Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Budapest’s New Palace of Art

"Budapest’s Palace of Art was designed with the intention of building not only for today but for the future. The complex has created a dialogue between the traditional and the avant-garde in all art forms. Fitted with state-of-the-art technology, the building houses the Ludwig Museum, the National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chorus and Music Library, as well as the National Dance Theatre. The complex gives room for the Festival Theatre, and includes the impressive National Concert Hall. The Palace of Arts is located in the Millennium City Centre, right next to the National Theatre. Its size allows for staging large-scale performances as well. The programme for 2005 features international stars in dance and musical performances, classical music concerts, art exhibitions and other events. Through these programmes, the complex on the eastern embankment of the Danube in Budapest’s Ninth District will be one of the most buoyant cultural and social venues in all of Central Europe." ...

Source: www.danubiusmagazin.hu/ magazin/2005_1/mupa_e.html

The Chicago Youth Orchestra in rehearsal at the new National Concert Hall, Budapest, Hungary.

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