September 15. 2013 (Sunday) 19:00
30th Anniversary Gala of the Budapest Festival Orchestra

Opening Gala for the 30th Anniversary Season of the Budapest Festival Orchestra



THE BUDAPEST FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA, praised by the New York Times as "the best orchestra on the planet", gave its very first concert 30 years ago in 1983. The 30th AnniversarySeason of 2013-2014 will be kicked off with an exclusive Season Opening Gala with Iván Fischerat the Museum of Applied Arts at 7 pm on the 15th September.


The evening will be honoured by Royal Patron Princess Michael of Kent, also by Neelie Kroes,Vice-President of the European Commission, Tibor Benedek, three times Olympic Champion, head coach of the National Water Polo Team and István Tarlós, Mayor of Budapest.


At this spectacular evening, members of the Orchestra would like to thank the friends and patrons of the orchestra for their dedication and support. We hope you join us for welcome cocktails, a gala dinner and to excellent musical performances.


I will definitely be there and truly hope to be joined by many of you. In case of at least ten Harvard Club member guests our very prestigious organization would hold a Harvard Club Hungary Table(individual donations of 50.000 HUF per person, or 800.000 HUF for a table of ten).


I am personally looking forward to meeting you at the BFZ gala dinner on September 15, 2013. In order to reserve a Harvard Club Table in case of sufficient interest, I kindly ask you to send us a note on your registration by Monday, 9th September at the latest.


Would you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or for further information about the Gala: BFZ phone: +36 (1) 489 43 33; E-mail: