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Sustainability and innovation

Sustainability and innovation

Share the magic!

The Budapest Festival Orchestra shows a strong commitment to sustainability and innovation and shares with its supporters a vision for engaging and effective education programmes and a belief in enriching the communities in which we operate.

Talent programmes

Talent programmes

Cocoa Concerts
These informal, interactive sessions allow Iván Fischer and members of the orchestra to introduce children to the secrets of classical music.

Apprenticeship Scheme
This new BFO programme enables up to six apprenticeships for distinguished young musicians to spend ten to twelve weeks participating in orchestral programmes, chamber music and education projects.

Special education programme
The BFO is working on a special programme with the participation of potentially 1000 children who will dance to the music played by BFO on the Heroes’ Square in June 2015.

Sustainability

Sustainability

Performances in retirement homes
This programme enables elderly people to experience the brilliance and high standards of Budapest Festival Orchestra performances without leaving their homes.

Concert in churches
The BFO returns the works of Bach to the type of venues they were originally composed for; we take our chamber performances to churches in the entire county.

Concert in abandoned synagogues
These events aim to enlighten, share and acknowledge Jewish history in an engaging and inclusive manner for all Hungarians.

Budapest and beyond

Budapest and beyond

Outreach activities
The BFO aims to remove barriers to participation and to create opportunities for people regardless of where and how they live in Hungary. The key objective of this project is to identify extraordinarily talented young musicians living in the countryside of Hungary.

Children’s opera
Every year the BFO chooses a different opera and caters specifically to the needs and capacity of the schools of Hungary to create a truly memorable experience for everyone involved.

Concerts in schools
The BFO brings a wide range of instruments into schools all over Hungary and gives young children the opportunity to try them out and to find the instrument that they would like to learn.