Dear Audience,

True art, like a Mozart resolution, is perfectly intelligible and perfectly inexplicable," said Samuel Beckett. It is no coincidence that he used a Mozart tune as a metaphor for incomprehensible perfection. Of all the arts, music is the one that speaks most easily to people and reaches the depths of one’s soul. It has the power to relieve inner tension and, whatever our difficulties may be, to plant seeds of hope. It has a persuasive power.

The music of the MÁV Symphony Orchestra has always given people strength. It was not so far back in 1945 that the former director of the Hungarian State Railways, László Varga, asked Tibor Szőke, one of the conductors of the Hungarian State Opera, to found an orchestra that would travel the country with the railways. Their aim was to give hope to the nation and to the people as well, by reaching their soul through art after suffering heavy losses in the Second World War. Our ambition is not different now, in 2022. In a world torn by epidemics and wars, the wounds of the soul must be healed. The joyful, uplifting beauty of classical music helps us forget the losses and inspires us to carry on. The founders of the MÁV Symphony Orchestra brought joy to the lives of thousands, just as today's musicians work tirelessly for the benefit of their audiences.

The 2022/2023 season will feature centuries-old, renown musical pieces, as well as modern works. Guest conductors and foreign and Hungarian soloists will be joining our orchestra for each concert.

I am proud that the MÁV-Volán Group is a sponsor of the MÁV Symphony Orchestra. We, the developers of public transport and musicians, are alike: our goal is to work in harmony, to play by listening to each other. It is this approach that makes our cooperation so successful. With our solidarity and goodwill, we help each other and humanity in times of crisis.

Enjoy the concerts of the 2022/2023 season!

dr. Róbert Homolya
President of the MÁV-Volán-group

dr. Róbert Homolya
President of the MÁV-Volán-group