The first phase of the festival took place between September 17 and 30 in Budapest, in a new take on Mupa’s eight-year tradition of thematic festivals, organized in cooperation with Iván Fischer’s Budapest Festival Orchestra, they said.

The events in Berlin include lieder concerts, films, and photo exhibitions. Fischer will conduct the Budapest Festival Orchestra at a concert featuring Croatian pianist Dejan Lazic. A concert of world-famous Hungarian guitarist Ferenc Snetberger will conclude the festival, the organizers said.