You can enjoy classical concerts in Budapest’s two prominent concert halls in 2016.
The imposing Pesti Vigadó on the Pest bank of the Danube built in the 19. century witnessed some grandiose balls and concerts.
The building was destroyed in World War II but it was nicely restored in previous years.
The Vigadó currently hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions, large-scale concerts and other cultural performances.
The lookout terrace on the VI. floor offers a marvelous vista of the Buda Castle and the Gellért Hill. It is the place to be when you seek cultural entertainment in Budapest.
The charming neo-Baroque Palace, Duna Palota in the city centre has a great concert hall where you can enjoy a unique concert by the Danube Symphony Orchestra.
Festive Concert with Cimbalom Show
Dates in 2017, Danube Palace
- Jan: 01
- May: 06, 13, 20, 27
- June: 17,
- July: 01,
- Aug: 12,
- Sept: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
- Oct: 07, 14, 21, 28
- Dec: 25, 27, 30
Dates in Pesti Vigadó, 2017.
- June: 03, 10, 24
- July: 08, 15, 29
- Aug: 05, 19, 26
Photos About the Concert Venues: the Pesti Vigadó & the Danube Palace
Both locations can be easily reached by walk from downtown or by tram 2, Széchenyi tér stop, or any of the three metro lines stopping at Deák Ferenc tér metro station (M1, M2, M3 metro lines). From there you can get to both venues by a short walk.
Full price (depending on seat):
- 1st category: 41 EUR
2nd category: 37 EUR
- 3rd category: 33 EUR
- VIP category: 99 EUR
- 1st category with Dinner & Cruise: 81 EUR
- 2nd category with Dinner & Cruise: 76 EUR
- 3rd category with Dinner & Cruise: 73 EUR
- VIP ticket: 138 EUR
- 1st category: 39 EUR
- 2nd category: 34 EUR
- 3rd category: 31 EUR
- 1st category with Dinner & Cruise: 78 EUR
- 2nd category with Dinner & Cruise: 74 EUR
- 3rd category with Dinner & Cruise: 70 EUR
Classical Music Combined with Hungarian Folk Music
The prestigious ensemble of the Danube Symphony Orchestra of 60 professional musicians was formed more than 50 years ago.
Now you can listen to classical pieces performed in unconventional way: symphony orchestra accompanied by a Hungarian folk instrument called cimbalom (hammered dulcimer).
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
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
Cimbalom player: Gergely Oláh, The Danube Symphony Orchestra is conducted by András Deák
Concerts start at 20.00, and have two 45-minute parts with a break in between.
Photos About the Gala Performance
You’ll get a discount package price and you pay less for the two programs than you would if you bought them separately.
- I. category: 60 EUR
- II. category: 54 EUR
- III. category:57 EUR
Note: after payment you’ll receive a confirmation in e-mail with all the details.