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Music Night to be held for the third time in Budapest on November 16

Classical musicians will play at eight venues throughout the city from 6 PM-12 AM

The third Music Night will feature classical mini-concerts at eight of the city’ favorite nightclubs: Akvárium Klub, Csendes Vintage Bár, Jelen Bisztró, Lámpás (Spinoza pince), Lumen Kávézó, Magvető Café, Mazel Tov, and Szimpla Kert.

This year, the evening will celebrate the 146th birthday of the capital, as Pest, Buda, and Óbuda joined together to create Budapest back on November 17, 1873.

The event is hosted by the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Danubia Orchestra of Óbuda, Dohnányi Orchestra of Budafok, Budapest Strings, Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra, and Annie Fischer Fellows. Supported by the Municipality of Budapest, the event organizers are the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Budapest Festival and Tourism Center.

The program at each venue is subject to change, but some pieces (or parts thereof) currently planned include: 

Alexander Glazunov: Oriental Reverie, Op. 14

Giora Feidmann: Let’s Be Happy

David Stock: Suenos de Sefarad

Zoltán Kodály: Duo for violin and cello – 1st movement

Johann Sebastian Bach: solo instrumental details

George Friedrich Händel-Johan Halvorsen: Passacaglia

Claude Debussy: Syrinx (flute solo)

Jacques Castérède: Sonatina – Andante Sostenuto (trombone-harp duo)

Ekaterina Walter-Kühne: Fantasy on Tchaikovsky’s opera Anyegin (harp)

Arthur Honegger: Danse de la chévre (flute solo)

Astor Piazzolla: Libertango (trombone-harp duo)

Béla Kovács: Sholem alekhem rov Feidman!

Weiner Leó: 1. Divertimento, Op. 20

Carlos Gardel: Tango

Antonín Dvorák: String Quartet in F major (“American”), Op. 96 – 1st movement

Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 13, No. 2, movement 1-3
Full schedules for each location and further information can be found here.

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