Let’s take a look at the modern side of the upcoming Spring Festival too, since its program is also very rich and it offers not only musical highlights but excellent exhibitions as well. Jazz, electropop, Fado and many further genres will be represented so that every visitor may satisfy their desire for music.
Even if it is not possible to celebrate the arrival of spring in a more grandiose way than with Verdi’s “Aida” or Schubert’s “Quartet”, it’s still worth taking a look at the musicians represented at the Budapesti Tavaszi Fesztivál besides the classics. One thing is for sure: groovy jazz or rhythmic beat can catapult us into the fickle springtime without a problem.
Jazz, electropop or exotic music experiences
Spring is the season of feelings. This is clear to every music lover at least since Antonio Vivaldi composed his perfect “Four Seasons”.
The concert of Swiss band Colin Vallon Trio will also be full of emotions – but still modern – on April 15. The experimental jazz creates a wall of sound from minimalist but deeply penetrating tones, which wraps you up immediately without a chance to resist.
If you are looking for a more poppy entry into the spring months, we suggest the headliner of the “Popular Music” category playing on April 23. British singer Victoria Christina Hesketh and her band Little Boots will perform on the party boat A38 with their album “Business Pleasure”. In terms of her voice and music she compares to singers such as La Roux or Florence and the Machines.
If you are looking for exotic spring experiences you should not miss out on the concert of the Portuguese Ana Moura on April 16. Here’s why not: Fado is a Portuguese music style; the songs are about unreciprocated love and passion. Moura, however, revolutionised the traditional Fado style by combining jazzy elements with classic guitar to create an individual style. Thanks to her raspy and smoky voice, “Ana Moura’s Evening of Fado” promises a fiery atmosphere.
The music of Tunisia’s Dhafer Youssef could not be more different. It reminds us of oriental music blended with warm guitar tones. His new album “Bird Requiem Quartet” takes our mind to lands far away and satisfies our desire for sunshine, even if only in the land of fantasy.
However, the cultural offer does not end with music. For lovers of art there will be, besides the already mentioned exhibition of filmmaker Vilmos Zsigmond, the exhibition “Több Fényt” (More Light) opening on April 13 in the Új Budapest Galéria, which will, to tell you so much, deliver some inspiring moments of enlightenment.
More information about these and other programs is available at the website of the Spring Festival. Tickets are already available. The festival is one of the most popular cultural events in the year and attracts many visitors from abroad as well, so it is advisable to book early.
Budapest Spring Festival 2015
From April 10 to 26