Venues: Budapest, Bem tér and Clark Ádám tér
Time: 11.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. 20 August 2012

On 20 August, visitors are awaited on the Danube Banks with a variety of family programmes, pop and classical music concerts, dance shows and puppet theatre performances from 10 a.m. on.

Venues and programmes:


11.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. János Pályi: Vitéz László, puppet theatre
In this scintillating puppet glove play, Vitéz László in a red hat teaches the devils a lesson. We may even find that there are children with special juggling skills amongst the audience. Vitéz László’s „right hand”, in the very sense of the term, is János Pályi, who won awards of best puppeteer at several international and local festivals for his performance in this play.

12.00 p.m. – 1.00 p.m. Szekér Theatre: The kingdom of András, the smith
We may view the Merry Fair Comedy of Szekér Theatre on the stage at Clark Ádám tér. One fine morning, András, the smith finds himself in luck; the tricky king gives him his kingdom for one day. And as it is not an easy job and is a far from agreeable task, András, the smith soon discovers that what was shiny as gold only yesterday may well be dark and disagreeable tomorrow.

1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. Lunch break
During the lunch break, the live broadcast of Hungarian Radio will entertain the audience.

2.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. Folk dance show
From 2.30 p.m., the outdoor folk dance performances of the Kökényes Folk Dance Ensemble from Dicsőszentmárton in Transylvania and Kedves Banda will feature in the show.

3.00 pm. – 4.00 p.m. Bread blessing, followed by a Harvest March to St. Stephen’s Basilica

A speech will be delivered by Gábor Tamás Nagy, Mayor of the 1st District.

4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. Bálint Bársony and the Sunshine Love

From 4.00 p.m., the programmes at Clark Ádám tér will continue with the outdoor concert of Bálint Bársony and the Sunshine Love. The band’s album entitled Sunshine Jazz released in 2009 became a platinum CD on the first day of its release, and the band were awarded the prize of best jazz CD in 2010. One of the special features of their 20 August concert is that harp artist Klári Bábel will also accompany them, and they will together invite us to join them on a genuine musical trip, from swing all the way to classical music. Members of the band: Bálint Bársony, Klári Bábel, Fanni Sárközi, Attila Rieger, Béla Piri, Gergely Tar and Balázs Végh.

5.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. Hot Jazz Band

From 5.00 p.m., one of Hungary’s most popular jazz bands will entertain the audience with a concert featuring pieces from the nineteen-twenties and thirties. The excellent musicians revive the golden age of swing with a great sense of humour and ease. The band that has been on the road for twenty years has made its mark in the popularisation of Hungarian dance music and jazz between the two World Wars but also released an album to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of Gershwin’s birth. Whirling swing or crackling Dixieland, Charleston or rag – whatever classical style, the Hot Jazz Band presents it in a masterly fashion.


2.00 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. Performance of the Hungarian National Brass Quintet

This chamber orchestra was formed by the artist-instructor students of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. Their repertoire features every style, from the Renaissance to contemporary music. The brass quintet is characterised most by a light but virtuoso tone and performing style. The chief mission of the artists is to popularise Hungarian musical culture in Hungary and beyond the borders.

2.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. Concert of the Finance Guards Orchestra

The Finance Guards Orchestra is a popular professional wind band that enjoys national acclaim. The leading conductor of the orchestra is Finance Guards Colonel Ferenc Kapi-Horváth, while the conductor is Finance Guards Major Alex Nyers. Their repertoire covers a wide range of styles and genres; from traditional wind marches to contemporary wind music. They play opera, operetta and musical pieces, classical and contemporary wind compositions and light music. Their musical performances combined with formation exercises are always highly popular with the audiences.

3.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. Performance of the Hungarian National Brass Quintet

The chamber orchestra performs for the second time during the course of the afternoon.

3.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Promenade concert of the Finance Guards Orchestra

In closure of the programmes at Bem tér, the Finance Guards Orchestra bids farewell to the celebrating public with promenade music.