Get ready, Budapest! The city’s coolest cafés and pubs are transforming into classical music hotspots. On November 16, the Night of Music is back for its seventh year, and it’s bigger and more international than ever. It’s a musical journey, celebrating Budapest’s 150th birthday with a bang!
Classical Music Hits the Town!
Budapest is buzzing with excitement. For its 150th birthday, the city is throwing a musical bash unlike any other. The Night of Music is taking classical tunes to the city’s trendiest spots. From cozy cafés to bustling pubs, classical melodies will fill the air. And guess what? It’s all happening on November 16! This year, the Budapest Festival Orchestra is going global. They’re teaming up with international talents from the Liszt Academy and artists from around the world. It’s a cultural mash-up, bringing fresh vibes to classical music. Embassies are pitching in too, making this lineup truly one-of-a-kind.
Free Mini-Concerts? Yes, Please!
The best part? These mini-concerts are free! Picture this: you’re strolling along the Danube, and music fills the air. Both sides of the river come alive with sounds from Haydn to Philip Glass. The city center and the outskirts are all in on the action. There’s something magical about these informal gigs, starting in the afternoon and rocking till midnight. At the Három holló (Three Ravens), your ears will travel to Colombia with the charu. Then, a Japanese duo will serenade you with Schubert and César Franck. Over at Lumen, a Croatian pianist will bring Chopin to life. And there’s more! An Estonian, Costa Rican, and Kazakh trio will dazzle you with Stravinsky.
Jazz, Celtic Tunes, and Midnight Serenades
In the Szatyor Bar, get ready for some foot-tapping Celtic music. The KEG sörművház (KEG Beerhouse) is jazzing it up with Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Astor Piazzola. And as the clock strikes midnight, the Turbina hosts the last mini-concert. It’s a sextet performance, kicking off Budapest’s birthday celebrations. While the concerts are free, getting a good spot is key. Booking a table at these hot venues is a smart move. You won’t want to miss a single note!