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A Summer of Free Outdoor Concerts in the Heart of Budapest

Music Festival in Budapest

Budapest is set to come alive with the sound of music this summer as the city gears up for the 10th edition of Zenélő Budapest, a series of free outdoor concerts taking place from July 5 to August 16. The event promises to be a celebration of music, culture, and the beauty of Budapest’s iconic landmarks.

Over the course of six weeks, music enthusiasts will be treated to 60 free concerts at various locations across the city, including the Buda Castle District, Kossuth Square, and Várkert Bazár. The diverse lineup features a wide range of genres, from classical and jazz to African traditional music, ensuring there is something for everyone.

The organizers of Zenélő Budapest believe that the connection to beauty and harmony should be a fundamental value in our lives. Through these concerts, they aim to make culture an integral part of everyday life, accessible to all. The event’s growing audience and followers are a testament to the success of this mission.

Highlights of the festival include mini-concerts at the Műcsarnok and four beautiful locations in the Buda Castle District, storytelling concerts for children, unique interactive community giant instrument programs, and performances by excellent soloists in front of the Hegyvidéki Kulturális Szalon. Visitors can also look forward to virtuoso ensembles at Kossuth Square and a special Music Park on August 10, filled with surprises.

The Budavári Palotanegyed will host performances by the Hussar-uniformed Brass Band, Götz Saxophone Quartet, Campanelli Bell Ensemble, and Capriccio String Quartet with a saxophone soloist. These concerts will take place on Saturdays and Sundays at 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm at various locations within the palace complex.

Guest concerts at Kossuth Square include performances by the Campanelli Bell Ensemble, opera singer Káldi Kiss András with the Con Fuoco Quartet, and a musical journey from Bach to Astor Piazzolla featuring baritone singer Szenthelyi Krisztián, accordion artist Demeniv Mihály, and cellist Faludi Judit.

The Műcsarnok will host a series of concerts on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 11:00 am and 11:30 am, featuring jazz arrangements of classical pieces, African traditional music, popular classics, and more.

As Budapest celebrates the 10th anniversary of Zenélő Budapest, the city invites residents and visitors alike to join in this summer-long adventure, immersing themselves in the beauty of music and the splendor of the city’s architectural gems.

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