BFO
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Press Releases June 12, 2019

BFO paying tribute to the victims of the tragedy on Danube River in their South Korean tour

Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra dedicate their concerts in South Korea to the victims of the tragedy on Danube River.

“In June the Budapest Festival Orchestra will tour South Korea. In our concerts we will honour those who died in this horrible accident. We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family members of the victims. We will start every concert with a tribute and a music piece dedicated to those who passed away”, says Iván Fischer, the Music Director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

”With this event we would like to express the sympathy and sadness of people in Hungary and Budapest”, the conductor adds.

“This tour has been planned for many years. However, after this tragic accident we decided immediately to dedicate our concerts in Seoul, Busan, Daegu and Daejeon to the victims of the tragedy on Danube River”, says Martin Hoffmann, the Managing Director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra.