BFO in the community – Concerts in Churches
Each year, the Budapest Festival Orchestra makes every effort to take our music out of the confines of the concert hall. The orchestra introduces unique variations of concerts, performing at ever more unconventional venues to build fresh ties with new audiences. We turn up wherever we can be of assistance; streets, schools, hospitals, orphanages and prisons. It is the orchestra’s aim to allow the positive effects and extraordinary powers of music to be experienced by people who, for financial, social or other reasons, cannot otherwise enjoy them.
During Community Week, we are going to be making music in churches as well as in child-care institutions, nursing homes and abandoned synagogues. Johann Sebastian Bach wrote over two hundred cantatas that were performed
weekly during his time as cantor at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. The BFO is delighted to be caring for this tradition. The Baroque ensemble of the Festival Orchestra, performing on period instruments, presents several new productions every year. We perform Bach’s music on period instruments, playing in traditional concert halls as well as in Roman Catholic, Calvinist and Lutheran churches. This spring the orchestra will be giving a concert in Soltvadkert, Kecskemét and Komló.