About the Event
Hear the wonderful works of the greatest composers in classical music, as well as traditional Hungarian folk songs, performed by soloists.
The Danube Symphony Orchestra is joined by professional ballet dancers and cimbalom players to perform well‐known classical works, as well as a variety of traditional Hungarian folk songs.
For customers who booked a VIP ticket
Included in the price:
- private pick‐up and drop‐off service at your accommodation (details will be provided to you after the purchase of the ticket)
- guided tour of the palace
- Berlioz, Hector – Rákóczi March
- Kodály, Zoltán – Intermezzo
- Brahms, Johannes – Hungarian Dance No. 5 in F sharp minor
- Bartók, Béla – Romanian Folk Dances
- Erkel, Ferenc – Palotás from the opera László Hunyadi
- Liszt, Franz – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, S. 244/2
- Lehár, Franz – Eva Waltz
- Kálmán, Emmerich – Die Csárdásfürstin (highlights)
- Lehár, Franz – The Merry Widow (highlights)
- Monti, Vittorio – Czardas
- Kálmán, Emmerich – Devil‐rider — Palotás
- Kálmán, Emmerich – Gräfin Mariza
- Strauss, Johann – Long live the Magyar (polka)
- Dinicu, Grigoras – The Nightingale
Danube Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra) The Danube Symphony Orchestra was formed back in 1961. Since then, the orchstra has given many performances both in Hungary and abroad, and consists of 60 professional musicians.
Their repertoire covers almost every musical style from the Baroque music to music of the 20th century. Their permanent concert hall is the theatre of the Danube Palace. Beside the concerts, they organise both for adults and children, they regularly play at various musical events held in Budapest. They are frequent guests at the Music Academy, at the Vigadó, at the Stephanie Palace and at the Convention Centre.
They have had international contacts since 1983 and have been invited to play in many foreign countries. They have often accompanied solo artists at music competitions and participated in colourful operettas, ballets and oratorio performances as well.
Not only do the musicians work together in this orchestra but in several chamber orchestras as well. Besides their permanent conductor András Deák, they are often conducted by other Hungarian and foreign conductors. Many Hungarian and foreign guest artists have performed with the orchestra, including Giuseppe di Stefano from Italy, James Galway, a flautist from Ireland and Ray Charles, the jazz star from the USA. They have given performances in Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Italy.
Zsuzsa, Kalocsai (Singer) Zsuzsa performed in every part of the world. She was awarded the "Jászai Mari" price for her outstanding artistic achievements in 2007 and the Operetta actress of the year award in Budapest. In 2015 she received the Hungarian Order of Merit for her outstanding performance in performing arts.
Enikő Éva, Lévai (Singer) Lévai Enikő Éva is known for her performances as Carmen and Michaela in Bizet's Carmen, Anna in Verdi's Nabucco, and Kate Pinkerton in Puccini's Madama Butterfly. She was a solo singer in the Csokonai National Theatre in Debrecen, the National Theatre of Miskolc, and several theatres abroad.
Karoly, Peller (Singer) Károly is one of the leading soloists in comic roles. He has been a guest soloist at the Volksoper in Vienna since 2006.
Szilvi, Szendy (Singer) Szilvi performed in several countries all over the world. She is the winner of the “Bársony Rózsi” memorial ring.
Gergely, Boncsér (Singer) Gergely won first place in the Franz Lehár International Operetta Singers Competition in 2010 and received the “Marsallbot” for outstanding young performers in 2011.