On Thursday, November 17, Budapest will once again be filled with classical but informal concerts: the chamber music formations of the Budapest Festival Orchestra, voted Orchestra of the Year, will once again perform in some of Budapest’s most popular bars and cafés. The Night of Music, organized by the BFO and Budapest Brand Nonprofit Zrt. for the sixth time, invites residents of the capital to completely informal, free mini concerts. This year as well, these short, casual events will welcome visitors on both sides of the Danube in turn, from early evening until late at night, featuring the chamber music formations of the Budapest Festival Orchestra and talented young recipients of the Annie Fischer Scholarship. A wide range of programs will be on offer, including old classics, ranging from Mozart to Tchaikovsky as well as newer ones from Gershwin to John Lennon. The BFO’s musicians will even play some Celtic folk music at one of the mini concerts. After its opening on Thursday evening, the program series will kick off with a discussion on the opportunities for culture and young audiences to connect. Participants of the forum held at ISON and moderated by Máté Gáspár (Budapest Brand) include Georgina Kiss-Kozma (Mathias Corvinus Collegium), Viktória Rozgonyi-Kulcsár (Jurányi Art Incubator House), Zsuzsanna Szálka (House of Music Hungary) and Nikoletta Varga (National Dance Theatre Budapest).
The Night of Music is organized jointly by the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Budapest Brand Nonprofit Zrt., and is supported by the Municipality of Budapest.
Venues: ISON Cultural Center, Béla Bar, Café Hadik, Szatyor Bar, Három Holló Café, Mitzi Bar, Moha Café, Kelet Café and Gallery, Lumen Café