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April 17, 2014, 11:21 am, News

Change of programme

The concert programme has changed: instead of the originally announced harpsichord concerto by C. P. E. Bach, we will present Mozart’s piano concerto in C major (K. 246), a piece relatively seldom performed at concerts. Jos van Immerseel, who will lead the Baroque ensemble of the Festival Orchestra at the concert, will play the piece […]

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April 15, 2014, 3:58 pm, News

Patrons’ dinner

The Patron, Benefactor and Diamond members of the BFO’s Supporters’ Club gathered for a casual dinner party at the orchestra’s Rehearsal Hall.

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April 6, 2014, 12:58 pm, News

BRAHMS CYCLE IN THE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA’S FORTHCOMING SEASON

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In September 2014 and May 2015 the Budapest Festival Orchestra (BFO) conducted by Iván Fischer will perform Brahms’s four symphonies. The cycle is part of the season ticket concerts of the forthcoming season. The new season will begin with the Bridging Europe festival on 10 September. Igor Stravinsky has been chosen for the starring role of the music marathon, while the next Mozart opera to be performed will be The Magic Flute.

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April 5, 2014, 11:06 am, News

YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE GO AT NIGHT

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Is there any chance that crowds of youngsters, who do not like anything previous generations did, would want to visit various classical music events? More and more artistic companies and institutions have recently been trying to attract them to attend performances, but some tricks are still required.

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April 4, 2014, 5:56 pm, News

BFO SOARS

The Festival Orchestra is at its peak – this is how music director Iván Fischer explained the slogan of next year’s concert programme, “The BFO is flying high”, to journalists

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March 17, 2014, 11:25 am, News

THE NEW YORK TIMES PRAISES THE BFO’S FIGARO PERFORMANCE AGAIN

The New York Times opines that the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s performance of “Le Nozze di Figaro” in 2013 at the Lincoln Center was “a miracle of seemingly effortless spontaneity”.

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February 6, 2014, 1:13 pm, News

FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA IN FORTHCOMING SEASON OF THE LINCOLN CENTER

The Budapest Festival Orchestra has been invited to perform in the Great Performers series of the Lincoln Center in New York in the 2014/15 season – announced the artistic director of Lincoln Center.

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January 19, 2014, 1:37 pm, News

LÁSZLÓ LAJTHA FOUNDATION

Violoncellist Péter Szabó received this year’s award by the László Lajtha Foundation Curatorium

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December 22, 2013, 12:41 pm, News

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION, KAVAKOS, BFO, PALACE OF ARTS

An unexpected telephone call at 5pm: quick, we’ve got to go to the Music Academy: Richter!!! – who popped in on the spur of the moment, as usual. Swooning crowd on the balcony of the conservatoire, shocked silence as early as the first sounds: this day changed our perception of music, piano and Mussorgsky. A miracle of God, revelation, annunciation

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