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New Year's Day Gala Concert at the Danube Palace

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A concert of the Danube Symphony Orchestra is an experience no music lover should miss when visiting Budapest. Begin your new year with a special program featuring famous pieces accompanied by the cimbalom, a traditional Hungarian folk instrument.
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  • Enjoy a special program on the first day of the year performed by the world-renowned Danube Symphony Orchestra
  • Experience a symphony concert with a traditional Hungarian instrument, the cimbalom (hammer dulcimer)
  • Hear famous works by Mozart, Liszt or Gershwin with a twist, and begin your new year with a unique and memorable performance
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Bring the New Year’s flavor closer with a program composition compiled for these special occasion!

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.

The 90 minutes long concerts (consisting of two 40-45 minute long parts with an intermission in between) take place at the Danube Palace.


Part I.
Hector Berlioz: Rákóczi March
Zoltán Kodály: Intermezzo - from the Opera Háry János
Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 5.
Béla Bartók: Roumanian Folk Dances
Jules Massenet: Thais - Meditation
Kiss Zoltán, Zenekar Orchestra
Ferenc Erkel: Palotás – from the Opera Hunyadi László
Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.
Part II.
Franz Lehár: Eva-Walz
Ballett Ensemble
Emmerich Kálmán: The Czardas Queen – „Das ist die Liebe”
Kékkovács Mara, Kádár Szabolcs

Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow - Medley

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: Csárdás/Czardas
Gypsy Band

Emmerich Kalman: The Devil-rider – Palotás
Orchestra, Ballett Ensemble

Emmerich Kálmán: Countess Mariza – „Komm mit nach Varazdin”
Kékkovács Mara, Kádár Szabolcs
Johann Strauss jr.: Long live the Magyar! Op. 332.

Emmerich Kálmán: Countess Mariza – „Braunes Mädel von der Pussta”
Kékkovács Mara, Kádár SzabolcsBallett Ensemble


Johann Strauss sr.: Radetzky March (Armeermarsch II 145.) Op. 228
Kékkovács Mara, Kádár Szabolcs
Ballet Ensemble, Orchestra
Conductor: Deák András

Concertmaster: Rudnickaja Tatjana
With Danube Chamber Orchestra and Ballett Ensemble of Budapest Operetta Theatre

The supplier reserves the right to make alternations to the published event program if reasonable and necessary
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Meeting point is at the Danube Palace, Zrínyi Street 5, 1051

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Product ID: 25878