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About the program

„A good conductor is guarding unity and liberating energies in people.” This key sentence by Ivan Fischer is one of the secrets behind the success of the Budapest Festival Orchestra which was ranked the best orchestra by New York Times recently. BFO functions like a big family to which it is worth belonging to. The Season Opening Gala of the Festival Orchestra is a great opportunity to meet the members of this unique family, enjoy the special atmosphere around Ivan Fischer and the musicians and give financial help to the mission in which they believe. This time the orchestra would like to raise money for its special program for children living with autism.

We are inviting you for an evening which is much more than a night in a concert hall. Join us to have inspiring conversations while listening to wonderful live music played by the orchestra members. Let’s meet in a friendly occasion with exceptional food and wine.

If you support the BFO Season Opening Gala it directly impacts the orchestra’s ability to continue creating new community and educational programs – with a special focus on autistic children – and fulfill its mission to provide innovative experiences for all ages.

Now is the time to mark your calendar for this memorable celebration!

We are looking forward to meeting you.

Please find the invitation here.




More information

Suggested donation: 60.000 – 100.000 HUF per person
Donations 90.000 HUF and above receive the benefits of VIP guests
VIP tables of 10: 900.000 HUF
Please transfer you donation to the following bank account: Budapesti Fesztiválzenekar Alapítvány, 10300002-10612608-49020027 (Bank: MKB)

Dress code: Black tie

For more information please contact us:

Email: szponzor@bfz.hu
Phone: +36 1 4894333



Anonymous (Lumley Books, 16th century): Pavana and Gallyard
Nicholas Strogers: In nomine III
Clement Woodcock: Browning my dear
Minoru Miki: Marimba spiritual
György Orbán: Musique de bal (for Count Rasumoffsky)


Izabella Zwack and Iván Fischer


Parafónia orchestra - conducted by Réka Fabényi

Györgyi Czirók, discant viola da gamba
János Pilz, discant viola da gamba
Eszter Lesták Bedő, alto viola da gamba
Soma Dinyés, tenor viola da gamba
Rita Sovány, bass viola da gamba
Gábor Tokodi, lute
Boglárka Fábry, marimba
Gábor Pusztai, percussion
László Herboly, percussion
István Kurcsák, percussion
Mária Gál-Tamási, violin
Antónia Bodó, violin
Ágnes Csoma, viola
Gabriella Liptai, cello