'Bridging Europe 2019', Palace Of Arts Budapest, 18 – 27 September

  • 26 Jun 2019 7:05 AM
'Bridging Europe 2019', Palace Of Arts Budapest, 18 – 27 September
This year the diverse programme of Bridging Europe focuses on Italy. The event series, organised jointly by the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Müpa Budapest, enters its seventh year of showcasing works from a given country with exciting cultural values – from music through fine arts to literature.

During the event series, we get the chance to become intimately familiar with the pizzica of Southern Italy – where tradition holds that this unbridled dance is the best cure for the bite of the tarantula – as Müpa Budapest is set to host the very best pizzica bands in the world.

Tambourinist/singer Rachele Andrioli and accordionist Rocco Nigro are more than at home in a wide range of genres, from Southern Italian dance music to Portuguese fado and Mexican ranchera. Also gracing the stage will be living pizzica legend Mimmo Epifani accompanied by his band, as well as the leading light of the pizzica revival, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino.

One of the most anticipated events is the concert by the Italian Barry White, Mario Biondi, whose sensuously booming baritone is instantly recognisable. The jazz and soul maestro rarely sings in Italian, but this time he will make an exception and deliver several songs in his mother tongue.

There can be no event series on Italy without world-famous film scores: the quartet made up of the very best of the Italian jazz scene will be playing a selection of well-known themes by Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota under the name Cinema Italia.

Immersion in the Italian experience, of course, would not be complete without literature: the Italian literary evening of Literarium Extra showcases works by well-known Italian authors as interpreted by outstanding actors, with popular author Daniele Benati also in attendance as a special guest for the night.

Detailed program:

18 September 2019, 10 am  - Festival Square, Foyer

Fortepan - photo exhibition

18 September 2019, 10 am - Banner Square
Orpheus in Budapest

18 September 2019, 7:45 pm - Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Monteverdi: La favola d'Orfeo
Ticket prices: HUF 3000 / 5100 / 6600 / 9400 / 15300

20 September 2019, 7:45 pm - Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Monteverdi: La favola d'Orfeo
Ticket prices: HUF 3000 / 5100 / 6600 / 9400 / 15300

20 September 2019, 8 pm - Festival Theatre
Rachele Andrioli & Rocco Nigro / Mimmo Epifani & The Barbers
Ticket prices: HUF 2500 / 3200 / 3900

21 September 2019, 3 pm -  Auditorium
La Dolce Vita (1960)
Ticket prices: HUF 1500

21 September 2019, 7:30 pm - Auditorium
The Great Beauty (La grande bellezza; 2013)
Ticket prices: HUF 1500

21 September 2019, 8 pm - Festival Theatre
Cinema Italia
Ticket prices: HUF 2500 / 3200 / 3900 

22 September 2019, 3 pm  - Auditorium
8½ (Otto e mezzo; 1963)
Ticket prices: HUF 1500

22 September 2019, 3:30 pm - Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
 
Schubert, Berio, Bach and Respighi
Ticket prices: HUF 3000 / 5100 / 6600 / 9400 / 15300

22 September 2019, 6 pm - Atrium
Cuncordu e Tenore de Orosei

22 September 2019, 7:30 pm - Auditorium
Youth (2015)
Ticket prices: HUF 1500

22 September 2019, 7:30 pm -  Atrium
Ilaria Graziano & Francesco Forni

22 September 2019, 8 pm - Festival Theatre
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino
Ticket prices: HUF 3500 / 4500 / 5500

22 September 2019, 9 pm - Atrium
Cluster

23 September 2019, 7:45 pm - Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Schubert, Berio, Bach and Respighi
Ticket prices: HUF 3000 / 5100 / 6600 / 9400 / 15300

23 September 2019, 8 pm - Glass Hall
Italian literary evening
Ticket prices: HUF 2300

26 September 2019, 7:45 pm - Festival Theatre
Scelsi, Sollima and Castiglioni
Ticket prices: HUF 4400

27 September 2019, 7:45 pm - Festival Theatre
Scelsi, Sollima and Castiglioni
Ticket prices: HUF 4400

27 September 2019, 8 pm - Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Mario Biondi
Ticket prices: HUF 3900 / 5900 / 7900 / 9900 / 12900

More:
Mupa.hu

Photo:
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino – by Vincenzo de Pinto

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