Since 1 July, visitors to the Müpa Budapest website and social media accounts have been able to watch video that gives them a 360-degree view of performers at the venue. Following unique footage of the Wagner in Budapest festival, you are now invited to take a glimpse into the world of the circus. Our second 360-degree video has been created in collaboration with the Recirquel Company and is the first step towards a futuristic concept that aims to reach a new audience of open-minded concert-goers through virtual and augmented reality. The three-minute clip was stitched together from media recorded by ten cameras to allow the viewer to marvel at the precise movements of the Recirquel artistes in 360 degrees and almost within touching distance. The sequence had to be repeated five times, which not only demanded enormous concentration and effort from the artistes, but also required them to follow a complex choreography.
In recognition of his unparalleled skills in performing classical organ works and improvised pieces alike, Liszt Award and Prima Prize winner László Fassang (Artist of the Season at Müpa Budapest this season) was named Artist of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. The musician, whose expert contribution helped make the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall organ (inaugurated in May 2006) one of the most significant instruments in Europe today, will be performing a concert at Müpa Budapest on 17 March with invited guest musicians.
The tickets already purchased may be returned to the main box offices of Müpa Budapest (1 Komor Marcell st & 28 Andrássy st) until 20 April, or their price may be deduced from tickets to shows of Müpa Budapest’s own production.
We would like to inform the audience that the 20 March Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté concert is cancelled due to health issues. The band’s management has informed us that because of health-related problems they had no other choice than cancelling several concerts of the band’s tour – including the one in Budapest.
Sunday night saw a spectacular gala concert, the closing event of the tenth Jazz Showcase. The most prestigious such gathering of the region was the venue of nine up-and-coming young talents to showcase themselves for the audience as well as the professional panel. For the first time, the audience could cast their votes not only in person at the venue, but also online.
We would like to inform our audience that due to unforeseen technical issues the Berlin Philharmonic Winds will not be performing in the 12 March concert. They are replaced by phil Blech Wien, a Viennese ensemble. The programme features the following pieces: