The fourteenth season of Musical Zoo Evenings, a series of concerts, is starting. Every week from July 8th until August 21st one, and so seven concerts in total, will take place. Boban and Marko Marković will take the stage on the first night.
This fourteenth summer evening concert series comprises a total of seven concerts, held between July 8th and August 21st, normally on Wednesdays except for the last date, which will take place on Friday. Among the acts will be the Boban and Marko Marković Orkestar, the Budapest Klezmer Band, the Budapest Bár, Félix Lajkó, the Hot Jazz Band and Friends, Zoltán Orosz, the harmonica artist, and his friends as well as the MÁV Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets are available at the Zoo’s booking office or through jegymester.hu.
The concert ticket enables you to take a romantic walk through the Zoological Gardens from 7 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m. the announced concert will begin.
Our Zoo has a significant musical tradition in any case, because our forefathers in the late 1800s, also often organized musical concerts and events; in fact, at that time there was a dedicated bandstand in the garden area, donated by Count Palffy. In the 1910s the Zoo had its own symphony orchestra, led by conductor Henrik Wieschendorff. Hungarian Radio, launched in the ‘twenties, broadcast its first concert from our institution. After the Second World War, the Filharmónia Company organised concerts in the former open-air theatre, which is where the Japanese Garden is located nowadays. After this, musical events were almost completely absent for decades. The revival of the Zoo’s musical traditions began in the mid-1990s with a concert by the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Since 2002, we have organised the Musical Zoo Evenings concert programme every summer.