BFO in the community – Nursing homes
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 nursing homes as well as in child-care institutions, abandoned synagogues and churches. The Budapest
Festival Orchestra pays great attention to bringing the healing power of music to people who, through no fault of their own, are unable to attend our concerts. Thanks to our concert series, elderly people will be able to enjoy outstanding chamber concerts on the spot, complied specifically for them by an orchestra that is regarded as among the ten best in the world. An important aspect of our programme works towards breaking down the barriers to concert-going by making music directly accessible to audiences hindered by illness, loneliness and reduced mobility.