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Midnight Music: classical music for night owls!


“It’s very friendly and intimate. I don’t feel like a moron for lacking expertise in classical music. The audience and the orchestra are practically one and the same community. (A member of the audience)

Some prefer listening to music by night, and, fortunately, there are also some who like to play music at night. It has become a tradition that the highlights of certain concerts are presented again for youth audiences as late as half past 11 in the evening – after the regular concert hall performance. Midnight Music is for the open-minded who enjoy the arts and exquisite experiences, and, of course, who also like staying up late. These are no ordinary concerts. They begin very late, tickets are assigned to large beanbags, not seats, there is no dress code whatsoever and, as well as a top quality musical performance, the audience gets short, professional and entertaining introductions to the pieces, facilitating a better understanding of the music. Those arriving by bicycle receive a 30 per cent discount.



The concert is sponsored by Magyar Telekom.




1 500 HUF


Georg Friedrich Händel: Samson Overture
Antonio Vivaldi: Winter from the Four Seasons
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Hamburg Symphony No. 3 in C major
Johann Adolph Hasse: L’Amor prigioniero – kantáta – részletek
Johann Adolph Hasse: L’ Amor prigioniero – cantata for two sopranos
Jörg Widmann: Air für Horn solo (Aria for Solo Horn)
Jörg Widmann: Quintet
Jörg Widmann: Fantasy for Solo Clarinet


Dominique Labelle, soprano
Yeree Suh, soprano
Sigiswald Kuijken, violin
Jörg Widmann, clarinet
Zoltán Szőke, horn
János Pilz, violin