National Philharmonic Concert

True to our traditions, the rich program of the Budapest Summer Festival will include an appearance by the National Philharmonic Orchestra on Margaret Island this year as well, naturally showcasing a new, grand and soul-stirring, concert. One of our country’s most distinguished symphonic ensembles, it guarantees the highest quality in classical music. In the first portion of their special June concert, we can enjoy the sparkling harmonies in Karl Goldmark’s Rustic Wedding Symphony, actually the composer’s first symphonic work. In the second portion, we will hear the timeless melodies and rich themes of Mussorgsky’s best-known piano cycle, Pictures at an Exhibition, in the grand orchestra adaptation by Maurice Ravel which has conquered the entire world.
First half of the concert program: Rustic Wedding Symphony by Karl Goldmark 
Second half of the concert program: Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky


Featuring the National Philharmonic Orchestra
Coductor: Zsolt Hamar
An Open-Air Theatre production.

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June 2019

Margaret Island

Margaret Island provides a peaceful hideaway from hectic downtown Budapest with large green areas, flowery gardens, old trees, and lots of entertainment.

The festival program on Margaret island is rich and diverse: concerts, musicals, dance shows, theatrical performances for children and adults, comedies at three venues:


  • Open-Air Theater in Városmajor (Buda) – venue for many children programs
  • the Open-Air Theater on Margaret Island (trams 4 and 6, Margitsziget stop) and
  • the Water Tower on Margaret Island.
Majtényi Mihály,
© Majtényi Mihály,
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