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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdybio:
Lied ohne Worte, Op. 109
Olívia Farkas (cello), Emese Mali (piano)

George Gershwin:
Porgy and Bess – It Ain’t Necessarily So (Transcript by Jasha Heifetz)
Radu Hrib (violin), Krisztina Melisko (piano)

Dmitri Shostakovichbio:
Five pieces – Gavotte, Waltz, Polka
Violetta Eckhardt, Gyöngyvér Oláh (violin), Emese Mali (piano)

Jacob Gade:
Dávid Bereczky, Zsombor Nagy, András Szabó, Zoltán Szőke (horn)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozartbio:
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) – Magic bells, The Queen of the Night (Transcript by Johann Wendt)
Krisztina Párkai (flute), Noémi Molnár (violin), Ágnes Csoma (viola), Lajos Dvorák (cello)

Giacomo Puccini:
Mária Gál-Tamási, Antónia Bodó (violin), István Polónyi (viola), Gabriella Liptai (cello)

John Philip Sousa:
The Liberty Bell March (Transcript by Sjoerd van der Veen)
Anett Jóföldi (flute), Beáta Berta (oboe), Roland Csalló (clarinet), Dániel Tallián (bassoon), Dávid Bereczky (horn)


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The event is about 1.0 hours long.

About the event

For almost a quarter of a century, the Festival Orchestra’s program series for children has brought a high-quality classical musical experience to the youngest. The orchestra’s rehearsal room not only serves experimenting with the tiniest details of the symphonic pieces to be performed or playing chamber music, but also as the venue for educating the next generation of classical music lovers. There is no better promotion of these events than the fact that several members of the BFO’s loyal audiences came to love music at these Cocoa Concerts, with a polka-dot mug in their hands. And nowadays they bring their own kids. While listening to the performance of the orchestra’s excellent musicians in a cozy atmosphere, the audience will learn about the instruments of the symphony orchestra and concert etiquette in a playful and interactive manner. After the concert, the kids can have a mug of cocoa in the lobby.

Since 2015, we have also offered an autism-friendly version of our Cocoa Concerts thanks to the contribution of Nemzetközi Cseperedő Alapítvány (an international foundation to support children and their families living with autism). In order to ensure that the children living with autism do not encounter anything unexpected during the concert, the BFO provides the families with some information material in advance to help them prepare the children for the visual and auditory stimuli.

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