Melodies are transient, but experiences stay with us forever. This is the message conveyed by the unique sound sculptures created as part of the festive cooperation of Müpa Budapest and the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta. Based on designs by sculptor Gyula Baditz and inspired by the melodies of iconic compositions performed at Müpa Budapest this year, the 23 wooden statuettes were made at the carpenter’s workshop of the charity by the disadvantaged people employed there. What makes these sound sculptures even more special is that they are signed by the world-famous artists the selected musical pieces were rendered by, such as Diana Krall, Marcus Miller, Charlotte Gainsbourg, José Cura, Ádám Fischer and Péter Eötvös.
Considered to be one of the finest classical/operatic singers of our times, Jonas Kaufmann is giving a concert on 10 January in the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall. The programme, entitled Mein Wien, features pieces by Strauss, Stolz, Kálmán, Lehár and Sieczyński.
Please note that the third subscription concert of the Purcell Choir and Orfeo Orchestra, originally scheduled for Tuesday, 28 January 2020 (featuring pieces by Mozart, Werner, and Albrechtsberger) will take place one day earlier, on Monday, 27 January 2020, at 7.30 pm due to technical reasons.
On 2 February 2020, Müpa, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, together with the most prominent Hungarian musicians will celebrate one of the greatest superstars of classical music with in an ecstatic marathon production. Commemorating the legendary composer born 250 years ago, the Beethoven marathon boasts illustrious orchestras including the Danubia Orchestra Óbuda, the MÁV Symphony Orchestra, the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra, the Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra and the Pannon Philharmonic. In a line-up featuring Júlia Pusker, Miklós Perényi, and Dénes Várjon, Zoltán Fejérvári will play two piano sonatas, while Kristóf Baráti and Klára Würtz will treat the audience to the Kreutzer Sonata. Musicians of the BFO will also give a chamber concert, while the youngest visitors will have a chance to get to know Beethoven better — thanks to a concert for children by György Lakatos.