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Summer Night in the Music Gallery on the Night of Museums

Concerts, stargazing, exhibitions, spritzers on the terrace and mystery hunt with PFZ

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Arnold Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)
Gergely Kesselyák: Missa Allegra

Ágnes Molnár – soprano
Zoltán Nyári – tenor
Levente Molnár – baritone
Anna Györfi – poem
Csaba László – poem
Pannon Philharmonic Festival Choir (choirmaster: András Vass)

Conducted by: Gergely Kesselyák

Ticket prices: Admission ticket for the concert is HUF 3000, which entitles you to register for a limited availability offer for a musical stroll and a house visit as well. Participation in the musical stroll and the house visit will take place on a first-come, first-served basis. » Scroll down to register for the stroll! » Scroll down to register for the house visit! » » Free entry to all the other programmes! » » Ticket discounts: » - General discounts for the concerts of the Pannon Philharmonic are also available for this event. » - Pannon Philharmonic Kodály, Pannonicum, Flirt and Pannon subscription-ticket holders are entitled to free (HUF 0) admission tickets by presenting their subscription ticket. » - Holders of a wristband for the programmes organised by the Janus Pannonius Museum for the Night of Museums, can purchase admission tickets for HUF 2000. » Discounts cannot be stacked or combined and can only be obtained at the Kodály Centre ticket office!
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Event held between 6 pm and 7.30 pm

SOLD OUT! Sounds of Pécs - A unique musical pleasure walk from the Basilica of Pécs to the Kodály Centre. Please note that this event is subject to cancellation in bad weather.

This event, led by the co-host of our Flirt Series, András Kövér (Kövi) and tour guide Zsuzsi Szilágyi, is a delightful journey through the musical history of Pécs.  An exciting and fun walk, spiced with surprises on the star tendril of the musical memorials of Pécs led by the co-host of our Flirt Series, András Kövér (Kövi) and tour guide Zsuzsi Szilágyi.

Dear Audience, we really appreciate your interest but unfortunately the programme is sold out and we are unable to accept any further registration requests. Thank you for your understanding.



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Event held between 6 pm and 7.30 pm

House Roaming and Secret Hunt with the Musicians of the PFZ.

This event offers a unique opportunity to explore the backstage and secret places of the Kodály Centre, guided by the musicians themselves.The orchestra members are eagerly awaiting the 'free roamers' of the backstage in the lobby and some secret places of the Kodály Centre. We can delve into behind-the-scenes secrets, try our hands on the instruments, and even win a surprise gift as Secret Hunters connecting with the most musicians.

The programme is open to the public with a ticket for the concert but registration is required! You can register in person at the Kodály Centre's ticket office or by filling in the form available HERE. and providing your name, e-mail address and the barcode on your ticket Participation will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Event held between 6 pm and 7.30 pm

Balokány Grove: Quintessence with Gergely Kesselyák (Rain venue: Kodály Centre, Room 103)

Get ready for an engaging conversation with the esteemed chief conductor Gergely Kesselyák and Director Zsolt Horváth about the upcoming concerts of PFZ's next season, 'Secret', the mysteries of creative work, and Kesselyák's composition, which is set to premiere that very evening in Pécs. At the end of the conversation, we will have the privilege to meet the Association for Pécs' Music and Musicians, founded by the Lickl-prize winners of the Pannon Philharmonic. The musical inserts played by PFZ's wind quintet will add a vibrant touch to the conversation.

Entry to the programme is free of charge!


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8 pm - 8.45 pm: Concert Part I

Transfigured Night with Poetry, Music and Animation

The musicians of the Pannon Philharmonic will take part in a high-quality audition at the beginning of June. The orchestral material of the audition requiring individual preparation is Schoenberg's Transfigured Night, an early piece written before the composer's atonal art and an excellent example of the "Beautiful 20th century" sought by Gergely Kesselyák. Through the performance of this challenging work, the musicians will showcase the present state of their preparedness before an independent professional jury. However, the orchestra will not stop inside the walls of the rehearsal room and they will perform the piece for a broad audience on 22 June. Thanks to renowned actors, another special feature of the piece at the centre of the evening will be the performance of Richard Dehmel's poem "Transfigured Night", which inspired the composition.

The students of SZFE's opera director Gergely Kesselyák and PTE's digital art students under the tuition of Balázs Kovács will create an animation together. Gergely Kesselyák will conduct the work. Zsófia Papp, student of Graphic Design, Richárd Késmárki, student of Communication and Media Studies, Balázs Kovács, lecturer, PTE-MK Electronic Music Media Art and Kristóf Weber, composer, are going to contribute to the creation and screening of Transfigured Night. The performance is conducted by Gergely Kesselyák.

The concert is open to the public with a ticket. Ticket price: 3000 HUF.

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9.30 pm – 10.15 pm  Concert Part II

Merry Summer Night Mass

In the second half of the concert, we can enjoy another gorgeous 20th-century piece: the audience of Pécs can hear Gergely Kesselyák's own work, Missa Allegra, for the first time, which the conductor and opera director, also a composer, wrote in his twenties. Among others, the Festival Choir of the Pannon Philharmonic is engaged in performing this merry mass.

The concert is open to the public with a ticket. Ticket price: 3000 HUF.

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Ongoing activities taking place in the Kodály Centre between 6 pm and 11 pm:


  • Buffet and main staircase: Spritzer Terrace

The buffet of the Kodály Centre offers special alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshment for this evening, which can be enjoyed sitting, standing and lounging in the buffet and on the space in front of the concert hall, on the stairs, in the park and on the roof terrace. 

Entry to the programme is free of charge!

  • Roof terrace: Star Gazing on Beanbags

On the roof terrace of the Kodály Centre, our guests can relax on beanbags and listen to Gustav Holst's composition The Planets.

Entry to the programme is free of charge!

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A unique gastronomic experience awaits the audience: for the evening, as Gergely Kesselyák has created an exclusive PFZ-spritzer which will also be available at the buffet.

Entry to the programme is free of charge!

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Lobby: Special Orchestral Scores

In the lobby, you can scroll through the orchestral scores of works dedicated to the Pannon Philharmonic, such as those by Peter Eötvös, Sándor Balassa, and Levente Gyöngyösi.

Entry to the programme is free of charge!


Chamber Hall Left: Night Photo Show with A Midsummer Night's Dream

In the Chamber Hall of the Kodály Centre, visitors interested in art can enjoy the works of Zsolt Dékány, the official photographer of PFZ, taken at night, in nature and urban spaces while listening to Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Entry to the programme is free of charge!


Chamber Hall Right: 200 Years on Memory Lane

A sampling exhibit on the history of Pécs's musical past organised jointly by the Local History Department of the Győző Csorba Library and the Pannon Philharmonic.

Entry to the programme is free of charge!


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Spanish Stairs: 20 years in Season Scrapbooks

On the steps of the Spanish Stairs running from the lobby to the gallery, we can look into the season scrapbooks of the individual seasons, admiring what the orchestra has played in the last two decades.

Entry to the programme is free of charge!


Gallery: 20 Years on Posters

Exhibition made from the posters of the Pannon Philharmonic, reborn 20 years ago.

Entry to the programme is free of charge!


Cloakroom: Bazaar

On the long counter of the cloakroom, you can make your pick from the free-to-take memorabilia, CD discs, old printing materials and photographs of the ensemble as long as the stock lasts. 

Entry to the programme is free of charge!



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