Bartók Spring kicking off with free online performances from 2 April

2021. March 03.

In the spring of 2021, on the 140th anniversary of the birth of Béla Bartók, we will be launching a unique series of events embracing total art. The Bartók Spring International Art Weeks being organised by Müpa Budapest between 2 and 18 April is getting ready to welcome culture lovers online with international stars, world premières and concerts broadcast from Europe's renowned concert halls.

The festival programme offers a glimpse into Bartók's amazing oeuvre, but is not restricted to only music written by the world famous composer. It is much more Bartók's spirit, creativity and artistic outlook that we wish to depict across countless genres ranging from contemporary classical music to world music, jazz, dance, the fine arts and popular music, through works by the very finest artists in Hungary and abroad. Taking the stage will be such luminaries as Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, György Kurtág, the Kelemen Quartet, René Jacobs and the Kammerorchester Basel, Makám, the Bagossy Brothers Company, Henrik Nánási, the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Szeged Contemporary Dance Company, Charlie, Ballet Pécs, Riccardo Chailly and the Filarmonica della Scala, the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble, György Vashegyi, the Orfeo Orchestra and the Purcell Choir, Félix Lajkó and the Ballet Company of Győr. Come and join us!