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Calendar - A 17-day round-up of events in the city

Esperanza Spalding (US), Palace of Arts, January 26. (Photo by Johann Sauty)


FRIDAY, JANUARY 16

Classical Music

Budapest Festival Orchestra: Rober Cohen (cello), Ion Marin (conductor), works by Prokofiev, Mussorgsky, Dvorák, Saint-Saëns. 7:45pm, Palace of Arts, Komor Marcell utca 1, Pest, District IX. Tel: 555-3000.
Piano concert: Tamás Érdi, Auer String Quartet, works by Chopin, Haydn, Liszt, Schumann. 7pm, Óbudai Társaskör, Kiskorona utca 7, Buda, III. Tel: 250-0288.

Theater

Tim Etchells (GB): The Night Follows the Day. A performance ‘with children, but for adults’, with 17 youngsters, by Tim Etchells, the Artistic Director of longstanding festival favourite theatre company Forced Entertainment. (Details: Handpicks page.) In Flamish language, with English and Hungarian subtitles. 8pm, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Pest, District IX, Liliom utca 41. Tel: 456-2055. www.trafo.hu

Dance

Kacsoh’s Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. 6pm, the Hungarian State Opera House, Andrássy út 22, Pest, District VI. Tel: 353-0170.

Live music

Zdob si Zdub (MD): Folk hardcore and Balcan beats. Guest: Folk Error. (For further details please see Handpicks page.) 9pm, A38 Ship. Petôfi Bridge, Buda side. Tel: 464-3940. www.a38.hu

Other

Worldview Cultural Café: A weekly cultural program in the Bahá'í Center every Friday. Program: Film evening (call or email for details). 7pm, Ferenciek tere 3, bell #27, Pest, District V. Information: 266-4004, info@bahai.hu, or www.bahai.hu




SATURDAY, JANUARY 17

Classical Music

Budapest Festival Orchestra: Rober Cohen (cello), Ion Marin (conductor), works by Prokofiev, Mussorgsky, Dvorák, Saint-Saëns. 7:45pm, Music Academy, Liszt Ferenc tér 8, Pest, District VI. Tel: 342-0179.

Budapest String Orchestra: Christian Benda (violoncello), works by Haydn, C Ph E Bach. 7:30pm, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Roosevelt tér 9, Pest, District V. Tel: 411-6100.

Theater

Tim Etchells (GB): The Night Follows the Day. A performance ‘with children, but for adults’, with 17 youngsters, by Tim Etchells, the Artistic Director of longstanding festival favourite theatre company Forced Entertainment. (For further details please check the Handpicks page.) In Flamish language, with English and Hungarian subtitles. 8pm, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Pest, District IX, Liliom utca 41. Tel: 456-2055, 456-2050. www.trafo.hu

Dance

Kacsoh’s Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. 11am & 6pm, the Hungarian State Opera House, Andrássy út 22, Pest, District VI. Tel: 353-0170.
Aunt Holle. Budapest Dance Theater performance for children. 3pm, National Dance Theater, Színház utca 1-3, Buda, District I. Tel: 201-4407.

Live music

Fourtunes: 8pm, Colombus Jazz Club, Colombus Ship (Vigadó tér quai), Pest, District V. Tel: 266-9013.

Clubs & Parties

DJ Maestro (NL), Trio Exclusiv (A): (Details: Handpicks page.) 10pm, A38 Ship. Petôfi Bridge, Buda side. Tel: 464-3940. www.a38.hu




SUNDAY, JANUARY 18

Classical Music

Budapest Festival Orchestra: Rober Cohen (cello), Ion Marin (conductor), works by Prokofiev, Mussorgsky, Dvorák, Saint-Saëns. 7:45pm, Music Academy, Liszt Ferenc tér 8, Pest, District VI. Tel: 342-0179.

Dance

Kacsoh’s Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. 11am & 6pm, the Hungarian State Opera House, Andrássy út 22, Pest, District VI. Tel: 353-0170.

Live music

Fekete Kovács Quitet: 8pm, Colombus Jazz Club, Colombus Ship (Vigadó tér quai), Pest, V. Tel: 266-9013.




MONDAY, JANUARY 19

Classical Music

Hungarian Renaissance music: Weiner-Szász Chamber Symphony Orchestra, Hungarian State Opera House artists. 6pm, The Hungarian Radio, Studio 6, Pollack Mihály tér 8, Pest, District VIII. Tel: 328-8388.

Charity opera aria concert: Hungarian State Opera House artists, works by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Schubert, Donizetti, Lehár. 7pm, Óbudai Társaskör, Kiskorona utca 7, Buda, District III. Tel: 250-0288.

Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra: Works by Haydn, György Orbán, Schubert. 7:30pm, Palace of Arts, Komor Marcell utca 1, Pest, District IX. Tel: 555-3000.




TUESDAY, JANUARY 20

Classical Music

Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra: Works by Haydn, György Orbán, Schubert. 7:30pm, the Hungarian State Opera House, Andrássy út 22, Pest, District VI. Tel: 353-0170.

Theater

The Story Room. Scallabouche Company. 7:30pm, Merlin Theater, Gerlóczy utca 4, Pest, District V. Tel: 266-4632, 318-9844. www.scallabouche.com

Live music

Mystery Gang: Rockabilly. 8pm, Palace of Arts, Komor Marcell utca 1, Pest, District IX. Tel: 555-3000. www.mupa.hu




WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21

Classical Music

Bizet’s Carmen. 7pm, Thália Theater, Nagymezô utca 22-24, Pest, District VI. Tel: 331-0500.

Tchaikovsky’s Eugen Onegin. 7pm, the Hungarian State Opera House, Andrássy út 22, Pest, District VI. Tel: 353-0170.

Classical music by clarinet: Budapest Clarinet Quartet. 6pm, The Hungarian Radio, Marble Hall, Pollack Mihály tér 8, Pest, District VIII. Tel: 328-8388.

Nikolay Lugansky–piano concert: Works by Janácek, Prokofiev, Chopin. 7:30pm, Music Academy, Liszt Ferenc tér 8, Pest, District VI. Tel: 342-0179.

Live music

Van Der Graaf Generator (GB): Legendary British progressive rock band. (Details: Handpicks page.) 7:30pm, Palace of Arts, Komor Marcell utca 1, Pest, District IX. Tel: 555-3000. www.mupa.hu

Félix Lajkó: Concert by the violin virtuoso. Tickets: Ft3,500. 9pm, A38 Ship. Petôfi Bridge, Buda side. Tel: 464-3940. www.a38.hu




THURSDAY, JANUARY 22

Classical Music

Bizet’s Carmen. 7pm, Thália Theater, Nagymezô utca 22-24, Pest, District VI. Tel: 331-0500.

Forever Bach: Xavér Varnus organ concert series. 6pm, Palace of Arts, Komor Marcell utca 1, Pest, District IX. Tel: 555-3000.

Beethoven piano concertos and symphonies: Hungarian Telekom Symphony Orchestra, Dezsô Ránki (piano). 7:30pm, Music Academy, Liszt Ferenc tér 8, Pest, District VI. Tel: 342-0179.

Theater

My Chair Your Self. Scallabouche Company. 7:30pm, Merlin Theater, Gerlóczy utca 4, Pest, District V. Tel: 266-4632, 318-9844. www.scallabouche.com

One Set to Love. Madhouse Company. A twisted romance in one act. 7pm, Merlin Theater, Gerlóczy utca 4, Pest, Dist V. Tel: 266-4632. www.merlinszinhaz.hu

Dance

Kacsoh’s Snow White and The Seven Dvarfs. 6pm, the Hungarian State Opera House, Andrássy út 22, Pest, District VI. Tel: 353-0170.




FRIDAY, JANUARY 23

Classical Music

Bizet’s Carmen. 7pm, Thália Theater, Nagymezô utca 22-24, Pest, District VI. Tel: 331-0500.

Hungarian Virtuosos Chamber Orchestra: Miklós Szenthelyi (violin, conductor), works by Händel, Vivaldi, Mozart, Liszt-Wolf. 6pm, Parliament, Kossuth tér 5, Pest, District V. Tel: 201-9427.

Duna Symphonic Orchestra: Works by Brahms, Beethoven, Haydn. 7pm, Danube Palace, Zrínyi utca 5, Pest, District V. Tel: 317-2790.

National Philharmonic Orchestra: Dávid Báll (piano), Zoltán Kocsis (conductor), works by Liszt-Kocsis, Liszt, Kodály, Ravel. 7:30pm, Palace of Arts, Komor Marcell utca 1, Pest, District IX. Tel: 555-3000.

MÁV Symphony Orchestra: Tamás Vásáry (piano, conductor), works by Rossini, Mozart, Beethoven. 7:30pm, Music Academy, Liszt Ferenc tér 8, Pest, District VI. Tel: 342-0179.

Dance

Kacsoh’s Snow White and The Seven Dvarfs. 6pm, the Hungarian State Opera House, Andrássy út 22, Pest, District VI. Tel: 353-0170.

Live music

Oláh Kálmán Quartet: 8pm, Colombus Jazz Club, Colombus Ship (Vigadó tér quai), Pest, V. Tel: 266-9013.

Other

Bitch Moan and Wine (and whiskey) tasting at Treehugger Dan’s: 7:30pm-8pm, Dan’s Bookstore and Lounge. Lázár utca 16 (right behind Opera House), Pest, District VI. www.treehugger.hu, info@treehugger.hu

Worldview Cultural Café: A weekly cultural program in the Bahá'í Center in Budapest every Friday. Admission to all events is free. This week’s program: Esperanto presentation and workshop. 7pm, Ferenciek tere 3, bell #27, Pest, Dist V. Tel: 266-4004, info@bahai.hu, or www.bahai.hu (click on Programs or English for details).




SATURDAY, JANUARY 24

Classical Music

Bizet’s Carmen. 7pm, Thália Theater, Nagymezô utca 22-24, Pest, District VI. Tel: 331-0500.

Haydn concert: Pest County Symphony Orchestra. 3:30pm, Music Academy, Liszt Ferenc tér 8, Pest, District VI. Tel: 342-0179.

Opening-concert of Hungarian-Japanese Jubilee Year: Hungarian-Japanese Festive Orchestra, Failion Orchestra of the Opera House, works by Rezsô Ott, Mozart, Hayakawa Masaaki. 6pm, Hungarian Culture Foundation, Szentháromság tér 6, Buda, Dist I. Tel: 355-0122.

Debrecen Philharmonic Orchestra: Debrecen Kodály Choir works by Liszt, Farkas. 7:30pm, Palace of Arts, Komor Marcell utca 1, Pest, District IX. Tel: 555-3000.

The New York Metropolitan at the Palace of Arts: Live digital transmission of Cristoph Willibald Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, a production by Mark Morris from the Metropolitan. Stephanie Blythe, Danielle de Niese, Heidi Grant Murphy (vocals), James Levine (conductor). 1 hour 31 minutes, no intermission. 7pm, Palace of Arts, Komor Marcell utca 1, Pest, District IX. Tel: 555-3000. www.mupa.hu

Dance

Kacsoh’s Snow White and The Seven Dvarfs. 11am & 6pm, the Hungarian State Opera House, Andrássy út 22, Pest, District VI. Tel: 353-0170.

Live music

Bori Péterfi & Love Band: (Details: Handpicks page.) 8pm, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Pest, District IX, Liliom utca 41. Tel: 456-2055, 456-2050. www.trafo.hu

Lantos Zoltán Mirrorworld: 8pm, Colombus Jazz Club, Colombus Ship (Vigadó tér quai), Pest, V. Tel: 266-9013.

Clubs & Parties

Lützkirchen: German-Cuban minimal techno. (For further details please see Handpicks page.) 10pm, A38 Ship. Petôfi Bridge, Buda side. Tel: 464-3940. www.a38.hu




SUNDAY, JANUARY 25

Classical Music

Classical guitar concert: Veronika Ravasz, Lehel Budai, Balázs Szücsi (guitar), Budapest Guitar Orchestra, works by Bach, Farkas, Petit, Machado. 7pm, Danube Palace, Zrínyi utca 5, Pest, District V. Tel: 317-2790.

The Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra: Gergely Bogányi (piano), works by John Williams, Furtwängler. 7:30pm, Palace of Arts, Komor Marcell utca 1, Pest, District IX. Tel: 555-3000.

Mini Festival of Hungarian Contemporary Music: Gyôr Philharmonic Orchestra. 7:30pm, Palace of Arts, Komor Marcell utca 1, Pest, District IX. Tel: 555-3000.

Prague Chamber Orchestra: Paul Badura-Skoda (piano), works by Mozart. 7:30pm, Music Academy, Liszt Ferenc tér 8, Pest, District VI. Tel: 342-0179.

Dance

Kacsoh’s Snow White and The Seven Dvarfs. 11am & 6pm, Opera House, Andrássy út 22. Tel: 353-0170.

Live music

Zoltán Orosz & Friends: 8pm, Colombus Jazz Club, Colombus Ship (Vigadó tér quai), V. Tel: 266-9013.




MONDAY, JANUARY 26

Classical Music

Haydn concert: Trio Antiqua. 6pm, The Hungarian Radio, Marble Hall, Pollack Mihály tér 8, Pest, District VIII. Tel: 328-8388.




TUESDAY, JANUARY 27

Classical Music

Puccini’s La bohéme. 7pm, the Hungarian State Opera House, Andrássy út 22, Pest, Dist VI. Tel: 353-0170.

Organ concert: László Fassang, works by Swelinck, Frescobaldi, Bach, Buxtehude, Liszt, Alain. 7:30pm, Palace of Arts, Komor Marcell utca 1, Pest, District IX. Tel: 555-3000.




WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28

Classical Music

Tchaikovsky’s Eugen Onegin. 7pm, the Hungarian State Opera House, Andrássy út 22, Pest, District VI. Tel: 353-0170.

Corvinus String Quartet: Works by Hungarian contemporary composers. 5pm, Old Music Academy, Vörösmarty utca 35, Pest, District VI. Tel: 322-9804.

Early evening piano concert: Tihamér Hlavacsek, Balázs Szokolay, works by Schönberg, Stravinsky. 6pm, The Hungarian Radio, Marble Hall, Pollack Mihály tér 8, Pest, District VIII. Tel: 328-8388.

Szeged Symphony Orchestra: Works by Goldmark, Iván Madarász, R Strauss. 7:30pm, Palace of Arts, Komor Marcell utca 1, Pest, District IX. Tel: 555-3000.




THURSDAY, JANUARY 29

Classical Music

Mozart’s La nozze di Figaro. 6pm, the Hungarian State Opera House, Andrássy út 22, Pest, District VI. Tel: 353-0170.

Dance

Vicky Shick & Hedvig Fekete: Glimpse. The works of Hungarian-born, American choreographer Shick focuses on female existence in the phenomenon of aging and changing. Contemporary dance. 8pm, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Pest, District IX, Liliom utca 41. Tel: 456-2055, 456-2050. www.trafo.hu

Live music

Koala Fusion: 8pm, Colombus Jazz Club, Colombus Ship (Vigadó tér quai), Pest, V. Tel: 266-9013.

World music: György Ferenczy & Rackajam. 9pm, Old Man’s Music Pub, Akácfa utca 13. Tel: 322-7645.




JANUARY FRIDAY 30

Classical Music

Puccini’s La bohéme. 7pm, the Hungarian State Opera House, Andrássy út 22, Pest, District VI. Tel: 353-0170.

Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, Pécs: Sharon Kam (clarinet), Zsolt Hamar (conductor), works by Hindemith, Weber, Schumann. 7:30pm, Palace of Arts, Komor Marcell utca 1, Pest, District IX. Tel: 555-3000.

Mendelssohn evening: MÁV Symphony Orchestra, Dénes Várjon and Izabella Simon (piano). 7:30pm, Music Academy, Liszt Ferenc tér 8, Pest, District VI. Tel: 342-0179.

Dance

Vicky Shick & Hedvig Fekete: Glimpse. Contemporary dance. 8pm, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Pest, District IX, Liliom utca 41. Tel: 456-2055, 456-2050. www.trafo.hu

Clubs & Parties

Che Seduca (E): Rock, reggae and ska from the streets of Barcelona. Tickets: Ft2,500. 9pm, A38 Ship. Petôfi Bridge, Buda side. Tel: 464-3940. www.a38.hu

Other

NAWA meeting: North American Women’s Assotiation’s first general meeting will be held at the Franciscan House. Theme: Aspire, Endure, Persevere by Hungarian climber Anita Ugyan. Info: newcomers@nawabudapest.com or check www.nawabudapest.com





SATURDAY, JANUARY 31

Classical Music

Mozart’s La nozze di Figaro. 11am, the Hungarian State Opera House, Andrássy út 22, Pest, District VI. Tel: 353-0170.

Tchaikovsky’s Eugen Onegin. 7pm, the Hungarian State Opera House, Andrássy út 22, Pest, District VI. Tel: 353-0170.

The Chamber Music of Viennese Classics. Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra artists, works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven. 11am, Old Music Academy, Vörösmarty utca 35, Pest, District VI. Tel: 322-9804.

Óbuda Danubia Orchestra: Works by Bartók, Levente Gyöngyössy, Dohnányi. 7:30pm, Palace of Arts, Komor Marcell utca 1, Pest, District IX. Tel: 555-3000.

Dance

La Traviata. Yvette Bozsik Company. 7pm, National Dance Theater, Színház utca 1-3, Buda, District I. Tel: 201-4407.

Live music

Karim Ziad (ALG) concert: A fusion of traditional North African music, jazz and electronic. Support: Chalaban. 8pm, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Pest, District IX, Liliom utca 41. Tel: 456-2055. www.trafo.hu




SUNDAY, FEBURARY 1

Classical Music

Ránki’s King Pomádé’s New Dress. 11am, the Hungarian State Opera House, Andrássy út 22, Pest, District VI. Tel: 353-0170.

Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. 5pm, the Hungarian State Opera House, Andrássy út 22, Pest, District VI. Tel: 353-0170.

Hungarian contemporary composers’ evening: Concert by students of the Music Academy. 11am, Old Music Academy, Vörösmarty utca 35, Pest, District VI. Tel: 322-9804.






ON THE HORIZON



Budapest Opera Ball: Feb 21. www.operabal.com

AC/DC: March 23, Budapest Arena, Beyoncé: April 29, Budapest Arena, Jean Michelle Jarre: May 04, Debrecen, Kölcsey Center, Lenny Kravitz: June 15, Debrecen, Fônix Hall, Depeche Mode: June 23, Puskás Stadium. Info: www.livenation.hu

ABBA World Tour: Feb 11, Budapest Arena, Pink: March 24, Budapest Arena. Further information: www.showtimebudapest.hu

The BpSun Staff

15.01.2009




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