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Hear a free Budapest Festival Orchestra concert at Heroes’ Square

Maintaining a tradition of kicking off summertime with a free open-air concert amid the majestic setting of Heroes’ Square, the Budapest Festival Orchestra welcomes everyone once again for an alfresco production that transforms the city’s grandest plaza into a sprawling stage. Led by conductor Iván Fischer, the esteemed ensemble performs “Card Game” – the amusing ballet by Igor Stravinsky – alongside many other attractions to entertain visitors, including an engaging dance parade featuring hundreds of children whirling for peace amid Budapest’s postcard-superstar scenery.

Magnificent classical music lingers in the air, while children from all walks of life fill the city’s renowned piazza for the annual Dancing on the Square event, featuring eye-catching choreographies amid historic settings in Budapest. Comprised of 500 kids from disadvantaged communities all over Hungary, the troupe has been preparing to get together on Friday, June 3rd at 6pm on Heroes’ Square to move to a diverse range of classical tunes played alfresco by the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Seated on iconic cardboard chairs specifically designed for the event, those who visit not only enjoy good times with music and dance, but this artful evening serves a profound purpose, bringing tolerance into the spotlight, where each child is treated equally irrespective of family background, religion, or skin color.

Following an break in this initiative, the Budapest Festival Orchestra returned to Heroes’ Square last year to continue this remarkable concert series that dates back decades. During the Yugoslav Wars, choirs from Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina performed Beethoven’s Choral Symphony in concert, while in 2001, the Budapest Festival Orchestra hit the stage alongside musicians from the Roma community, and a few years later in 2007, thousands were filling this elegant plaza to whirl their way through the “Waltz Concert”.

For more information about this year’s jamboree, visit the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s official website, or check out the event’s Facebook page.

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