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  1. Hungary
  2. Central Hungary
  3. Budapest
  4. Vigadó Concert Hall

Budapest: Classical Music Performance

Product ID: 1601
Look into the history of Hungary through music! See why Hungary influenced the European music life more than would be expected from such a small country.
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Duration: 90 minutes
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Wheelchair accessible
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  • Enjoy a performance by the acclaimed Danube Symphony Orchestra
  • Hear masterpieces written by Brahms, Bach, Liszt and many more famous composers
  • Experience the unique sounds of the cimbalom, a traditional Hungarian instrument
Full description
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, there are some unique elements in 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.

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 theaters; the Danube Palace and the Pesti Vigadó, both in a central downtown location.


Part 1.

Hector Berlioz: Rákóczi March (Orchestra)
Zoltán Kodály: Intermezzo - from the Opera Háry János (Orchestra)
Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 5. (Orchestra with cimbalom solo)
Béla Bartók: Roumanian Folk Dances (Orchestra)
Jules Massenet: Thais - Meditation (Kiss Zoltán, Orchestra)
Ferenc Erkel: Palotás – fromthe 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 CzardasQueen – „Dasist die Liebe”
Franz Lehár: The MerryWidow- Medley (Orchestra)
Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow– „GrisettenLied und Kan-Kan” (Ballett Ensemble)
Grigoraş Ionică Dinicu: The nightingale (Gypsy Band)
A csitári hegyek alatt… (Hungarian Folk song, Gypsy Band)
Vittorio Monti: Csárdás Czardas (Gypsy Band)
Emmerich Kalman: The Devil-rider– Palotás (Orchestra, Ballett Ensemble)
Emmerich Kálmán: Countess Mariza– „Komm mit nach Varazdin”
Johann Straussjr.:Long livethe Magyar! Op. 332. (Orchestra)
Emmerich Kálmán: Countess Mariza– „BraunesMädel von der Pussta” (Ballett Ensemble)

With Danube Symphonic Orchestra and Ballett Ensemble of Budapest Operetta Theatre

  • Gala Concert tickets and entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up/drop off (available at an additional cost)

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 111 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Fantastic venue and great concert.

This was a really good evening. The seats we had were great, so a good view. The variety of content was good. We were a little confused about the dress code but it seemed a most anything was acceptable. It would have been nice to have had a guideline prior to going. It was a shame it was poorly attended, less than 50% full.

July 8, 2019

Very fun and excellent, elegant entertainment

- The show is not on everyday, so I felt special to invite my girlfriend to it on our half-year anniversary - It was held at a small, but very elegant concert hall with welcoming mood and cozy seats - The show was marvelous, and full of entertainment. Programme was well designed with a blend of popular and less popular Hungarian classical/folk music. Conductor was amazing; I loved his wit and the way he conducts the orchestra. - Go to this show and your trip to Budapest will add another layer of elegance with auditory explanation for its rich history and culture. - My Hungarian girlfriend loved it as well. - Took 1 star out because the show is nowadays missing cimbalom - the iconic Hungarian instrument. They kindly explained that cimbalom was removed from the show due to an unfortunate accident. They did not disclose what the accident was. Cimbalom was replaced with a harp and the harpist is terrific; however, can't beat a cimbalom. - Overall very very satisfying experience.

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July 23, 2014

Beautiful concert, like a box of chocolate. With classic colors.

October 28, 2019

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Product ID: 1601