Budapest Festival Orchestra ©
Budapest Festival Orchestra © Ákos Stiller

BFO opens Beehovenfest

The new artistic director of the Beethovenfest Bonn Steven Walter, has already stirred up the German festival scene with his chamber music festival Podium Esslingen. The Budapest Festival Orchestra will now open his first Beethovenfest on under the baton of its founder and principal conductor Iván Fischer. In addition, on the following evening, the orchestra invites the audience to experience Beethoven’s Third Symphony first-hand in a Mittendrin concert.

Vox Luminis and Lionel Meunier create a musical thanksgiving celebration in Bonn Cathedral on, and present a spatially and sonically immersive sound experience with 40 Voices.

Thursday, 25 August 2022, 7.30 p.m.
Prologue: Holy song of thanksgivingng
Works by Caroline Shaw, Osvaldo Golijov, Dietrich Buxtehude, Ludwig van Beethoven, Kaan Bulak
Armida Quartett / Vox Luminis

Friday, 26 August 2022, 8.00 p.m.
Opening “Eroica”

Louis Andriessen »Workers Union«
György Ligeti: „Mysteries of the Macabre“
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no. 3 „Sinfonia eroica“
Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer, dirction / Anna-Lena Elbert, soprano

Saturday, 27 August 2022, 10.00 p.m.
Late Night: Mittendrin

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no. 3 „Sinfonia eroica”
Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer, direction

Sunday, 28 August 2022, 6.00 p.m.
40 Stimmen

Works by Thomas Tallis, Josquin Desprez, John Sheppard, Robert Carver & Alessandro Striggio
Vox Luminis / Lionel Meunier, direction