Budapest Orchestra Live Concert from Mobile Trucks

Budapest, Hungary (AP) — The Budapest Festival Orchestra wants to regain the audience.

A prestigious orchestra led by the famous composer Ivan Fischer went out to the streets with that message. Five members of the orchestra played classical music from the truck to drivers and passers-by on Wednesday afternoon traffic in the Hungarian capital.

The musical parade is now aimed at encouraging Hungarians to begin returning to live performances in concert halls as the pandemic weakens, more than a year after people have returned home and were forced to embrace culture online. did. “I think live concerts are very important. Especially now that everyone is fed up with their computers and phones, I think people throw them away.

They socialize, get to know each other, I’ll go back to hugging and talking. ”

The performance on Wednesday’s track also celebrated the orchestra’s reunion with music lovers as the government’s blockade to fight the virus was eased. The pandemic struck Hungary in particular in the spring, and at one point became the country with the highest per capita virus deaths in the world. However, with one of the fastest vaccination campaigns in the European Union, the number of new infections has plummeted.

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The five musicians played Schubert, Mozart and Dvorak as the truck crossed the chain bridge over the Donau River, past St.

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The street people stopped to enjoy the improvised concert and applauded at the end of the song. Children applauded the music while adults unplugged to film the performance. Violinist Noemi Morner said playing on the track was a new and strange experience for musicians.

“It was amazing that the track started moving under us after we sat down and settled down. We have never had such an experience. It’s new to all musicians.” She said.

The Budapest Festival Orchestra has become one of Europe’s leading ensembles under Fisher, co-founded in 1983 with the late pianist and composer Zoltan Kochish. After a year of blockade, the orchestra is now selling tickets to resume concerts with a limited audience. Meanwhile, the regular 2021-22 season begins on September 9.

“My message to music fans is not afraid,” said Orthoria Elddi, managing director of the orchestra. Vaccination is the key to the safety of a concert hall. ” The first violinist, Maria Gal Tamashi, said: Now that the audience is able to return to our concert, I really want their hearts to beat to our concert. ”

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