László Bitó writer, physician and physiologist, Iván Fischer composer and conductor, István Haraszty sculptor, Mihály Ilia literature historian, János Kornai economist, Éva Marton opera singer and László Végel will receive the My Country Award (Hazám-díj) this year (népszava.hu)
As part of its educational programme, the Orchestra is performing the children’s opera Brundibár in several dozen schools in the autumn (hirado.hu)
The Budapest Festival Orchestra opens its 30th Anniversary concert season on 11st September with Hans Krása’s Brundibár. Iván Fischer, as music director, has been directing the artistic work of the BFO for thirty years. During the past decades the Budapest Festival Orchestra has established itself as one of the ten leading orchestras of the world. Zazzi pasrty shop introduces its BFZ30 cake – which was inspired by the Budapest Festival Orchestra on the day of the opening of the Anniversary season.
Since 1961 the George Washington Award of the American Hungarian Foundation honours those who eminently contribute to the understanding and dialogue among men and nations. On the 13 of August, following Béla Bartók, Antal Doráti and Yehudi Menuhin the Budapest Festival Orchestra (BFO), one of the top 10 orchestras in the world and its music director, Ivan Fischer receive the Award. The purpose of the new Bridging Europe festival of the BFO is similar: creating a dialogue between European countries and the Hungarian audiences through their cultures.
Follow the rehearsal of Daniil Trifonov and the Budapest Festival Orchestra live! www.bfz.hu/live-stream
Tomorrow, on Saturday from 7pm on Bartók Radio you can listen to an iconic performance by the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro.
Due to the extreme flood situation in Budapest
Solo tickets for the concerts of the Budapest Festival Orchestra are available from 17 June on the webpage, at www. jegymester.hu , at the Rózsavölgyi Szalon Arts & Café and at the Office of the BFO.