Bach: Orchestral suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
Rachmaninoff: Sympony No. 2 in E minor
„Free from any symphonic boundaries, this remarkable orchestra must also be the world’s most versatile.” The Guardian
The Budapest Festival Orchestra shares its passion with music-lovers across the globe, and invite them to discover together unchartered territories of music. Whether at the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Salzburger Festspiele, the Lucerne Festival or the BBC Proms: the orchestra brings the magic of music to listeners, delighting audiences in a unique way.
With its ensemble attitude, the interaction amongst musicians, the support for each other and the contribution to a greater whole BFO inspires audiences worldwide and demonstrates what differentiates it from all other leading orchestras in the world. This attitude creates a tremendous impact on the global classic community and expands the radius of the international acknowledgement of BFO.
The value of the orchestra is underlined further by the professional accolades they receive. This is emphasised by Gramophone magazine, as they rank the Festival Orchestra among the world’s ten best orchestras; those that have built outstanding reputations over the past few decades.
The tireless work of Iván Fischer and the musicians has secured the BFO a place among the most sought-after of international ensembles, reinforcing the relevance and importance of outstanding Hungarian musical culture. The BFO serves as an ambassador to a country whose contribution to the development of classical music in the 20th century has few rivals.
In the upcoming season BFO returns as orchestra in residence to The Edinburgh International Festival and Mostly Mozart with its innovative “staged concerts”, a cutting-edge production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. It will take audiences in Amsterdam, Paris and Vienna on a joyful musical journey to experience the essence of music.
Our orchestra entices the entire world, while bestowing the exceptional qualities of Hungarian culture on international audiences.