Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Italian Cultural Institute of Budapest
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hungary's accession to the EU, the world-famous Chamber Orchestra of Europe opens the Budapest Spring Festival with an unmissable concert.
At several locations
Spring is a celebration of jazz when outstanding artists of the Hungarian and international scene play in Budapest's concert halls, clubs and public squares.
Open Air Concert in Városháza Park
Sparkling, enchanting melodies, original compositions, exceptional talent: this is how Budapest celebrates International Jazz Day.
Participatory circus performance
Madách Imre Square
Ready for risk? Be the hero of this partipatory production by the French Cirque Inextremiste mixing dance, street art and music.
Immersive parliamentary play
Trafó House of Contemporary Art
Welcome to the Parliamentary Chamber! Armed with a remote control, you are a Member of Parliament called to vote. Education, security, civil liberties, pop music... it's up to you to govern and take a stand!
Rezes-Tihanyi-Gerlóczi: Revived wardrobe
Rethinking the way we dress is no longer a passing fad, but an increasingly necessary and inevitable part of our lives. Yet we often get lost in the mazes of fashion consumption, filling our wardrobes and our lives with more and more unused clothes.
Don't Cry For Me - Susan Sontag in Sarajevo Film screening, meet and greet, book launch
Susan Sontag arrived in besieged Sarajevo in 1993, where she staged ‘Waiting for Godot’. The documentary features interviews with actors and creators of the play to present a moving account of life in Sarajevo under siege, where Susan Sontag’s presence brought a powerful burst of life. The black and white photos of Sarajevo under siege by prominent photographers Milomir Kovačević and Paul Lowe and their striking simplicity served as a visual inspiration for Nihad Kreševljaković’s film.
Co-production of MESS International Theatre Festival, SARTR, Maladype Theatre and Budapest Spring Festival.
Örkény István Theatre
With unfettered fantasy, Susan Sontag’s play ‘Alice in Bed’ tells the story of Alice James (1848-1892), the sister of the world-renowned American novelist Henry James and the great psychologist and philosopher William James.
The legendary saxophonist Bill Evans (Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock) brings together jazz greats on one stage as a team.
Moses Yoofee Trio, Sinnoi
Trafó House of Contemporary Art
One ticket - two concerts. Prepare yourself for an exciting meeting of musical worlds on the Trafó stage.
Design Without Borders
For the 20th time, the Kiscelli Museum will host the region's outstanding independent design and all-arts event series featuring nearly 200 artists from 20 countries. The rich programme will also include guided tours, contemporary dance performances, and classical and modern music concerts.
Nagy Emma Quintet, Ajtai Péter | Mingus! Mingus! Mingus! Lisztes Jenő Cimbalom Project feat. Roby Lakatos
Rákóczi tér – Szabadtéri színpad
Exciting experiments and interpretations take in one evening. Representatives of a new generation of modern contemporary jazz, Nagy Emma Quintet's compositions include intricate drum grooves, free improvisations, contemporary compositions and unique arrangements.
Piano concert by Takuma Onodera
His brilliant musical career started when he was five. Still a high school student, he had already performed at Carnegie Hall and won prizes at some of the world's most prestigious music competitions.
Péch Lóránt Trio Batyu | Borbély | Lőrinszky
Liszt Ferenc Square
Two exceptional trios will fill the Liszt Ferenc Square with music: pianist-composer Lóránt Péch and his fellow musicians will play well-known standards alongside their compositions, combining modern and traditional jazz.