“The European family means that every person is equally important, everybody is equally precious, that everyone has the same opportunities. There should be no distinctions made between nationality, creed, colour or origin. We are all people, we are all family members.” Iván Fischer
A joint production by the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Müpa Budapest, the Bridging Europe festival brings a special flavour to the opening of each season. The inspiration and driving force for the series has always been a specific country with a rich, colourful and significant cultural heritage. In the autumn of 2013 it was the Czechs; in 2014, German melodies took centre stage; in 2015 we could get closer to our Austrian neighbours. This year, we are giving the spotlight to the cultural fineries of France.