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Concerts in St. Stephen Basilica Budapest

St. Stephen Basilica Budapest hosts a very popular organ-concert series performed by some of Hungary’s most praised musicians.

St Stephen's Basilica in Budapest
St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest

The breathtakingly beautiful neoclassical church, its magical settings and its renowned acoustics make the perfect spot for losing yourself in some heart warming classical music composed by prestigious composers including Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Vivaldi.

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Dates

2016, November: 17, 24

2016, December: 1, 15, 22, 29

2017, January: 5

Organ Music in St Stephen's Basilica in Budapest
Organ Music in St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest

2017, March: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

2017, April: 6, 20, 27 April

2017, May : 4, 11, 18, 25

2017, June : 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

2017, July : 6, 13, 20, 27

2017, August : 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

2017, September : 7, 9, 14, 21, 28

2017, October : 5, 12, 19, 26

2017, November : 9, 16, 23, 30

2017, December : 7, 14, 21, 28

Prices:

Category 1: 28 EUR

Category 2: 22.5 EUR

Category 3: 16 EUR

Category 1 with hotel pick up drop off service: 38 EUR

Category 2 with hotel pick up drop off service: 32.5 EUR

Category 3 with hotel pick up drop off service: 26 EUR

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Reduced Prices (Students)

Organ Concerts in St Stephen's Basilica in Budapest
Organ Concerts in St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest

Category 1: 26 EUR

Category 2: 21 EUR

Category 3: 15 EUR

Category 1 with hotel pick up drop off service: 36 EUR

Category 2 with hotel pick up drop off service: 31 EUR

Category 3 with hotel pick up drop off service: 25 EUR

Program:

  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Concerto in D minor BWV 593 (Allegro, Adagio, Allegro)
  • Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751): Adagio
  • Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682): Pieta Signore
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Andante in C major K 315
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Ave Maria
  • Liszt Ferenc (1811-1866): Fantasy on the Name B-A-C-H
  • Georges Bizet (1838-1875): Agnus Dei
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Minuet and Badinerie from Suite in B minor BWV 1067
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Toccata and Fuge in D minor BWV 565

The concert starts at 20:00, and takes 70 minutes, without any intermission.

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Adapted by Miklos Teleki, a prominent Hungarian organist, the concert includes arias performed by Kolos Kovats, one of the most famous and talented concert and oratorio singer in Hungary who received

Organ Music in St Stephen's Basilica in Budapest
Organ Music in St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest

the Liszt Ferenc prize (1977), Merit of Art (1984), and the highest prize Hungarian artist can acquire, the Kossuth Prize in 1992.

For a more magical music experience flute performance is added to the concert as well and it is played by the revered Eleonora Krusic accompanied by the organ.

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