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…

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.

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.

Discussing my music taste with a robot: my little adventure with AI

It is an artificial intelligence designed for conversation. I have seen similar things before, but this was still something new for me.

Music lovers, don’t be upset: Müpa will welcome us soon again!

The new season will happen just like any others before, and we can already buy single and season tickets for the planned concerts.

Saturday night fun: sing Don’t Worry Be Happy with Bobby McFerrin!

Müpa brings superstars in our homes in the time of quarantine – but let us hope that we can soon return to concerts that are a real community experience.

Seven videos you have to watch from Müpa’s archives!

Bored with the quarantine already? Here is some great music, dance, literature and fun to cheer you up! Great artists, instruments and genres. Enjoy!

Sufi poets are humanist and ageless – interview with Persian singer Alireza Ghorbani

These poets are still quoted because they talk about the moral roots of humanity – says Alireza Ghorbani who will sing a bunch of their poems soon.

It’s easier to wait for Christmas with Bach’s music! – interview with conductor Marcus Creed

A wonderful concert that features festive and Christmas-related works by Bach. Two ensembles, five soloists – and their conductor, Marcus Creed.

Bass-baritone Bryn Terfel comes to his Budapest concert with a rugby shirt and some honey

Bryn Terfel was the second artist to get the Queen’s Medal for Music, founded by Elizabeth II, as an approval for an extraordinary musical career.

Müpa Winter Open Air: Family fun from advent-eco-concert to nativity masquerade

A family concert, a hot chocolate, and a few rounds of skating surely help us all to get in Christmas mood. Come to the Müpa Winter Open Air!

How Danyèl Waro from Réunion discovered folk music as a mean of fight against oppression

In the first twenty years of my career, playing maloya was something to fight for, not to live from – says Danyel Waro, the “proud bastard” of Réunion.

Silence in the place of sound – but what in the place of silence? Remembering Dezső Tandori

He created an own universe, went on his own path, and after his poetry arrived to collective consciousness, no one could think the same old ways anymore.

An eternal mystery: Cécile McLorin Salvant lets her hoarse voice fly

Three years after her first Budapest concert, she is coming back as part of a duo with New Orleans pianist Sullivan Fortner.

Some Favourites of the Erdődy Orchestra – interview with Zsolt Szefcsik

Innovative spirit, rediscovery of forgotten pieces, playing at unusual places, contributing to Polish-Hungarian siblinghood: this is the Erdődy Orchestra.

Music that shows you how deep can silence be – interview with James Wood

Rumi always returns us to the quiet, reflective state of Khamush in the final strophe – this is to allow ’the giver of speech to speak’.

Electra is a murderer in my view – says choreographer János Feledi

Characters stay the same, but we put them in contemporary situations. Swirling and flowing emotions will be easy to understand and feel.

Angels fly to Budapest – Péter Eötvös’ opera for the first time in Hungary

The Budapest premiere will happen on the 10th of October as part of the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival, together with the Neue Oper Wien.

Nick Cave’s guitarist is giving a concert in the Müpa

Two of Dirtmusic’s founding members are Chris Eckman and Hugo Race. Latter was in Nick Cave’s accompanying band Bad Seeds, and played on its first album.

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