The magical number 75 and the meeting of generations in classical music

According to some theories, the number 75 is an angelic combination, a reference of how something will change for us…

The concert of Magyar Atom will be a true specialty

On 22th September, the Magyar Atom plays in the Müpa. This will be the first concert for all members together,…

The aesthetics of networks exposed in a complex way – interview with Albert-László Barabási

Hidden Patterns is the title of the exhibition that shows important projects from the internationally known network researcher Albert-László Barabási….

The concerts of CAFe Budapest bring a refreshing breeze in the world of restrictions

The 29th CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival is going to launch on the 9th of October. At a recent press…

#Beethoven250Challenge – a few coffee breaks with the great composer!

Beethoven had his 250th birthday this year! Müpa celebrates with a video series, and we recommend the best coffee for each Beethoven-themed coffee break.

Every concert becomes a special gift these days – says jazz singer Nikoletta Szőke

The New Orleans Swing Festival will start in the Müpa with the most popular Hollywood movie soundtracks from the 1920s…

Global Stay at Home Choir from 72 countries – video

The Stay At Home Choir is a global musical community of more than 14,000 people from different countries. Here they sing O Radiant Dawn by James MacMillan.

Our joyful and energetic show aims to chase fears away – says cellist István Várdai

This show is a lovely collection with the content and depth of more traditional classical concerts, but amalgamated with a light summer night atmosphere.

The pandemic taught me: it makes no sense to burn ourselves out – interview with Barna Szőke from The Qualitons

Bands are usually defined by genres, but we have gone through such a journey within the last 11 years that I couldn’t define our genre – the guitarist says.

Hungarian Jazz Association celebrates with national stars Charlie and Tamás Berki

The concept is that every active jazz musician will be on stage who has shaped Hungarian jazz life during the last decades.

Hungarian opera singer under lockdown in Paris – interview with Emőke Baráth

The opera singer, who experienced the covid-19 pandemic in Paris, told us about the recent past as well as the upcoming concert.

Geotaxis: a duo exhibition at the Ani Molnár Gallery

Examination of imagery and layers of meaning associated with the abstract formal language. Reflection on modernist avant-garde traditions of abstraction.

Challenges and possibilities of lockdown for a contemporary composer – interview with Judit Varga

How did composers’ life change in this extraordinary situation? What kind of possibilities and challenges are waiting for them?

Forming a circle on stage will help at this extraordinary concert – interview with Áron Eredics from the band Söndörgő

“We do what we can to keep making music, but there won’t be any tours for a while” – band leader says. This brings them to the Müpa drive-in cinema soon…

Secundino Hernandez’s exhibition in Vienna extended until 1 August

Here we will see a broad spectrum of his abstract painting. Opulent, colorful, expressionist, but also monochrome and ascetically minimalist.

No virus can take the community-building effect of music – interview with singer Lóránt Csorba

My realist self says that with precautions, concerts can be held in autumn – says Lóránt Csorba, frontman of the band Lóci játszik, about post-covid gigs.

Drive-in cinema assures: no lack of music for the summer!

In the car, one feels completely detached from the busy area – nothing can draw our attention away from the screen and the radio signal…

At some point we need to be like kindergarten teachers – interview with conductor János Kovács

Even after 40 years on stage, János Kovács still has his doubts before every concert. Now he has to prove his talent in a pretty extraordinary setting…

No escape from Wagner’s magic – online festival launches in mid-June

This year, due to the extraordinary situation, the “Bayreuth on the Banks of the Danube”, the 15th Budapest Wagner Days, will be a virtual festival.

Popular music festival of Müpa moves online

There will be two very exciting weeks with a collection of some great popular music concerts from last years, broadcasted online as part of Müpa Home.

Lifetime Beat Poet Laurate award goes to Hungarian poet Gábor Gyukics

The International (Individual Country) Beat Poets Laureate is a Special Lifetime Honor that is awarded by the National Beat Poetry Foundation, Inc.

Ani Molnár Gallery reopens in June! Until then, here is some more virtual art

Regarding the consolidation of the public health situation in Hungary, the Ani Molnár Gallery will reopen from 2 June with temporary, limited opening hours.

Animals in Art: Where to draw the line with ‘living art’?

Each case is dependent on context – nevertheless one has to hope that artists and institutions alike are sensitive to animal welfare.

How will our life be after coronavirus?

If there’s no silence, you don’t have time to reflect. But when I thought about my parents, everything fell silent at once.

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