Education and Music

The National Philharmonic Orchestra has for many years made great effort to connect people to the love of music. Our In the Rehearsal Room chamber music events are immensely popular, where our artistic directors, members of the orchestra and the chairman introduces the audiences to interesting facts and secrets about the composer the works or the instruments, which can go long way in helping to understand a work or a composer.

Our family matinée concerts are held on Sunday mornings and afternoons, offering fascinating new programmes every season. The matinée concerts are all about music, often complemented by amusing facts.

We host regular events for our Friends and Patrons, which are not necessarily music-related, as well as guided tours in the arts and styles.

Music on tour educational events

Music on tour is a programme for schools, part of the National Philharmonic’s educational project.

The objective of the programme was to

  • connect children, young people and adults to classical music by helping them understand the language of music and by helping them listen, notice and discover music; and
  • provide “food for the soul” in an increasingly complex world to help music strike root in the mind of the listeners.

Launched in 2015, under the programme the National Philharmonic went to schools and music schools in 26 villages in disadvantaged areas of Hungary, and took with them the experience of music and help music students in “small master courses”. In 2016 we visited 67 villages to play live music to 100–300 children in each place.

If you know about a town or village or school in your environment that you believe would benefit from our live performances, please send us the name and contact information of the school to the following e-mail address:

In the first half of 2017 we visited Bonyhád, Kiskunhalas, Beremend, Tiszafüred, Isaszeg, Rábacsécsény, Csorna, Hajdúböszörmény, Hajdúdorog, Komló and Budapest several times.

In the second half of 2017 we plan to visit Budapest once more, to be followed by visits to Szolnok, Záhony, Nyíregyháza, Berettyóújfalu and we will return to Komló.

In the first half of 2018 nine schools will be expecting us. A new call for interest will be launched with the objective to deepen the love of music and take classical music to far-away regions, where access to concerts is extremely difficult.