argument” of the instruments, he discovered the story of a peacefully resolved conflict and the alternating themes of peace and the joy of victory.


2022 The color-coded dots indicate which season pass is valid for which concert. Doráti Solti Reiner Ormándy Fricsay Széll Storytime with Iván

23 Friday 7:45 p.m. Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Andriessen, Mozart, Beethoven L. & A. Jussen, Fischer Doráti

October

September

01 Saturday 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. BFO Rehearsal Hall Cocoa Concert Illési

09 Friday 7:00 p.m.

02 Sunday 5:00 p.m.

Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Britten Persson, Aikin, Staples, Cook, Fischer Solti

10 Saturday 7:00 p.m.

Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Britten Persson, Aikin, Staples, Cook, Fischer Doráti

22 Thursday 7:45 p.m. Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Andriessen, Mozart, Beethoven L. & A. Jussen, Fischer Solti

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BFO Rehearsal Hall Back to Nature – chamber music on period instruments

06 Thursday 7:45 p.m. Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Lyadov, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff Ibragimova, Ticciati Solti

07 Friday 7:45 p.m.

Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Lyadov, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff Ibragimova, Ticciati Doráti


08 Saturday 3:30 p.m. Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Lyadov, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff Ibragimova, Ticciati Reiner

14 Friday 7:45 p.m.

Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Haydn, Mozart Gulyás, Kostyál, Takács-Nagy Ormándy

12 Saturday 3:30 p.m.

Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Monteverdi, Bartók, Schubert Frang, Fischer Reiner Storytime with Iván

12 Saturday 11:30 p.m. Castle Garden Midnight Music Fischer

15 Saturday 3:30 p.m.

13 Sunday 7:45 p.m. Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Monteverdi, Bartók, Schubert Frang, Fischer Doráti

30 Sunday 5:00 p.m.

BFO Rehearsal Hall Sunday Chamber Music

14 Monday 7:45 p.m. Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Monteverdi, Bartók, Schubert Frang, Fischer Solti

November

December

05 Saturday 5:00 p.m.

03 Saturday 7:45 p.m.

Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Haydn, Mozart Gulyás, Kostyál, Takács-Nagy Fricsay

BFO Rehearsal Hall Music of the Future – contemporary chamber music

06 Sunday

2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. BFO Rehearsal Hall Cocoa Concert Fischer

Budapest Congress Center Weber, Grieg, Tchaikovsky Perianes, Orozco-Estrada Solti

04 Sunday 3:30 p.m.

Budapest Congress Center Weber, Grieg, Tchaikovsky Perianes, Orozco-Estrada Reiner Fricsay

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2023 10 Saturday 7:45 p.m.

Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Corelli, Haydn, C.P.E. Bach, Suk Iván, Pilz Ormándy

11 Sunday 3:30 p.m. Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Corelli, Haydn, C.P.E. Bach, Suk Iván, Pilz Fricsay

January 08 Sunday 3:30 p.m.

Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Handel, Caldara, Vivaldi Kim, Altstaedt, T’Hooft Széll

09 Monday 7:45 p.m.

Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Handel, Caldara, Vivaldi Kim, Altstaedt, T’Hooft Ormándy

17 Saturday 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. BFO Rehearsal Hall Cocoa Concert Illési

15 Sunday

18 Sunday 5:00 p.m.

19 Thursday 7:45 p.m.

BFO Rehearsal Hall Sunday Chamber Music

26 Monday 7:45 p.m. Budapest Congress Center Surprise Concert Fischer

2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. BFO Rehearsal Hall Cocoa Concert Fischer Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Mahler Fischer Solti

20 Friday 7:45 p.m. Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Mahler Fischer Doráti 21 Saturday 3:30 p.m.

Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Mahler Fischer Reiner Storytime with Iván

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Várkert Bazár Midnight Music Fischer


February 04 Saturday

Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Müpa Budapest, Festival Theater Marathon Fischer

10 Friday 7:45 p.m.

Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Ravel, Saint-Saëns Bavouzet, Langrée Solti

11 Saturday 7:45 p.m.

Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Ravel, Saint-Saëns Bavouzet, Langrée Doráti

19 Sunday 5:00 p.m.

BFO Rehearsal Hall Sunday Chamber Music

25 Saturday 3:30 p.m. Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Mozart, Wieniawski, Spohr, Haydn Kádár, Gál-Tamási, Liptai, Takács-Nagy Széll 27 Monday 7:45 p.m. Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Mozart, Wieniawski, Spohr, Haydn Kádár, Gál-Tamási, Liptai, Takács-Nagy Ormándy

12 Sunday 3:30 p.m.

Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Ravel, Saint-Saëns Bavouzet, Langrée Reiner Fricsay

18 Saturday

2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. BFO Rehearsal Hall Cocoa Concert Illési

March 09 Thursday 7:45 p.m. Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Dohnányi, Schumann, R. Strauss Buchbinder, Fischer Solti

10 Friday 7:45 p.m. Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Dohnányi, Schumann, R. Strauss Buchbinder, Fischer Doráti

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2023 11 Saturday 3:30 p.m.

Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Dohnányi, Schumann, R. Strauss Buchbinder, Fischer Széll Storytime with Iván

11 Saturday 11:30 p.m. Castle Garden Midnight Music Fischer

28 Tuesday 7:45 p.m. Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Ligeti 100 Károlyi, Perényi, Rácz Széll

April 15 Saturday 7:45 p.m.

Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Telemann, Fasch, Handel True, Seiler, T’Hooft Ormándy

16 Sunday 3:30 p.m.

Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Telemann, Fasch, Handel True, Seiler, T’Hooft Fricsay

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22 Saturday 7:45 p.m. Budapest Congress Center Mendelssohn, Bruckner Braunstein, Oren Doráti Széll 23 Sunday 3:30 p.m. Budapest Congress Center Mendelssohn, Bruckner Braunstein, Oren Reiner Fricsay

May 07 Sunday 5:00 p.m. BFO Rehearsal Hall Sunday Chamber Music 11 Thursday 7:45 p.m. Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Bach, Ligeti, Brahms Elbert, Fischer Solti

12 Friday 7:45 p.m.

Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Bach, Ligeti, Brahms Elbert, Fischer Doráti

14 Sunday 3:30 p.m. Müpa Budapest, BBNCH Bach, Ligeti, Brahms Elbert, Fischer Reiner Storytime with Iván


June 04 Sunday 5:00 p.m.

BFO Rehearsal Hall Sunday Chamber Music

09 Friday 7:45 p.m.

Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn, R. Strauss Aviat, Pilz Ormándy

10 Saturday 3:30 p.m.

Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn, R. Strauss Aviat, Pilz Fricsay



The BFO's musicians

Mária Gál-Tamási “Bartók’s lan-

guage is both Hungarian and international; this is how everybody feels, which is wonderful,” says violinist Mária Gál-Tamási, a member of our orchestra. “When I listen to Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2, I am wandering in my thoughts through nature, mountains and valleys, meadows and forests. And then I get to the top of a large mountain, where I can see the amazing beauty of the whole world unfold before my eyes.”


BFO musicians Fischer Iván Conductor, Music Director Takács-Nagy Gábor Principal Guest Conductor Violin Asztalos Bence Daniel Bard Biró Ágnes Bodó Antónia Bujtor Balázs Czenke Csaba Czirók Györgyi Eckhardt Violetta Gál-Tamási Mária Gátay Tibor Gulyás Emese Haják Krisztina Hrib Radu Illési Erika Iván Tímea Jász Pál Kádár István Kostyál Péter Kovács Erika Lesták Bedő Eszter Lezsák Zsófia Major Tamás Molnár Noémi Mózes Anikó Oláh Gyöngyvér Pilz János Sipos Gábor Szabó Levente Szefcsik Zsolt Szlávik Zsuzsanna Takácsné Nagy Gabriella Tuska Zoltán Sophie Williams (academist)

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Viola Bodolai Cecília Bolyki László Csoma Ágnes Fekete Zoltán Gábor Ferenc Gálfi Csaba Juhász Barna Polónyi István Reinhardt Nikoletta Yamamoto Nao Cello Dvorák Lajos Eckhardt Éva Kertész György Liptai Gabriella Mahdi Kousay Markó György Mód Orsolya Sovány Rita Szabó Péter Nina Kiva (academist) Emma Kroon (academist) Double bass Bóni Andor Fejérvári Zsolt Kaszás Károly Lévai László Martos Attila Naomi Shaham Sipos Csaba Sasha Witteveen (academist)


Flute Jóföldi Anett Nagy Bernadett Pivon Gabriella Oboe Victor Aviat Berger Márta Berta Beáta Clara Dent-Bogányi Johannes Grosso Eva Neuszerova Marie-Noëlle Perreau Clarinet Ács Ákos Andrea Caputo Csalló Roland Daniel Roscia Szitka Rudolf Bassoon Bogányi Bence Andrea Bressan Tallián Dániel Horn Bereczky Dávid Nagy Zsombor Pablo Neva Szabó András Szőke Zoltán

Trumpet Gideon Brooks Czeglédi Zsolt Csikota Gergely Póti Tamás Tóth Zoltán Trombone Szakszon Balázs Sztán Attila Wagner Csaba Tuba Bazsinka József Harp Polónyi Ágnes Rosanna Rolton Timpani Dénes Roland Percussion Iris van den Bos Ulf Breuer Fábry Boglárka Herboly László Kurcsák István Maros Ádám Pusztai Gábor Keyboards, regular piano accompanists Báll Dávid Dinyés Soma Mali Emese Nagy László Adrián Pétery Dóra

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Individual giving

Péter Bálint Before modelling for this

photo, Péter Bálint, our silver-level patron and president of the Association of Film Distributors, immersed himself in the first movement of Brahms’s Symphony No. 3. “To me, this music is a film about a romantic relationship in a big city. The movement begins with a serene summery scene, while its ending turns into evening, with gloomier feelings of loneliness.”


Early purchase option for single tickets Personalized digital supporter card Including your name in the list of supporters on the BFO’s website Invitation to rehearsals closed to the public (occasion(s) /year)

Individual giving

Electronic newsletter for supporters Invitation to the closed Facebook group for BFO Patrons Discounts offered by the BFO’s partners Waiting list for sold-out concerts Black Friday (option to purchase discount single tickets once a year) 10 % discount for the products of the BFO Shop Season pass early purchase option (number of days before sales to general public / number of season passes that can be purchased) Including your name in the list of supporters in the BFO’s season booklet Meet and greet with the musicians of the BFO Personal concierge service, booking your season passes via email The opportunity to join the orchestra on an international tour (includes discounted travel package offers) Admission to Müpa Budapest’s VIP room during the intervals of certain concerts Invitation to the exclusive dinner with music for benefactors Gift BFO CD signed by Iván Fischer Invitation to the after-concert toast with Iván Fischer

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Invitation to a post-concert toast with the BFO Music Director (occasions /year) The BFO reserves the right to make occasional changes to or cancel specific club membership benefits. Due to circumstances beyond the BFO’s control, the full range of club membership benefits may not be available at some performances.

BFO Patrons In addition to world-class musical experiences, our patrons can enjoy a wide range of benefits: season pass early purchase, visits to open rehearsals, private dinners and events, participation in tours, meeting our musicians and Iván Fischer in person, and VIP services. Become a member of the BFO’s happy family! For further information, visit www.bfz.hu/tamogatoiklub, or write to tamogatoiklub@bfz.hu.

Annual membership fee: BFO Friends: Patrons: Benefactors: The Conductor’s circle:

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Individual giving

BFO Patrons' ambassadors Let us introduce the ambassadors of BFO Patrons, our loyal friends, who have not only been supporting the Budapest Festival Orchestra for several years but are also committed to help us with their expertise and advice. As Iván Fischer puts it, BFO Patrons are the happiest family in Hungary. Our ambassadors are dedicated to extending the circle of BFO Patrons continuously and offering them fascinating events and musical programs. They help BFO Patrons get to know each other while representing our orchestra all over the world. You will surely find some friends among other Patrons. Come and join BFO Patrons and be a member of this happy family!

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For more than thirty years, there have been two givens about the orchestra: performing classical music at the highest level and maintaining their audiences’ interest through constantly coming up with new ideas. Stability and renewal together enrich our lives. I hope this will stay so for a long time – and that is why I support the BFO. Andrea Dénes

To me, the BFO is somehow like the Rubik’s cube, Prezi, or Graphisoft: world fame and world-class quality. One of the great Hungarian success stories of the past few decades. When they are playing, I can even believe for a few hours that “if the world is God’s hat, Hungary is the flower on it”. Miklós Marschall

I am partial to the BFO. I love how they perform with gusto and dedication, and I am enthralled by Iván Fischer’s magical personality, the depth of his knowledge and his unbridled playfulness. I like the diversity of their repertoire, which is filled with surprises and colorful events each year. I also like how they look beyond those with the most refined musical taste. I am proud to use the means I have to assist Iván and his fellow musicians in practicing their art and fulfilling their lofty mission. Andrea Rényi


BFO Patrons The Conductor's Circle

Benefactors

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Gold benefactors

Yosef Salamon Sylvia Tóth Walter Katalin

bpv JÁDI NÉMETH Attorneys at Law Alan Gemes Bernhard Hulla Illés Gábor Kiss Viktor dr. Máté-Tóth István dr. Simor András Szecskay Law Firm Vámos György dr.

Bottka Erzsébet dr. and Feldmájer Péter dr. ‫אליעזר יצחק בן אברהם‬ Csomós András Ferjentsik Miklós dr. Juhász Zoltán instrument maker Nicholas Kabcenell Dale A. and Csilla Martin Meinczinger-Krug Zsuzsanna and Armin Krug Mosonyi Ágnes Rényi Andrea and Straub Elek Szelényi Iván Varga Júlia

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Bach György Bojár Gábor and wife Zanker Zsuzsanna dr. Élő Nóra Göcző József and Göczőné Magyar Andrea

Balázs Árpád and Dénes Andrea Biró Ágnes Bognár Péter – Vaya Travel Ltd. Richard Brasher Bródy Péter dr. and Ildikó Csépe Valéria dr. Csík Gabriella dr. and Hudecz Ferenc dr. Egervári Gábor dr. Eliason James and Maria John Farago Garai Ferenc and Kárpát Krisztina György Pál dr. and Simon Ágnes Istenesné Solti Andrea Kalmár György Kertész Gabriella dr., notary Kohlrusz Milán and Szabó Dária Köves Ildikó and Sparing László Lányi Zoltán dr., lawyer Lengyel Péter Marschall Miklós

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Mészáros János and Mészárosné dr. Bende Hedvig Mária Nyitrai István SBGK Law Firm, Szamosi Katalin dr. Sólyom Éva dr. Steiner Zsuzsa and László David and Petra Thompson Varga Ildikó dr. Varsányi Katalin and Pál Zoltán Ágnes and István Zsámboki Gabriella dr.

Bronze benefactors Bacher Gusztáv Bakró-Nagy Marianne Barna Judit dr. Barta Péter Berger Györgyné Boros István Burger Balogh Ingeborg and Balogh Tibor Dögei Anna Esztervári Adrienn dr. Gergely Pál dr. – Fortuna Gallery Göncz Kinga and Benedek László dr. Zsuzsa and Rod Greenwell Hanák Gábor Hancz László and Mester Éva Holéci József Horváth Jánosné dr. and Fekete István Huebner Korab Suzanne and Charles A. Huebner dr. Jalsovszky Pál dr. Kelemenné dr. Visky Katalin Király Éva Király Júlia Kobela Mihály dr. and Balogh Anikó

Kökény Mihály dr. and Stiller Mária Lantos István dr. László András – Professional Medical Ltd. Leposa Csilla and Székely Zoltán Poremba Andrea Richard Lock Madách Zsuzsánna Mártonfi Attila Márványi Katalin Milottáné dr. Lázár Judit Molnár Gábor dr. Németvölgyi Ágnes Sáfár László dr. Simon Tibor Soltész + Soltész Ltd. Surányi Sándor and Sándorné Szántó Csaba Szarvas László – Dundus 2001 Ltd. Szegvári Mária dr. Tárnok Gyöngyi Tóth Gábor and wife Török Zoltán dr. Vámos Tibor Vihar Judit dr. Votin Elek Zachár Zsófia Zsidai Ilona and 2 anonymous patrons

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Individual giving

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Gold supporters

Silver supporters

Bakonyi Árpád Móric dr. and wife Bánáti Mária Barta Pál Batta Mária Bittner Péterné Csillag György dr. Drexler Miklós Eisler Péter dr. Falus András dr. Felkai Tamás Füredi Gábor Gala Tours Garics Zoltánné György István Hargitai Tibor Herczeg Ferenc Hőnig Gábor Kádi Anna Kocsány János Kőszegi László Lantos Mihály and Berkes Zsuzsanna dr. Liliom Károly Mészáros Balázs Mogyorós Gábor Mosonyi Anna Mária dr. Nagy István and Sályi Katalin Paksy László dr. Pálfia Judit dr. Palotai János and Soltész Anikó dr. Reich Tamás, Cash Back Hungary Ltd. Sápi Lajosné Somogyi Éva and Horváth László Spohn Ferenc Szabados Igor Székely Éva Szever Zsuzsanna dr. and Dalos Mihály Szigeti Éva dr. Tanos Zsuzsa Tátrai Ágnes Várkonyi Vera dr. and 3 anonymous patrons

Agócs Ágnes Albáné dr. Feldmájer Lívia and Alba Mesulam Alföldi István Ambrus Ágnes dr. Bálint Péter Bán Petra and Feldmájer Máté Barczikay László Barta Éva Bende Zoltán Benedek Andor Benedek János Benkő Judit dr. Bérczi Gábor Berényi Gábor and Pető Katalin dr. Bertalan Éva dr. Boda Zsuzsanna Bokor László and Simó Judit Böszörményi Katalin dr. Csanádi Judit Csernay László dr. Dús Ernő Farkas Ágnes Farkas Gábor Fehér Gabriella Feldmájer Ágnes and Sándor Földényi Éva Füredi Gábor Gács Gábor Galambos Imréné dr. Gálosi György Gálosi Juli – Géta Center Ltd. Garai Anikó Gerő Katalin dr. Gordon Pál Goszták Mária Greiner Ákos Gyöngy István Gyulai András Halász Anna Halász Gábor dr. Hegyes Erzsébet dr. and Szolnoki Gábor Hollós Sándor dr. Horváth Anna Horváth István dr. Horváth László Horváthné Szakonyi Mirella Ihász Márta and Spollár József Jáger Gyula


Jenei Gábor Jenes Katalin Kabódi Erzsébet Kabódi Ferenc Kabódi Mátyás Kádi Anna Kálmándy Zoltán Keviczky László Kiss Attila Kiss Erzsébet Kitzinger Dávid Komlósi Zsolt dr. and Komlósi Júlia Kovács Attila dr. Kökény Veronika Ladányi Viktória Lázár József Lebhardt Imre and Zsuzsa Lövenberg Gábor and Radó Julianna dr. Makai Katalin dr. and Ungár János Malatinszky István Markovich György dr. Márton János Matskási István dr. Medveczky – Szilágyi family Muth János Nyárádiné dr. Szabady Judit Orosz Anna Ottó Mária Pankotai Csaba and Pankotainé Lux Margit Patkós Katalin Patyánik Mihály dr. Péley Bernadette dr. and K. Németh Margit Pelle Gáborné Pirityi Katalin Prágai Éva R. Fehér Gabriella Ráduly-Kiss Sarolta Ilona Révai Péter dr. Rimanóczy Zoltán Rónai Tiborné Schaffler György Sik Endre and the grandchildren Sitkei Éva dr. Sivó Róbert Solti Gábor Szabó Klári Szabó Rita dr. Székely Éva

Székely Zsófia Szentesi Péter dr. Szent-Martoni Mária Szepesi László and Halmágyi Gyöngyvér Szűcs András Tátrai Zsuzsanna Theatrum Mundi Theatre and Literary Agency Geoffrey Thomas Tihanyi Ferenc Timmermann Péter Tokaji Nagy Erzsébet Tolcsvai Rózsa Torma Kálmán Török Ilona Török Imre Tóth Katalin Tóth Kinga Tóth Mihály and wife Vajda János and Radnai Mónika Valis Éva Márta Váradi János Váradi Mónika dr. Varga Péter Vassné Mátyók Tinka Vaszkó Márta Veress Mariann Vígh János Vörös Imre Wilhelm Peter Zeidler Gerdné and 10 anonymous patrons

Bronze supporters Abonyi Iván dr. Ábrahám Zoltán Alaxai Rózsa Alföldy Zoltánné Almási József dr. Almási Józsefné dr. Andrási Andor and Fahidi Éva Apáthy István Árvay Jánosné Bakainé Kisfügedi Tünde Bálint Ferencné Balogh Edit Banai Endréné dr. Bánki Ervinné Baranyi Éva dr.


Individual giving

Bárd Anna Barsi Gusztáv dr. Bein Klára Berecz József Biksz Péter Bitter Brunó Bodor József Bogdán Istvánné Bognár Béla dr. Bölöni Eszter Bumberák József dr. Buzás Viktória Csák Gábor Csillag Beáta Csillag István Csuhai Csinos Klára Csurgó Dénes Csurgó Ottóné dr. Danziger György dr. Deák Ágnes Deák János Dénes Vera Doleschall György and Szabó Katalin Domokos Katalin Dósai Tamara Ehardt György Erdős Erzsébet dr. Fáberné Fejes Katalin and Fáber András Fábián András Falus András dr. Falus Péter Faragóné Ható Katalin Fehéregyházi Zsuzsa Feldmájer Györgyi and Benedek Zsolt Félegyházi Pál Félix László Földes Iván dr. and Zsuzsa Francsicsné dr. Czinege Erzsébet Gadzsokova Kraszimira Gál Mátyásné Gál Nóra dr. Gallasz József Genti György dr. Gergely Bence Gerő Judit Gerő Zsolt dr. Gervai Judit dr. Gidáli Júlia dr. Glatt Gábor

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Görgényi Judit Guti Péter Gyarmati Béla Gyulai András Gyulai József dr. Halász Péterné Halbrohr Pál Halmos Judit and Magyar Mihály Hámori Ferenc Hárdi Lilla dr. Harsányiné Séllyei Ágnes Havas Ágnes Havas István dr. Havas Katalin Hegedűs Andrásné Hegyközi Ilona Heller Judit Hetényi Ágnes Horváth István dr. Inkei Péter Jáki János Jakob Károly Jankó Béla Jászberényi Hanna Jeney Sarolta Jurák Eszter Kálmán Istvánné dr. Kappelné Haraszty Noémi Kardos István Kárpáti András Kárpáti Margit Kelemen Antal Kelemen Zsolt Kerékgyártó Kálmán Kerényi Gyula Kertész Zsuzsanna dr. Keve Károly Kis Ádám Kiss Balázsné Kiss Lászlóné Klinga Ágnes Kneisz Ferenc Komáromy Péter dr. and Pollák Katalin dr. Kondor András Kónya Albert Kónya Katalin dr. Korodi Mihály and Magyar Zsuzsanna Kósa Jánosné


Koszorú Lajos Kovács Katalin Kovács Zsuzsanna Kovács Zsuzsanna dr. Kriston József dr. Láner Judit Lantos Gáborné dr. László Attila László Enikő Lehel Erzsébet Katalin Lendvayné Győrik Gabriella Lévai Judit dr. Lovas Jánosné Maár Judit dr. and Krokovay Zsolt dr. Major György dr. Máté András Meleghegyi Józsefné Mészáros Sándorné Mezei Katalin Mohácsi Endréné Molnár Gáborné Nagy Ákos Nagy Boldizsár Nagy Ervinné Nagy Gábor Nagy István Nagy Károly dr. Németh Zsófia Novák József György Pallag Tibor Pálné Kutasi Éva and Banász Andrásné Palotai Valéria Pankotai Csaba Pankotainé Lux Margit Pável Iván dr. Pavluska Valéria dr. Pernesz Péterné Pethő Anna dr. Petrucz György Petur Márta Pongó Judit Rácz Zsuzsanna Rádai Györgyné Radnóti István dr. Rákosi Csilla Ráduly-Kiss Sarolta Ilona Ratkó Ilona Révész Gábor Rózsa Gyula

Rudas Jánosné Rutkai Ágnes Sáfár Judit Sikóné dr. Horváth Ágnes Simon Erzsébet Sisák Ilona Soltész András Solti series circle of friends (Barna Imre, Barna István dr., Inzelt Annamária dr., Molnár Andrea, Lőrincz András, Sántha Veronika, Sáska Balázs, Sáska Géza, Turi Ágnes, Wollák Katalin and Laki Mihály) Somos Marianne dr. and Balogh István dr. Süveges Márta dr. Szabó Márta Szabó Piroska dr. and Oláh Ruben dr. Szabóné Farkas Anikó Szalai Sándor Szegedyné Fritz Ágnes Székely Anna Székely Józsefné dr. Szekeres Sándorné Szilágyi Péter Sziráki Edit Szomor Márta and Rimanóczy Kálmán Szőke Helga and András Szőke Marianna Szőnyi Péterné dr. Sztrinkai László dr. Törökné Halász Zsuzsanna Ujvári Tibor Ungár Péter Vajda Julianna dr. Váradi Balázs Varga Pál Varga Veronika Várnai Magdolna and Kajtár István dr. Vass Gabriella Végh Anna Veress Mariann Vicsi Klára Vidák Jánosné Volenszky Paula Wéber László and Arányi Zsuzsanna dr. Zelczerné Déri Erzsébet and 33 anonymous patrons

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Common causes Our community and youth programs are free, to ensure that even those who cannot make it to the concert halls can enjoy them. Our patrons’ donations are essential for our mission; thanks to them, we bring the magic of music to thousands of people each year. If supporting Hungarian culture and community initiatives lies close to your heart, please donate to help the BFO’s operations!

Individual giving

Support the BFO by donating 1 % of your taxes The Budapest Festival Orchestra’s globally unrivalled program of music education aims to introduce the treasures of classical music to children, families and young adults. It is our mission to make listening to and playing music accessible to all young people. Donations received through 1 % income tax contributions this year will go toward realizing our music education programs. The Budapest Festival Orchestra Foundation’s tax number is: 18005488-2-41.

Transcendental music: Leave a legacy! The Budapest Festival Orchestra is the orchestra of the future. By including our orchestra in your will, you can ensure the survival of classical music and the BFO for the next generations. With your responsible and generous help, we can improve our musical, education and training programs and build the future together. Before you make a decision regarding your will, we suggest you consult your family and your attorney. If you have any question that you need help with, please feel free to contact Márton Zeibig of the BFO directly at marton.zeibig@bfz.hu.

The Budapest Festival Orchestra Ball is one of the most festive events of the concert season, where we can spend an evening of music, dancing, and uplifting experiences together with our friends and supporters. Iván Fischer will be the host for the event, while the BFO’s big band guarantees a boisterous party atmosphere. Come and join us, not only for a fantastic evening, but also to support Hungary’s cultural advancement. If you would like to attend the Ball, please visit bfz.hu/ball or contact Zsuzsanna Deák (tamogatoiklub@bfz.hu, +36 1 882 7671). Our next BFO Ball takes place on Friday February 3, 2023.


“We are certain that the BFO’s Community Weeks help advance the spiritual healing, mental health, and artistic development of those of our compatriots who otherwise – without us – would seldom or never have access to classical music and all the hope it offers. Proceeds from the Festival Orchestra’s fundraising Ball traditionally go toward supporting the church concerts, Music Castle youth programs and Golden Age series, our concerts in nursing homes, which are all parts of our Community Weeks. Last fall, we actually gave our 200th nursing home performance!”

Orsolya Erdődy the BFO’s Managing Director “To our great delight, we have been cooperating with the orchestra in different areas for several years. The BFO Ball is a highlight, and running the charity auction is really inspiring. We always have special items and I do my best, and usually with success, to induce the joyous party, swimming in music, to bid persistently for their favorites. It’s a wonderful moment when we realize how much revenue the auction has brought; the donations help the BFO take music to those living under difficult circumstances. The orchestra is the crème de la crème, and it is true happiness to be able to contribute to their work.”

Nóra Winkler Partner of the BFO’s charity auctions

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Corporate partnership program

Inemesit Etentuk is an active

organizer of the contemporary art scene and the curator of the BFO Ball’s auction, so no wonder that the third movement of Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major, particularly its “heroic and emotionally rich beginning” made her think of a painting, Waterhouse’s Boreas. “Beside the drama and the highly ominous atmosphere, sunshine and the promise of rebirth also appear.”


Corporate partnership program Let us be a partner with your company! Just like orchestras, companies also want to find their authentic sound, best “musicians”, and devoted audience. It’s not easy for them to stand out from the noise and present their true values, attracting customers, as well as potential partners and colleagues. If your company also aims at outstanding quality and constant renewal, and openness and social sensitivity are crucial to it, then we share the same values. So why not have some common goals, too? Our corporate partners play a key role in our success story: in the past almost 40 years, we have worked together with numerous Hungarian and international brands in a relationship that has been equally beneficial to the supporting company, its employees and customers, our orchestra, and our audiences.

AutoWallis Group, a car dealership company on the Budapest Stock Exchange, has significantly expanded in the region in the past few years. We already represent and distribute popular car brands in 14 Central and Eastern European countries, also assisting our customers with servicing and car rentals. We believe in preserving and transmitting traditional values that know no boundaries, and we are therefore proud of supporting the Budapest Festival Orchestra as its partner. Gábor Ormosy CEO, AutoWallis 68


CLASSICAL VALUES

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What do we offer our corporate partners? With its strong domestic and international presence, the Festival Orchestra offers a number of opportunities for co-operation and appearance, which may be a solution to the business challenges of our corporate partners.

In order to increase the recognition and prestige of their brands, our partners may be featured at our key concert venues, as well as in our publications and on our online platforms, directly reaching the audiences of the Festival Orchestra.

To enhance their employee commitment, our partners are invited to open rehearsals or unforgettable concerts that may be made even more special by a backstage tour or a private reception.

To help them look after their clientele, we assist our partners in networking through VIP events, dinners and unique musical experiences.

Supporting our corporate partners’ commitment to social responsibility, we provide them with the opportunity to join the Festival Orchestra’s community and educational programs, through which we can bring the joy of music to thousands of people and help introduce music to children. Contact us if you are interested in our corporate partnership program, and see some opportunities for building connections between your company’s brands and that of the BFO. Based on the tasks and goals of your organization, we can think together and prepare the best partnership plan, both for specific campaigns and longer term cooperation, from the programs and on- and offline platforms of the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

We are at your disposal for personal or online consultation.

Please reach out to BFO corporate relations manager Flóra Petneházy by calling +36 70 908 0752 or at the email address flora.petnehazy@bfz.hu.


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Csaba Árpádházy-Godó

is a software developer, psychologist and garden designer, or, as he puts it, an expert in the art of life. The third movement of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. conjured up a beautiful old memory in him, a feeling of “lightheartedness and soaring when you reach a kind of climax.” The impressions of the music-lover, who has been blind for 20 years, appear as kaleidoscopic pictures in his imagination.


Lázár Veró for BFO: Colorful necklace


BFO shop Visit the BFO webshop to surround yourself with the atmosphere of your favorite orchestra outside our concerts. bfz.shop.hu

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Season pass and ticket information

Elemér Gärtner Twelve-year-old

Elemér Gärtner has played the French horn since his early school years. He is now getting also acquainted with percussion instruments but still has some time for football and Rubik’s cube. Richard Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel brought playfully and happily frisking about to his mind.


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Marathon – Müpa Budapest

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Midnight Music – Castle Garden 2,500 Chamber music – BFO Rehearsal Hall

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Cocoa Concerts – BFO Rehearsal Hall

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Purchasing season passes and single tickets You can find the start date of season passes and single ticket sales by visiting the www.bfz.hu website or sending an email to rendeles@bfz.hu. The BFO Patrons have the option to purchase tickets early.

Online ticket purchase To purchase your season passes and tickets for the Budapest Festival Orchestra programs, visit www.bfz.hu. There is no handling fee for online purchases. If you buy your season pass or ticket online, you will receive an e-pass or an e-ticket (in PDF format). E-passes are fully valid electronic season passes that give you access to all the performances included in your season pass. To protect the environment, instead of printing out your e-pass or e-ticket, please save the PDF email attachment to your smartphone and present it at the venues with electronic admission (Müpa Budapest, Castle Garden). If this is not possible, show the printout of your e-pass or e-ticket. If you would like to exchangeyour electronic season pass pass for a paper pass, you can do so in person at the BFO’s offices by August 31, 2022.

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Purchase at ticket offices BFO ticket office H-1034 Budapest, Bécsi út 126. (Kiscelli Office Building, first floor)

Making in-person purchases and receiving reserved items: weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m by August 31, 2022. We accept cash, credit /debit card, SZÉP card, and OTP Cafeteria Card. Season passes and single tickets can also be purchased through the nationwide network of Interticket offices and from the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s special vendors at:

Rózsavölgyi Szalon Arts & Café •1052 Budapest, Szervita tér 5., phone: +36 1 266 8337 Rózsavölgyi Szalon Arts & Café is a preferred ticket vendor for the BFO.

Müpa Budapest ticket office •1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell utca 1., phone: +36 1 555 3300 Tickets

1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 15., phone: +36 1 555 3310, +36 1 555 3311

Liszt Academy ticket office •1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8., phone: +36 1 321 0690

Extra options Flexible season pass When single tickets go on sale, you may also buy flexible season passes, allowing you to choose the 5 to 10 performances you want to see. Included is a discount of 15–20 % compared to the price of single tickets. The discount is applied when purchasing your tickets in the same transaction.

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Guests in wheelchairs Subject to the availability of seats, visitors in wheelchairs may request a free ticket up to one week before the concert by sending an email to rendeles@bfz.hu. Companions are eligible for a 50 % discount.

Payment by installments You may purchase your season passes in two installments; in this case, a handling fee of 5 % of the total sales price will be charged. You will receive your season pass upon payment of the second installment. The deadline for making the payment is August 31, 2022. Payment by installments may only be requested in person at the BFO’s offices.

Fricsay family season pass Purchase a Fricsay season pass and children will receive 50 % off. The discount is only available on season pass purchases for two adults and at least one child. To receive the discount, please visit the BFO’s offices and present the child(ren)’s ID card(s). Gift card Our orchestra offers gift cards in values of HUF 5,000, 10,000, 15,000 and 20,000, which make a perfect present for any

occasion. Gift cards may be used to purchase Budapest Festival Orchestra season passes and tickets for any concert, up to the value indicated on the card, and remain valid for 365 days from the date of purchase. The cards may only be paid for in cash or by bank card; however, if the price of the season pass or ticket selected exceeds the value available on the gift card upon redeeming it, the difference may be settled in cash, bank card, or by SZÉP card as well.

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Doráti 9 concerts + bonus concert: November 05, 2022 or a concert of the Sunday Chamber Music series PRICES Save 25 % off of single ticket prices

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2022 September 10 Saturday 7:00 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Britten: The Turn of the Screw Persson, Aikin, Staples, Cook, Fischer September 23 Friday 7:45 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Andriessen: Workers Union Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos in E flat major, K. 365 Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major (“Eroica”), Op.55 L. & A. Jussen, Fischer October 07 Friday 7:45 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Lyadov: The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62 Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19. Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44 Ibragimova, Ticciati November 13 Sunday 7:45 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Monteverdi: A selection from Scherzi Musicali Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz. 112, BB 117 Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major (“The Great”), D. 944 Frang, Fischer

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2023 January 20 Friday 7:45 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9 Fischer February 11 Saturday 7:45 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye (Mother Goose) – orchestral suite; Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor (“Organ Symphony”), Op. 78 Bavouzet, Langrée

March 10 Friday 7:45 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Dohnányi: Symphonic Minutes, Op. 36 Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 R. Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20; Tanz der Sieben Schleier from Salome, Op. 54; Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28 Buchbinder, Fischer April 22 Saturday 7:45 p.m. Budapest Congress Center Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, (“Romantic”), WAB 104 Braunstein, Oren May 12 Friday 7:45 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069 Ligeti: Mysteries of the Macabre Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 Elbert, Fischer

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2022 September 09 Friday 7:00 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Britten: The Turn of the Screw Persson, Aikin, Staples, Cook, Fischer September 22 Thursday 7:45 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Andriessen: Workers Union Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos in E flat major, K. 365 Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major (“Eroica”), Op. 55 L. & A. Jussen, Fischer October 06 Thursday 7:45 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Lyadov: The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62 Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19. Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44 Ibragimova, Ticciati


2023 November 14 Monday 7:45 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Monteverdi: A selection from Scherzi Musicali Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz. 112, BB 117 Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major (“The Great”), D. 944 Frang, Fischer December 03 Saturday 7:45 p.m. Budapest Congress Center Weber: Oberon – overture Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 Perianes, Orozco-Estrada

January 19 Thursday 7:45 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Mahler: Symphony No. 9 Fischer February 10 Friday 7:45 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye (Mother Goose) – orchestral suite; Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor (“Organ Symphony”), Op. 78 Bavouzet, Langrée March 09 Thursday 7:45 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Dohnányi: Symphonic Minutes, Op. 36 Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 R. Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20; Tanz der Sieben Schleier from Salome, Op. 54; Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28 Buchbinder, Fischer May 11 Thursday 7:45 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069 Ligeti: Mysteries of the Macabre Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 Elbert, Fischer

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2022 October 08 Saturday 3:30 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Lyadov: The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62 Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19. Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44 Ibragimova, Ticciati November 12 Saturday 3:30 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Monteverdi: A selection from Scherzi Musicali Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz. 112, BB 117 Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major (“The Great”), D. 944 Frang, Fischer December 04 Sunday 3:30 p.m. Budapest Congress Center Weber: Oberon – overture Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 Perianes, Orozco-Estrada

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2023 January 21 Saturday 3:30 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Mahler: Symphony No. 9 Fischer February 12 Sunday 3:30 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye (Mother Goose) – orchestral suite; Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor (“Organ Symphony”), Op. 78 Bavouzet, Langrée Bonus concert: April 23 Sunday 3:30 p.m. Budapest Congress Center Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, (“Romantic”), WAB 104 Braunstein, Oren May 14 Sunday 3:30 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069 Ligeti: Mysteries of the Macabre Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 Elbert, Fischer

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2022 Bonus concert: October 02 Sunday 5:00 p.m. BFO Rehearsal Hall Back to Nature - chamber music on period instruments October 14 Friday 7:45 p.m. Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Haydn: Symphony No. 39 in G minor, Hob. I:39 Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra, K. 364 Symphony No. 38 in D major (“Prague”), K. 504 Gulyás, Kostyál, Takács-Nagy December 10 Saturday 7:45 p.m. Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Corelli: Concerto grosso in G minor (“Christmas Concerto”), Op. 6, No. 8 Haydn: Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIa:1 C.P.E. Bach: Symphony No. 3 for Strings in C major, Wq 182, No. 3 Suk: Serenade for Strings in E-flat major, Op. 6 Iván, Pilz

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2023 January 09 Monday 7:45 p.m. Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Handel: Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 6, No. 10, HWV 328 Caldara: Concerto in D minor for Cello and Two Violins Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in A minor, RV 419 Handel: Tra le fiamme (Among the Flames) – cantata, HWV 170 Kim, Altstaedt, T’Hooft February 27 Monday 7:45 p.m. Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K. 205 Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22 Spohr: Concertante in C major for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra, WoO 11 Haydn: Symphony No. 70 in D major, Hob. I:70 Kádár, Gál-Tamási, Liptai, Takács-Nagy April 15 Saturday 7:45 p.m. Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Telemann: Orchestral Suite in G minor (“La musette”), TWV 55:g1 Fasch: Symphony for Strings in G major, FWV M:G5 Telemann: Concerto for Three Violins in F major, TWV 53:F1 Handel: Concerto Grosso in A major, Op. 6, No. 11, HWV 329; Armida abbandonata – cantata, HWV 105 True, Seiler, T’Hooft

June 09 Friday 7:45 p.m. Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Haydn: Symphony No. 1 in D major, Hob. I:1 Mozart: Symphony No. 10 in G major, K. 74; Oboe Concerto in C major, K. 314 Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 1 in C major R. Strauss – Kostyál: Der Rosenkavalier – Suite for Strings Aviat, Pilz

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2022 October 15 Saturday 3:30 p.m. Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Haydn: Symphony No. 39 in G minor, Hob. I:39 Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra, K. 364 Symphony No. 38 in D major (“Prague”), K. 504 Gulyás, Kostyál, Takács-Nagy December 04 Sunday 3:30 p.m. Budapest Congress Center Weber: Oberon – overture Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 Perianes, Orozco-Estrada December 11 Sunday 3:30 p.m. Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Corelli: Concerto grosso in G minor (“Christmas Concerto”), Op. 6, No. 8 Haydn: Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIa:1 C.P.E. Bach: Symphony No. 3 for Strings in C major, Wq 182, No. 3 Suk: Serenade for Strings in E-flat major, Op. 6 Iván, Pilz

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2023 February 12 Sunday 3:30 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye (Mother Goose) – orchestral suite; Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor (“Organ Symphony”), Op. 78 Bavouzet, Langrée April 16 Sunday 3:30 p.m. Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Telemann: Orchestral Suite in G minor (“La musette”), TWV 55:g1 Fasch: Symphony for Strings in G major, FWV M:G5 Telemann: Concerto for Three Violins in F major, TWV 53:F1 Handel: Concerto Grosso in A major, Op. 6, No. 11, HWV 329; Armida abbandonata – cantata, HWV 105 True, Seiler, T’Hooft

Bonus concert: 2023. June 10 Saturday 3:30 p.m. Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Haydn: Symphony No. 1 in D major, Hob. I:1 Mozart: Symphony No. 10 in G major, K. 74; Oboe Concerto in C major, K. 314 Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 1 in C major R. Strauss – Kostyál: Der Rosenkavalier – Suite for Strings Aviat, Pilz

April 23 Sunday 3:30 p.m. Budapest Congress Center Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major (“Romantic”), WAB 104 Braunstein, Oren

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2023 January 08 Sunday 3:30 p.m. Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Handel: Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 6, No. 10, HWV 328 Caldara: Concerto in D minor for Cello and Two Violins Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in A minor, RV 419 Handel: Tra le fiamme (Among the Flames) – cantata, HWV 170 Kim, Altstaedt, T’Hooft February 25 Saturday 3:30 p.m. Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K. 205 Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22 Spohr: Concertante in C major for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra, WoO 11 Haydn: Symphony No. 70 in D major, Hob. I:70 Kádár, Gál-Tamási, Liptai, Takács-Nagy March 11 Saturday 3:30 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Dohnányi: Symphonic Minutes, Op. 36 Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 R. Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20; Tanz der Sieben Schleier from Salome, Op. 54; Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28 Buchbinder, Fischer

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March 28 Tuesday 7:45 p.m. Liszt Academy, Grand Hall Ligeti: With Pipes, Drums, Fiddles; Concerto for Cello and Orchestra; Poème symphonique; Concert Românesc; San Francisco Polyphony Károlyi, Perényi, Rácz April 22 Saturday 7:45 p.m. Budapest Congress Center Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major (“Romantic”), WAB 104 Braunstein, Oren

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November 12 Saturday 3:30 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Monteverdi: A selection from Scherzi Musicali Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz. 112, BB 117 Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major (“The Great”), D. 944 Frang, Fischer

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January 21 Saturday 3:30 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9 Fischer March 11 Saturday 3:30 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Dohnányi: Symphonic Minutes, Op. 36 Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 R. Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20; Tanz der Sieben Schleier from Salome, Op. 54; Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28 Buchbinder, Fischer May 14 Sunday 3:30 p.m. MÜPA Budapest, BBNCH Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069 Ligeti: Mysteries of the Macabre Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 Elbert, Fischer

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Cocoa season pass 5 concerts PRICE HUF 15,000

2022 October 01 Saturday 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. BFO Rehearsal Hall Illési

Cocoa Concerts – Good to Know Valid tickets are required ∙(both for children and adults) to attend each performance. Latecomers can join the ∙concert only in the intermissions between the musical pieces.

November 06 Sunday 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. BFO Rehearsal Hall Fischer

Cloakroom is mandatory and ∙free of charge.

December 17 Saturday 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. BFO Rehearsal Hall Illési

Eating and drinking is not ∙allowed during the performance.

bags should be placed ∙inBigger the cloakroom.

If possible, please use the ∙toilets before the performance, not to disturb the concert.

2023 January 15 Sunday 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. BFO Rehearsal Hall Fischer

in the rehearsal ∙hallInstruments are our treasures; please take care of them!

February 18 Saturday 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. BFO Rehearsal Hall Illési

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Concert venues Müpa Budapest 1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell u. 1. Tram 1 – Közvágóhíd; 2, 24 – Müpa – Nemzeti Színház Bus 23, 23E, 54, 55 – Müpa–Nemzeti Színház Suburban railway H7 – Müpa– Nemzeti Színház

Parking Concert visitors may park for free in the outdoor parking lot and the underground parking garage.

Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music 1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.

Tram 4, 6 – Király utca Trolley 70, 78 – Király utca Bus 105, 178 – Oktogon Metro M1 – Oktogon Parking is free in nearby streets on non-business days.

Budapest Congress Center 1123 Budapest, Jagelló út 1–3. Tram 17, 61 – BAH-csomópont; 59 – Apor Vilmos tér Bus 8E, 108E, 139, 140, 212 – BAH-csomópont; 110, 110E, 112 – BAH-csomópont or Sirály utca; 102, 105 – Apor Vilmos tér

Parking Concert visitors may park in the outdoor parking lot outside the Congress Center and Hotel Novotel.

BFO Rehearsal Hall 1034 Budapest, Selmeci utca 14–16. Tram 17, 19, 41 – Selmeci utca Bus 9, 109, 111 – Tímár utca

Parking is free in nearby streets on non-business days.

Castle Garden 1013 Budapest, Ybl Miklós tér 2–6. Tram 19, 41 – Várkert Bazár; 56, 56A – Döbrentei tér Bus 105 – Várkert Bazár; 5; 178 – Szarvas tér; 8E; 110; 112 – Döbrentei tér; 16 – Clark Ádám tér Night bus 916, 990 – Várkert Bazár; 956 – Szarvas tér; 908 – Döbrentei tér

Parking Concert visitors may park in the underground parking garage of the Castle Garden.