The Hungarian State Opera commemorated the 50th anniversary if the first release of the Beatles album Please Please Me with a special concert, giving a selection of classical adaptations of Beatles tunes.

The ’Fab Four’ had a great impact on classical music as well. Their hits inspired a wide range of guitar concetros, ballet suites, piano concert pieces as well as choir adaptations, and naturally, jazz drew from the songs and themes of Beatles ever since. Have a glimpse at our Monday 'Beatles concert' with pieces never heard in Hungary before: a piano concerto and a ballet coreography for instance, were commisioned by the Budapest Opera exclusively to be premiered that night. The concert was followed by an informal Beatles party in the foyer - in great moods.