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Herald New: Italy’s Barry White – MÜPA @ Budapest

Friday, September 27. 2019.

8 p.m – 9.45 p.m.

Palace of Arts (MÜPA)

Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

District, IX., 1. Komor Marcell Street.

Whether heard previously about Mario Biondi or not here will be a coming up concert worthwhile to be present at the Müpa. His voice baritone and mellow coupled with romantic, melancholy melody will surely entertain the audience  to hear Barry White’s (R.I.P.) catchy tone.

The Italian Barry White – that pretty much sums up everything about the Sicilian-born Mario Bondi: with his sensually crooning voice, he is an extremely popular interpreter of soul and R&B tunes. Born Mario Ranno, the singer probably had his fate set out for him in advance, as his father, Stefano Biondi, was himself a hit factory, while other family members – his grandmother as a singer and his great-grandfather as a painter – also enjoyed widespread acclaim in the arts. Mario launched his professional career as a teenager: he was all of 17 years old when he took the stage alongside Ray Charles, with the cream of the crop of Italian vocalists also taking up inviting him to their recording sessions and concerts. He would not deny that Isaac Hayes, Luther Vandross and Donnie Hathaway all had a major influence on the development of his own style.

He exploded onto the international music scene and public consciousness in 2004 with his first real hit: This Is What You Are. This number, which he recorded with the High Five Quintet, climbed to the top of numerous charts, inspired numerous remixes and was performed at the Sanremo Music Festival. But Biondi still would not end up sticking with this style, instead going on to experiment with other musical directions ranging from jazz and funk to pop and Brazilian sounds. His popularity has continued unabated into the current decade.

Outstanding proof of this fact is his 2013 album Sun, which features such guest artists as Leon Ware, Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau and James Taylor. Never waiting for the wave of success to subside, Biondi instead rode it and came out with Mario Christmas, a CD of holiday tunes that kept him in the spotlight. He performs his songs in impeccable English. Although it is rare for him to sing in his mother tongue, at the Bridging Europe festival he will deliver a few songs in Italian.

(Müpa Budapest is one of Hungary’s best known cultural brands and one of its most modern cultural institutions. It brings together the many and varied disciplines of the arts in unique fashion by providing a home for classical, contemporary, popular and world music, not to mention jazz and opera, as well as contemporary circus, dance, literature and film. The venue known to Hungarians simply as Müpa opened its doors in 2005 to offer cultural events of the highest quality to the diverse audiences for the above genres.)

Please note that only tickets purchased from the Müpa website and official ticket offices are guaranteed to be valid.

Ticket prices: 3900HUF/5900HUF/7900HUF/9900HUF/12900HU

Source: Müpa Budapest

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11th Marathon Day – Bernstein and American Music – MÜPA – Budapest

This week-end have had not already decided where, what, how to spend your your late morning hours and/or evening time!?!

MÜPA – 1095 District IX., 1. Komor Marcell Street


Below can choose from a variety of options just for the day … one day, eleven concerts, 500 minutes of pure music and an atmosphere like no other. Held in co-operation with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, and one of the most popular and anticipated annual events of Müpa Budapest, the Marathon 2018., puts on display the works of a given composer each season, their pieces played by the most intriguing musicians of the Hungarian music scene. Held at the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall and the Festival Theater, the recitals start late morning and last until late in the evening each day.

Past instalments of the Marathon featured Tchaikovsky, Bach, Beethoven, Bartók, Mozart, Schubert, Dvořák and Stravinsky while last year, in 2016, we broke with tradition, showcasing two composers in Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann. This year, in 2017, the limelight was on Brahms. In 2018, the eleventh Marathon will focus on the Grand Master of the American Dream: Leonard Bernstein. And once again, we will go against tradition by showcasing the very best of 20th century American music.

On the day of the Marathon, Müpa Budapest will host eleven 45-minute long mini concerts. The chamber pieces will be performed in the Festival Theater, and the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall will be the venue for the orchestral pieces. Students of the Liszt Academy of Music will be performing at the Glass Hall throughout the day; attendance at these latter Glass Hall concerts is free of charge. In addition, those coming to the Marathon for more than music will be shown projection shows at the Müpa Budapest Auditorium and an exhibition in the foyer.

The ticket price for the mini concerts is 990HUF. Buy tickets for three mini concerts and attend a fourth for free of charge! This way you can listen to all 11 concerts for a total price of only 8,910HUF instead of the full price of 10,890HUF.

In order to take advantage of the Marathon discount online, add the tickets for all the performances you wish to see to your cart. In your cart, you can check – depending on the number of concerts selected – to which performance(s) you are receiving your tickets as a gift, i.e. at a price of ZeroHUF

Please note that the tickets you receive for free upon the use of the discount must also be added to your cart.

The ticket prices already coming at a discount, the discount percentages awarded for the Silver, Gold and Platinum levels of the Müpa+ Loyalty Program cannot be used for the purchase of Marathon tickets. The loyalty points awarded will naturally be credited upon purchases made with the Müpa+ card at out ticket offices as well as for purchases made on our website.

Telephone:+36 1 555 3000

Source: MÜPA

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