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MusicZene Classical
Budapest Spring Festival Opening Event

Chamber Orchestra of Europe

29. April 2024 19:00

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.

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.
MusicZene Jazz
JazzFest Budapest 2024

27. April 2024. - 15. May 2024.

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.

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.
Music Jazz
International Jazz Day

Open Air Concert in Városháza Park

30. April 2024. 17:00-22:00

Városháza Park

Sparkling, enchanting melodies, original compositions, exceptional talent: this is how Budapest celebrates International Jazz Day.

Sparkling, enchanting melodies, original compositions, exceptional talent: this is how Budapest celebrates International Jazz Day.
Circus
Cirque Inextremiste (FR): Damoclès

Participatory circus performance

1. May 2024.

Madách Imre Square

Ready for risk? Be the hero of this partipatory production by the French Cirque Inextremiste mixing dance, street art and music.

Ready for risk? Be the hero of this partipatory production by the French Cirque Inextremiste mixing dance, street art and music.
Music Jazz
Europe Day

Sunrise Trio, Coltrane Legacy, Ioannis Vafeas Quartet

1. May 2024. 16:00

Trafó House of Contemporary Art

For one ticket you’ll get three amazing concerts at Trafó.

For one ticket you’ll get three amazing concerts at Trafó.
SzínházTheater
Roger Bernat (ES): Pending Vote (Pendiente De Voto)

Immersive parliamentary play

3 - 4. May 2024

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!

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!
Theater Fashion
Sustainable Fashion Movements

Rezes-Tihanyi-Gerlóczi: Revived wardrobe

20.00 4.May 2024

Merlin

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.

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.
Movie
Don’t Cry For Me (BH) – Susan Sontag in Sarajevo

Don't Cry For Me - Susan Sontag in Sarajevo Film screening, meet and greet, book launch

6. May 2024. 19:00

ÖrkényKÖZ Workshop

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.

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.
Theater
Susan Sontag (BH): Alice in Bed

Co-production of MESS International Theatre Festival, SARTR, Maladype Theatre and Budapest Spring Festival.

7. May 2024. 19:00

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.

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.
Music Jazz
Bill Evans & The Vansband All Stars (USA)

7. May 2024 20:30

Erkel Színház

The legendary saxophonist Bill Evans (Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock) brings together jazz greats on one stage as a team.

The legendary saxophonist Bill Evans (Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock) brings together jazz greats on one stage as a team.
MusicZene Jazz
New Waves

Moses Yoofee Trio, Sinnoi

10. May 2024. 19:00

Trafó House of Contemporary Art

One ticket - two concerts. Prepare yourself for an exciting meeting of musical worlds on the Trafó stage.

One ticket - two concerts. Prepare yourself for an exciting meeting of musical worlds on the Trafó stage.
Exhibition
Design Without Borders

Design Without Borders

5. May - 23. June 2024

Kiscelli Museum

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.

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.
Music Jazz
Jazz on the square

Nagy Emma Quintet, Ajtai Péter | Mingus! Mingus! Mingus! Lisztes Jenő Cimbalom Project feat. Roby Lakatos

10. May 2024 17:00-22:00

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.

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.
Music Classical
From Sapporo to Budapest

Piano concert by Takuma Onodera

12. May 2024. 19:00

Liszt Academy

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.

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.
Music Jazz
Concert on the square

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.

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.