Free Style Chamber Orchestra, Fonó Budapest, 29 October


Free Style Chamber Orchestra, Fonó Budapest, 29 October
When Free Style Chamber Orchestra was formed in 2004 it caused quite a stir on the Hungarian jazz scene.

It was the first ongoing professional chamber orchestra in Hungary that included the strings and winds typical of a classical chamber orchestra, along with hurdy-gurdy and a jazz combo.

Director of the ensemble is Erkel Award winning composer Nagy János Yancha. Amongst members of the group are ‘eMeRTon’ and Artisjus award winning jazz musicians. For 17 years now Free Style Chamber Orchestra has played a definitive role in Hungarian jazz life; they perform regularly at jazz festivals at home in Hungary and abroad.

Their fourth record “Az üveghegyen túl” was released in spring of 2021.

The youth concert presents the material from the new recording, most of which was composed by Nagy János, though will also include compositions by bass guitarist Frey György and young talent now studying composition in Vienna - Nagy Ábel Márton.

The album includes arrangements of two Hungarian folk songs “Jöjj meg, Duna” and “Indulj el egy úton” which were written earlier by Nagy János and the late bass guitarist Vasvári Pál. Folk singer Kubinyi Júlia joins the ensemble for these two songs.
Place: Fonó Budapest
Address: 1116 Budapest Sztregova u 3.
  • How does this event make you feel?