Almost 400 artists will give free open-air concerts in Budapest from June until mid-August. The aim of the series of events is to bring the historical landmarks of Budapest back to life with music.
This event is unique in Europe both from a touristic and artistic approach: the goal is to promote and present Hungarian cultural values and the uniqueness of Hungarian music. The organisers aim to bring history to life with the help of music.
The locations and styles remain the same, with some additions; thus, you can find concerts that make you feel like you are in a coffee house, concerts that are more spiritual in tone, but nevertheless, the Jazz theme will not be missing.
Almost 600 concerts will take place at 16 different locations from early June until mid-August in 2019.
Some of the new locations include Millenáris Park, the Hungarian National Museum, the Raven’s Gate at Buda Castle, the Cultural Salon of Hegyvidék, March 15 Square and the Museum of Fine Arts. The locations from previous years are the Castle Garden Bazaar, the square in front of St Stephen’s Basilica, the Courtyard of Vajdahunyad Castle, the Central Market Hall, the stairs of the Kunsthalle, the Hungarian National Gallery, Szentháromság Square and the Musical Fountain at Margaret Island.
You can listen to almost 400 artists performing numbers inspired by these locations and by great composers
like Franz Liszt, Ferenc Erkel, Béla Bartók, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Paganini, Bizet, Verdi, Debussy and Ravel. Among the artists are the Hungarian National Philharmonic, the orchestra of the Hungarian State Opera House and the Budapest Festival Orchestra, but also folk artists, Jazz bands, choruses and young musicians.
Concerts for children, on June 22 and June 29, beginning at 11:00
Concerts by the talented youth, on June 22 and June 29, beginning at 19:00
Hungarian National Museum:
Concerts for children, every Saturday in July, beginning at 11:00
Castle Garden Bazaar, Dry Ditch Stage:
Concerts by the young generation, every Saturday in July, beginning at 19:00
Szentháromság Square, Music Pavilion:
Church and secular choral concerts, between 2 June and 28 July, every Sunday beginning at 17:00 and 17:30
Cultural Salon of Hegyvidék:
Light jazz duo – Budapest anno: Fritz József – clarinet, Pál Gáspár – banjo, guitar, vocal: every Wednesday, beginning at 19:00
The gems of the Swing era: every Thursday, beginning at 19:00
Buda Castle – Raven’s gate:
Hussar orchestral music between 7 June and 12 July, every Friday, beginning at 17:00
Central Market Hall:
Traditional Hungarian gypsy music, every Friday, beginning at 11:00 and 11:30
Hungarian National Gallery:
Performances by painters and jazz guitarists, every Saturday (except 29 June), beginning at 16:00 and 16:30
Hungarian National Museum:
Woodwinds with opera singers, every Saturday and Sunday (except 15, 29, 30 June), beginning at 17:00 and 17:30
Music Fountain – Margaret Island:
Women’s string quartet with a clarinettist, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, beginning at 17:00 and 17:30
March 15 Square:
Smooth jazz concerts by Béla Gyenes and the Freedom band, every Tuesday, beginning at 19:00
Műcsarnok – Kunsthalle:
Classics with jazz instrumentation, every Friday and Sunday (except 14 and 16 June), beginning at 11:00 and 11:30
St Stephen’s Basilica:
Chimes and flute, every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, beginning at 16:00 and 16:30
Museum of Fine Arts:
Saxophone quartet, every Saturday (except 15 June), beginning at 11:00 and 11:30
Vajdahunyad Castle – Courtyard:
Transylvanian folk music with a solo singer, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 11:00 and 11:30
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