The Budapest Festival Orchestra is more than just music.

The Budapest Festival Orchestra

The BFO is not just about music, but civil courage too, as the orchestra is operated by an independent non-profit organization, the BFO Foundation. The history of the BFO also testifies to how lasting cultural value can be created and maintained through collaboration between the public and private sector. The Festival Orchestra is the orchestra of audiences, of music-loving citizens. It would not exist without its generous sponsors.

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American Friends of the Budapest Festival Orchestra supports the American tours and educational activities of the Orchestra. We are a United States section 501(c) 3 not for profit organization and are tax deductible for US taxpayers. Please note, donations are non-refundable.


Members of FBFO enjoy opportunities to attend benefit concerts and special events with members of the orchestra throughout the year in the U.S. and abroad.