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Vajdahunyad Castle Summer Music Festival

July 2 - August 2

Enjoy classical melodies on summer evenings in 2018 at one of 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 2018

02. July, Monday 20:30 –  (Rain Day: 05. July, 20:30)

King Saint Stephen Symphony Orchestra – “Tchaikovsky evening”

Conductor: Gábor Horváth

With ágnes Lánger – violin

  • Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin – Polonaise
  • Tchaikovsky: Violin concerto in D major, op.35

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  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 64

 

Tickets: 3 500 HUF/12 EUR.

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

MÁV Symphony Orchestra – Gala Evening

Conductor: Suhan Ji (South Korea)

With: Ingrid Kertesi (voice)

  • Mozart: The Magic Flute – overture K.620
  • Mozart: Il re pastore – Aminta’s aria K.208
  • Suppè: Light Cavalry – overture
  • Gounod: Mireille – “O, légère hirondelle” aria
  • Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana – Intermezzo
  • Verdi: Sicilian Vespers – Elena’s aria
  • Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the Flowers
  • Bellini: La Sonnambula – Amina’s aria

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  • Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World”, Op. 95

Tickets: 3 500 HUF/12 EUR

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

Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

  • Conductor and artistic leader: Miklós Szenthelyi
  • Concert master: Román Oszecsinszki
  • With: Krisztián Szenthelyi (voice)
  • Vivaldi: Four Seasons

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  • Arias by Verdi and Donizetti
  • Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings Op.48.

Tickets: 3 500 HUF/12 EUR

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

MÁV Symphony Orchestra – “Beethoven evening”

Conductor: Imre Kollár

With: Vilmos Szabadi (violin)

  • Beethoven: Coriolan – overture op.62
  • Beethoven: Violin concerto in D major Op.61

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  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op.67

Tickets: 3 500 HUF/12 EUR

23. July, Monday 20.30 – (Rain Day: 24. July, 20:30)

Musica Sonora Chamber Orchestra

Conductor: Péter Illényi

Semmelweis Choir (artistic director: Márta Oláh)

With: Katalin Radnóti (flute), Okszáná Kiovics (violin), Mónika Szabadfi (harpsichord)

  • J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major BWV 1050
  • A. Vivaldi : Gloria in D major RV 589

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  • F. Schubert: Mass No. 6 in E flat major D. 950

Tickets: 3 500 HUF/12 EUR

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

Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra – “Baroque evening”

Artistic director: Károly Botvay

Concertmaster: János Pilz

  • H. Biber: Battalia à 10 in D major C.61
  • A.Vivaldi: Concerto for two Violins in D minor RV 514
  • C.P.E. Bach: Symphony in G major Wq. 173 (H. 648)

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  • J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major BWV 1048
  • A. Vivaldi: Concerto for two Cellos in G minor RV 531
  • G. P. Telemann: Don Quixote suite TWV 55:G10

Tickets: 3 500 HUF/12 EUR

30. July, Monday 20:30 – (Rain Day: 31. July, 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: Juci Németh, Bori Rutkai, Frenk, Krisztián Szűcs, Misi Mező.

  • 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.

02. August, Thursday 20:30 – (Rain Day: 03. August, 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: Thunder and Lightning
  • J. Strauss: Radetzky March

Tickets: 5 500 HUF

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.

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Start:
July 2
End:
August 2
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