Budapest Festival Orchestra: A Model for the Future
  • Edinburgh International Festival

A rare chance to experience one of the worlds favourite orchestras in a special one-hour performance bringing out its warmth, versatility and creativity.

The Budapest Festival Orchestra is one of a kind " like its founder and conductor Ivn Fischer, it is uniquely adventurous. Together, they seek new ways to spotlight music and musicians and to involve its audiences in groundbreaking projects.

In a discussion with Festival Director Nicola Benedetti, Ivn Fischer explores how the orchestra could be a model for orchestras of the future. They discuss a world in which musicians can switch effortlessly between musical styles.

Several ensembles of orchestra members each give a short performance. Expect a selection from Monteverdis Scherzi Musicali, with part of the orchestra singing as a chorus and another playing on period instruments. Theres a trio of folk musicians in traditional music from Transylvania, and a Klezmer band, playing the Jewish folk music of eastern Europe.

You can enjoy the performance from a beanbag or a seat.

Supported by Sir Ewan and Lady Brown

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Ivn Fischer Conductor

Nicola Benedetti Presenter

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