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Vajdahunyad Castle Summer Music Festival

July 3 - August 17

Dates: from 03. July till 17. August 2017., on Mondays and Thursdays

Enjoy classical melodies on summer evenings in 2016 at Budapest’s most romantic venues, the Vajdahunyad castle in City Park.

Venue: City Park (Városliget-Vajdahunyadvár), M1 underground, Hősök tere stop

The mock castle of Vajdahunyad in City Park hosts a series of classical music, klezmer, swing, and gypsy music concerts in the middle of summer.

Concerts start at 20.30.

Tickets cost 3 500 – 5 500 HUF.

Program 2017

03. July, Monday 20:30 –  (Rain Day: 04. July, 20:30)

King Saint Stephen Symphony Orchestra – Orff: Carmina Burana

  • Conductor: Kálmán Záborszky
  • Zugló Philharmonia – King Saint Stephen Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Chorus,
  • Children’s choir of the Liszt Ferenc Primary Music School, choirmaster: Katalin Kovács
  • Zita Szemere – soprano
  • Donát Varga – tenor
  • Zsolt Haja – bass

Tickets: 3 500 HUF.

06. July, Thursday 20:30 –  (Rain Day: 07. July, 20:30)

MÁV Symphony Orchestra – Beethoven Evening

Conductor: Tamás Gál

With: Vilmos Szabadi (violin)

  • Beethoven: Fidelio – overture
  • Beethoven: Violin concerto in D major Op. 61
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major Op. 92

Tickets: 3 500 HUF.

10. July, Monday 20:30 – (Rain Day: 11. July, 20:30)

MÁV Symphony Orchestra – Gala Evening

Conductor: Imre Kollár

With: Ingrid Kertesi (voice)

  • Verdi: La forza del destino – overture
  • Verdi: Sicilian Vespers – Elena’s area
  • Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina – Dawn over the Moscow River
  • Bellini: La Sonnambula – Amina’s aria
  • Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana – Intermezzo
  • Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmilla – overture

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  • Rossini: La gazza ladra – overture
  • Puccini: Gianni Schicchi – Lauretta’s aria
  • Bizet: Carmen suite No. 1
  • Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the flowers
  • Arditi: Il Bacio

Tickets: 3 500 HUF.

24. July, Monday 20:30 – (Rain Day: 25. July, 20:30)

Musica Sonora Chamber Orchestra

  • Conductor: Péter Illényi
  • Semmelweis Choir (artistic director: Márta Oláh)
  • Judit Andrejszki – soprano
  • Boglárka Pejtsik – child soprano
  • Péter Bozi – countertenor
  • Gábor Légrádi – tenor
  • Tibor Szomora – violin

Meeting Of Musical Worlds

  • Elgar: Salut d’amour, Op.12
  • Tchaikovsky: Violin concerto in D major Op. 35.

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  • James Rado – Gerome Ragni – Galt MacDermot – Péter Pejtsik
  • Hair – musical arranged for classical orchestra

27. July, Thursday 20:30 – (Rain Day: 28. July, 20:30)

Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra – Water Music

Artistic director: Károly Botvay

Concertmaster: János Pilz

  • Vivaldi: Symphony in G major RV 149
  • G. F. Händel: Water Music HWV 348-350

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  • G. F. Händel: Concerto grosso in D minor, op. 6 No. 10 HWV 328
  • F. Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 9 in C major MWV N9

31. July, Monday 20:30 – (Rain Day: 01. August, 20:30)

Budapest Bar

Artistic director: Róbert Farkas (violin, guitar)

Mihály Farkas – cimbalom
Károly Ökrös – accordion, piano
Richárd Farkas – double bass
Ferenc Kisvári – drums

With: singers: Dóri Behumi, Juci Németh, Frenk, György Ferenczi, András Keleti, László Kollár-Klemencz.

  • Skilfully orchestrated Gypsy music – old film music and hits, music hall couplets and pop songs in a bar mood.
  • Selection of numbers from the group’s CDs.

Tickets: 5 500 HUF.

03. August, Thursday 20:30 – (Rain Day: 04. August, 20:30)

Sabbathsong Klezmer Band – More Than Klezmer – Klezmer And Gypsy Musicians

With: Nándor Beke Farkas on violin and the Kossuth Prize-laureate Oszkár Ökrös, the Paganini of the cimbalom.

Traditional Eastern European klezmer music, with Hebrew and Yiddish songs, extracts from musicals, world hits, even Russian Jewish and Gypsy songs.

08., August, Tuesday 22:00 – (Rain Day: 09. August, 22:00)

Mendelsshon Chamber Orchestra – Night in the Park

Artistic director: Péter Kováts

With: Péter Kováts and Ágota Bendik (violin)

  • Beethoven: Contradances
  • Bach: Concerto in D minor for two violins and orchestra BWV 1043
  • Brahms: Liebeslieder waltzes Op. 52a
  • Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake – Hungarian dance, Spanish dance
  • Nino Rota: Scherzo from the Concerto
  • Piazzolla: Four Seasons in Buenos Aires – Summer
  • Strauss: Éljen a Magyar! Op. 332

Due to the late start, the concert will be held without an interval!

Tickets: 3 500 HUF.

14. August, Monday, 20:30 (Rain Day: 15. Aug, 20:30)

Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra

Artistic director: József Lendvai Csócsi

  • Rossini: William Tell – overture
  • Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5
  • Erkel: Palotás
  • Monti: Csárdás
  • Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs)
  • Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 1
  • Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 14

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  • J. Strauss: Die Fledermaus overture
  • J. Strauss: Éljen a magyar!
  • Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the Flowers
  • Bizet: Carmen
  • J. Strauss: Radetczky March

Tickets: 5 500 HUF

17. August, Thursday 20:30 – (Rain Day: 18. August, 20:30)

Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra – Baroque Evening

With: Miklós Szenthelyi (violin) and friends

Concertmaster: Román Oszecsinszki

  • Vivaldi: Four Seasons

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  • Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings Op.48.

See also the official website of the concert series.

TIPS: The Organ Concert Series in St. Stephen Basilica or the Classical Concerts in Danube Palace are also excellent culturral entertainment in Budapest.

Short concerts entertain everyone for free at a dozen Budapest venues all summer.

The Evening Concerts in the Zoo & Botanical Garden on Wednesdays betweeen 06. July – 24. August are also excellent summer programs.

Related

Summer Events & Festivals: Budapest Summer FestivalBudapest Events, Program Tips in JulyBudapest in AugustFormula 1 Hungarian RaceSziget FestivalFestival of Folk ArtsJewish Summer FestivalFireworks  & Cruise on the Danube

Details

Start:
July 3
End:
August 17
Website:
http://www.vajdahunyad.hu/info.asp