If you wish to enjoy some of the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s concerts in 2016-17 without having to commit yourself to a full season, your time is now. Individual concert tickets for the new season will go on sale on 23 May. We are again offering the full range, so whether you’re a lover of intimate early music, bold contemporaries or grandiose symphony concerts, you’re sure to find something to your liking.
The Festival Orchestra’s Baroque Ensemble will be giving several concerts throughout the season; a real luminary of early music will visit twice, Japanese-Bavarian violinist Midori Seiler will be performing one Italian and one German concert; while Hervé Niquet will join our musicians as artistic director and concert master for a performance of French baroque music. As usual, the Baroque melodies will come to life on period instruments.More
Iván Fischer Conducts
Iván Fischer will be opening the concert season in September with a French feeling, conducting Debussy, Ravel, Satie and Dutilleux pieces. Our audience won't be missing Mahler's music in this season either, which ends with two staged Bartók compositions, The Miraculous Mandarin and The Wooden Prince.More
Young people, eager to show themselves, full of energy, sensitivity and curiosity. During the 2016-17 season, Iván Fischer gives three conductors already closely connected to the BFO the opportunity of making their Hungarian debuts by leading the Festival Orchestra. In November, Gergely Dubóczky from Hungary and in April, France’s Victor Aviat and the Australian Vladimir Fanshil, will stand in the limelight on the stage of the Liszt Academy.More
World famous guests
Next season, the BFO is bringing you the most exciting soloists and conductors from the international world of classical music. The sensitive, young and talented Robin Ticciati is returning; Paavo Järvi will be conducting some Russian classics and an Estonian rarity; and the Greek violin virtuoso, Leonidas Kavakos, will be performing Bartók’s Second Violin Concerto, conducted by Iván Fischer. Those playing alongside us will include the 73-year-old Beethoven specialist, Richard Goode, and Kossuth-Prize-winning cimbalom player, Oszkár Ökrös.More