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Dear Fellow Xpat,

As you know one topic is taking over our lives these days...

Hence the breaking news section below is dedicated to bringing you essential information about the coronavirus situation in Hungary.

To help lift the mood during these days of international crisis, first up for your interest is a guide to some of the best events being broadcasted online these days.

You see many local theatres and orchestras have decided to show their live performances online, which are held behind closed doors due to the current state of emergency in Hungary. Here are just 3 examples:

1. Budapest Festival Orchestra will hold Quarantine Soirées every day to provide the audience with a musical experience even in the absence of major orchestral concerts.

2. Budapest Music Academy will live stream a Beethoven concert with József Balog from on their YouTube Channel starting at 11am on 22 March.

3. Budapest Palace of Arts, although not showing live performances these days, its Media Library is now available without registration, offering 100+ concerts and performances in HD-quality.

You can enjoy more online events via our Calendar highlights below
- and via this link to Free Online Performances in March.
- and via this link to Free Online Museum Tours

Now here's hoping you like what's in it for you this week.

Best wishes, Team XpatLoop

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Calendar highlights

Free Livestream: Quarantine Soirées By Budapest Festival Orchestra

Musicians of the Budapest Festival Orchestra will hold Quarantine Soirées every day to provide the audience with a musical experience even in the absence of major orchestral concerts.

19 March - 1034 Budapest, Selmeci u. 14.

Free Online Broadcast: Budafok Concert Night

The Budafok Dohnányi Orchestra will make its March 13 concert at the Budafok Concert Night on their YouTube channel on March 20.

20 March

Free Online Broadcast: Ultra Virtual Audio Festival

This music fest will feature exclusive live DJ Sets from artists who were originally scheduled to perform at Ultra Music Festival: Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Above & Beyond, Major Lazer, Lost Frequencies.

20 March

Free Online Broadcast: Beethoven Concert @ Budapest Music Academy

The Budafok Dohnányi Orchestra broadcasts a Beethoven concert with József Balog from the Music Academy in Hungary.

22 March - 1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.

Daniel Ali Lugosi Concert: Livestream @ BMC

Daniel Ali Lugosi, the first winner of the Virtuoso TV Classical Music Talent Show, gives a solo concert at Budapest Music Centre - this will be followed on the Facebook page of Virtuózok.

23 March - 1093 Budapest, Mátyás u. 8.

Berliner Philharmoniker Concert Streams

There are over 600 orchestral concerts from the Berliner Philharmoniker in the Digital Concert Hall, including 15 concerts with the new chief conductor Kirill Petrenko.

24 March

Free Online Broadcast: Nightly MET Opera Streams has launched “Nightly Met Opera Streams,” a free series of encore 'Live in HD' presentations streamed online during the coronavirus closure of the MET.

25 March


Are You Missing UK TV & Premier League Football In Hungary?

Here's your solution! This TV service for expats in Hungary is provided by expat Jerry, to give you all UK channels, plus stations from 38 other counties inc. a wide range from Europe, USA, Canada, South America, and more.

Home Delivery From Paris Budapest Restaurant

Now you can enjoy a 5 course family menu by Paris Budapest Restaurant at home! They deliver upon request (additional charges apply) or you can pick up your order from the restaurant's home in Sofitel Budapest.

Important Notice From City Taxi Budapest

"We would like to inform City Taxi’s kind customers that during the time of the coronavirus – prepared for possible office closures – we operate our call center in home office mode and with limited staff."

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