The 43rd Budapest Spring Festival will be held from April 20 to May 2 this year and will offer 50 programs at 30 locations.
Csaba Faix, head of the organizer Budapest Brand Zrt, said the programs include concerts, dance and non-conventional theater performances, literary and art programs and fashion shows. Faix noted that a literary soiree will he held with readings from the works of Ádám Nádasdy, Réka Borda, and Monika Ferencz. The festival will offer an opportunity to mark different anniversaries, such as the 20th of the opening of popular Gödör Klub, the 40th birth anniversary of Katona József Theater, the centenary of composer György Ligeti and the 120th anniversary of scientist János Neumann. Music programmes will include a Haydn-Ligeti-Beethoven concert by the Budapest Sound Collective with Spanish and Australian soloists at the Academy of Music. The Budapest Festival Orchestra will be in concert at the Budapest Conference Centre, while Jazzfest Budapest will feature such performers as Lizz Wright, the Kasia Pietrzko Trio and the Nico Morelli Trio. Budapest’s central Madách Square will be turned into an open-air dance hall for the time of the festival.