Budapest Gala Concert - Music show with Hungarian Spirit - Theatre Concert Program

Zrínyi Street 5., Budapest, Pest, Hungary Show map

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How does Strauss or Liszt sound for symphonic orchestra and cimbalom? Look into the history of Hungary through music! Hungary always influenced the European music life more, than it would be expected from such a small country. Unique folklore music traditions gave inspiration to numerous foreign composers visiting Hungary.
With a repertoire covering musical styles such as operetta, gipsy music and Hungarian-related classical music, the Danube Symphony Orchestra leads the grandiose concert, in cooperation with professional ballet dancers serving as confirmation to the fact that music and dance is inseparable.
The program includes operetta songs performed by soloists of the world-famous Budapest Operetta Theatre.

In addition to all, we took the opportunity to include some unique elements into the program; traditional Hungarian folk instrument, the cimbalom and Hungarian folk songs adaptation performed by authentic gypsy band.
A special spectacle is guaranteed on the performance by one of Hungary’s famous young artists from the national ‘Virtuosos!’ Talent Show.

Did You Know?
The Cimbalom is a Hungarian folk instrument played primarily with beaters. It is equipped with a heavy frame for more dynamic power, with many added string courses resulting in an extended range of sound and also a damper pedal to allow more dynamic control. During the 19th century the cimbalom was considered as the most distinguished musical instrument in Hungary, aristocratic families had their children taught to play the cimbalom instead of the piano. The first Cimbalom School was opened in 1890. Henceforth plays of the era remained including the cimbalom as a primary instrument in many of them, making it unique and exclusively Hungarian.


The 90 minutes long concerts (consisting of two 40-45 minute long parts with an intermission in between) take place in two of Budapest's most prestigious theatres; the Danube Palace and the Pesti Vigadó, both in a central downtown location.

Venues:
Danube Palace
The former Casino of Lipótváros, built in 1895, is one of the most famous Neo-Baroque building of Budapest, where world-famous composers like Bartók, Dvorak and Kodály conducted their own compositions. At that time it was known as an aristocratic club for entertainment not a casino in terms of gambling. After the war, since 1951 the building has been carrying out the cultural programs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Pesti Vigadó
Pesti Vigadó, one of Hungary’s most famous theatres, was finished in 1864. It was built on the place of its predecessor, which was destroyed following the Hungarian revolution of 1848 as a form of retribution. Following the defeat of the revolution in 1859, architect Frigyes Feszl created a completely reformed, new design for the building. He mixed the Hungarian architecture with Moor, Romanesque and Gothic elements. Feszl’s concept gained so much popularity, that it was used on the construction of numerous buildings all over Hungary at the time. Since its opening, Pesti Vigadó was a centre of the cultural life and entertainment in Budapest. It was the venue for the gala dinner in 1867, following the coronation of the Austrian emperor and Hungarian king, Franz Joseph I.

The Vigadó was also the home to the largest amount of Franz Liszt’s performances. Pesti Vigadó was the place where the National Anthem of Hungary was performed for the first time, and it was also the venue for the certification of unifying the three cities of Pest, Buda and Óbuda into the city we call Budapest. The building was heavily damaged in the final months of WWII. The reconstructions lasted for almost 35 years, and the concert hall temporarily reopened in 1980. Its latest restoration works continued for 10 more years, when the building finally opened in its current form in the year 2014 to welcome you in its full glory.

V.I.P. service:
Look into the history of Hungary through music!Hungary always influenced the European music life more, than it would be expected from such a small country.
See the show from the best seats in the theater, get to know interesting stories from your private local host who attend to you before the concert and during intermission.You will also be treated to a guided tour of the venue in English language, a professional photo of you in the historical theater hall.
A Hungarian souvenir and a glass of champagne upon the start of the event also make your evening a glamorous, one of a kind experience.
Feel like a celebrity for a night with a VIP Gala Concert Experience.

How does Strauss or Liszt sound for symphonic orchestra and cimbalom? Unique folklore music traditions gave inspiration to numerous foreign composers visiting Hungary.
With a repertoire covering musical styles such as operetta, gipsy music and Hungarian-related classical music, the Danube Symphony Orchestra leads the grandiose Gala Concert, in cooperation with professional ballet dancers serving as confirmation to the fact that music and dance is inseparable.
The program includes operetta songs performed by soloists of the world-famous Budapest Operetta Theatre.
In addition to all, we took the opportunity to include some unique elements into the program; traditional Hungarian folk instrument, the cimbalom and Hungarian folk songs adaptation performed by authentic gypsy band.

To make your trip as comfortable as possible, we provide transfer service to the concert and all of its packages, from your accommodation to the theatre and back home after the end of the program.

Combine your Gala Concert with a breathtaking night cruise of your taste for a truly unforgettable Hungarian night-out!
The 90 minutes long concerts take place in two of the city’s most prestigious, centrally located theatres, the Danube Palace or the Pesti Vigadó.

Program:
Part 1.
Hector Berlioz: Rákóczi March
Orchestra
Zoltán Kodály: Intermezzo–from opera Háry János
Orchestra
Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 5.
Orchestra with cimbalom solo
Béla Bartók: Roumanian Folk Dances
Orchestra
Ferenc Erkel: Palotás – from the opera Hunyadi László
Orchestra
Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.
Orchestra with cimbalom solo

Part 2.
Franz Lehár: Eva-Waltz
Ballett Ensemble
Emmerich Kálmán:The Czardas Queen– „Dasist die Liebe”
Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow- Medley
Orchestra
Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow– „Grisetten Lied und Kan-Kan
Ballett Ensemble
Grigoraş Ionică Dinicu: The nightingale
Gypsy Band
A csitári hegyek alatt… (Hungarian Folksong)
Gypsy Band
Vittorio Monti: Czardas
Gypsy Band
Emmerich Kalman: The Devil-rider– Palotás
Orchestra, Ballett Ensemble
Emmerich Kálmán: Countess Mariza– „Komm mit nach Varazdin”
Johann Strauss jr.:Long live the Magyar! Op. 332.
Orchestra
Emmerich Kálmán: Countess Mariza– „Braunes Mädel von der Pussta”
Ballett Ensemble

With Danube Symphonic Orchestra and Ballett Ensemble and soloists of Budapest Operetta Theatre

Prices:

2nd category: 37 EUR
1st category: 41 EUR
3rd category: 33 EUR
1st category with Dinner and Cruise: 81 EUR
VIP category with Dinner and Cruise: 138 EUR
3rd category with Dinner and Cruise: 73 EUR
2nd category with Dinner and Cruise: 76 EUR
VIP ticket: 99 EUR
1st category with Drink and Cruise: 57 EUR
2nd category with Drink and Cruise: 52 EUR
3rd category with Drink and Cruise: 49 EUR
VIP category with Drink and Cruise: 114 EUR
Reduced Prices (Students)

2nd category: 34 EUR
1st category: 39 EUR
3rd category: 31 EUR
1st category with Dinner and Cruise: 78 EUR
VIP category with Dinner and Cruise: 138 EUR
3rd category with Dinner and Cruise: 70 EUR
2nd category with Dinner and Cruise: 74 EUR
VIP ticket: 99 EUR
1st category with Drink and Cruise: 54 EUR
2nd category with Drink and Cruise: 50 EUR
3rd category with Drink and Cruise: 46 EUR
VIP category with Drink and Cruise: 114 EUR

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