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Budapest Gala Concert

Venue: Danube Palace

 
1051, Zrinyi Street 5., Budapest, Hungary
 
 
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Season 2017
 

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Budapest Gala Concert
Sat 21 October 2017
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Budapest Gala Concert
Sat 28 October 2017
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20:00 Danube Palace 119 € Add to cart
 
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20:00 Danube Palace 49 € Add to cart
 
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20:00 Danube Palace 44 € Add to cart
 
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20:00 Danube Palace 40 € Add to cart
 
Category 1 - Student
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20:00 Danube Palace 47 € Add to cart
 
Category 2 - Student
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20:00 Danube Palace 41 € Add to cart
 
Category 3 - Student
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20:00 Danube Palace 37 € Add to cart
 
VIP Ticket + Drink Option
Hour Hall Price Tickets Buy
20:00 Danube Palace 137 € Add to cart
 
VIP ticket + Cocktail option
Hour Hall Price Tickets Buy
20:00 Danube Palace 145 € Add to cart
 
VIP Ticket + Craft Beer Option
Hour Hall Price Tickets Buy
20:00 Danube Palace 149 € Add to cart
 
VIP Ticket + Wine Option
Hour Hall Price Tickets Buy
20:00 Danube Palace 153 € Add to cart
 
Category 1 with pick up & drop off
Hour Hall Price Tickets Buy
20:00 Danube Palace 69 € Add to cart
 
Category 2 with pick up & drop off
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20:00 Danube Palace 64 € Add to cart
 
Category 3 with pick up & drop off
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20:00 Danube Palace 59 € Add to cart
 
Student - Category 1 with pick up & drop off
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20:00 Danube Palace 66 € Add to cart
 
Student - Category 2 with pick up & drop off
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20:00 Danube Palace 60 € Add to cart
 
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20:00 Danube Palace 56 € Add to cart
 
 
 
Event details
 

By booking the VIP ticket Your private host has picked you up for the accommodation and the escort then the whole, whole program of guided tours The location is English; A photo gift; Hungarian gift and a glass of champagne.

 

VIP category tickets only: The service includes: Private transfer, best seats in the theater, private host to attend to you before the concert and in the intermission, small guided tour of the venue, a free photo and a glass of champagne, suvenier.

 

How does Strauss or Liszt sound for symphonic orchestra and cimbalom? Look into the history ofHungary through music! Hungary always influenced the European music life more, than it would beexpected from such a small country. Unique folklore music traditions gave inspiration to numerousforeign composers visiting Hungary.


With a repertoire covering musical styles such as operetta, gipsy music and Hungarian-related classicalmusic, the Danube Symphony Orchestra leads the grandiose concert, in cooperation with professionalballet 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 OperettaTheatre. 


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 performedby 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 in two of Budapest's most prestigious theatres; the Danube Palace and the Pesti Vigadó, both in a central downtown location.


Danube Palace


The former Casino of Lipótváros, built in 1895, is one of the most famous Neo-Baroque building ofBudapest, where world-famous composers  like Bartók, Dvorak and Kodály  conducted their  owncompositions. At that time it was known as an aristocratic club for entertainment not a casino in termsof gambling. After the war, since 1951 the building has been carrying out the cultural programs of theMinistry of Internal Affairs.


Meeting points for the show:

 

o   in Danube Palace (1051, Budapest Zrinyi street 5.):

§  May: 6, 13, 20

§  June:  17,

§  July: 1, 22

§   Aug: 5, 12

§  Sept: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

§  Oct: 7, 14, 21, 28

§  Dec: 25, 27, 30

o   in the Pesti Vigado ( Budapest H-1051, Vigado square 2.)

§  June:  3, 10, 24

§  July:  8, 15,

§  Aug:  19, 26

 

19:30: Arrival at the venue (The Danube Palace or the Pesti Vigadó)
19:45: Hostesses escort you to your seats in the theater
20:00: The first half of the performance begins
20:45: Intermission – you can have a drink at the bar, DVDs of the performing group will be available for purchase from our staff, as well as Hungarian souvenirs.
21:00: The second half of the performance begins
21:45: The end of the performance, hostesses will escort you to the ship.
22:00: Boarding and departure - You will be offered a welcome drink upon boarding. The buffet dinner will be served when everyone boards the ship. The meals are prepared by Chef Molnárka Péter.
After dinner, feel free to go out onto the open deck to take photos or just enjoy the nighttime panorama.
23:20: Hostesses will be happy to call taxis for you on request. The car can be waiting for to take you back to your hotel when you unboard.

 
Program details
 

PART 1.


Hector Berlioz: Rákóczi March
Orchestra


Zoltán Kodály: Intermezzo–from opera Háry János
Orchestra


Johannes Brahms: HungarianDancesNo. 5.
Orchestra with cimbalom solo


Béla Bartók: RoumanianFolkDances
Orchestra


Ferenc Erkel: Palotás – from the opera Hunyadi László
Orchestra


Franz Liszt: Hungarian RhapsodyNo. 2.
Orchestra with cimbalom solo


2. ACT


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 nachVarazdin”
Johann Strauss jr.:Long live the Magyar! Op. 332.
Orchestra


Emmerich Kálmán: Countess Mariza– „Braunes Mädel von der Pussta”
Ballett Ensemble


With Danube Symphonic Orchestra and Ballett Ensemble and soloists of Budapest Operetta Theatre

 
Venue
 
Danube Palace
 

The Danube Palace (Hungarian: Duna Palota) is a Neo-Baroque concert hall located at the Inner City of Budapest, Hungary.

 

History

 

The Danube Palace is a frothy Neo-Baroque concert hall completed in 1885 as part of Budapest’s massive expansion for the millennium celebrations. Hungary was a thousand years old in 1896 and the Habsburg Emperor Franz Joseph I was determined to create a prestigious city that reflected its ancient standing.

 

It was built between 1894 and 1897, according to the plans of Vilmos Freund, in co-operation with the contractor Géza Márkus.

 

Originally, it was a casino, but not the official meaning of gambling, rather a place for entertainment. The Danube Palace was the home of many theatrical performances, the same way as nowadays. The beautiful halls and rooms of the building provide an excellent opportunity for several events.

 

The building took its current shape in 1941. Between 1895 and the II. World War, the Danube Palace was open for the public with various events. During the war it was completely empty, because that part of the Danube was also the front line between the occupying Soviets on the Pest side, and the Germans on the Buda side.

 

After the end of the II. World War in 1945, the German military blew up all the bridges which connecting the two sides of the Hungarian capital. That is why, we can see a few modern buildings in the area of the Danube palace, for example the building of the Sofitel hotel and of the Intercontinental Hotel.

 

Above the restaurant

 

The Danube Palace belonged to the Ministry of Interior after the war, that was responsible for the law and order of the country. From 1945 until 1989, the police played an important role in everyday social life. The building was closed from the public, only police officers and the members of the Ministry of Interior could apply for membership. The new government acted for innovation and for new values and also used the Danube Palace as a cultural center for the powerful and influential members of the time.

Several changes were made in the interior after the World War II. The balcony, the ceiling and the staircase were rebuilt out of oak. The glass have remained entirely intact. They were created by Miksa Roth and are titled Kenyérünnep (Feast of the new bread). At the center of the glass, there is a woman, who holds a fresh baked loaf of bread made from freshly reaped grains. In the upper left corner, there is a Hungarian soldier holding a flag and next to him there are two working women with a red flag, which reminiscent of the Soviet times. The Palace has several lovely and elegant salons, each perfect for filming, such as the Brown Salon.

 

The Brown Room

 

The Brown Salon – that once served as a smoking room –, is now a conference hall. The flower-ornamented, brown ceiling was an appropriate setting for filming. For example, one scene of the Evita was filmed there, which main character was Madonna, the well-known pop diva. In the film, this was her bedroom, where she broke up with her lover, Juan. Madonna was not the only famous person who showed up the halls of the Danube Palace. The first president of the Casino of Lipótváros was Miksa Falk, the grandfather of Peter Falk, better known as Columbo. At that time, the Casino supported young artists, for example Béla Bartók who performed his opera there, called Bluebeard's Castle. The production was deemed unfit for the stage however nowaday it is the composer's most popular piece. Along with Bartók, other artists such as Zoltán Kodály and Antonín Dvořák were performed in the theater hall.

 

The Theater Hall

 

The theater hall is very interesting because of two reasons. At first, this is the only theater in Hungary with a cupola. The second reason is its cooling system that can also found in the Hungarian Parliament Building aside from the Danube Palace. Its functions are quite simply: the aipressure from the basement moves the cool air which flowing into the concert hall with the help of pipes. Of course, there is a modern aircondition system in the building as well, but unless the temperature rises around 40 degrees, they use the old one.

The cupola paintings are the work of Lajos Márk, and the gold ornaments are reminiscent of baroque churches. There is a harp above the stage, which is a replacment of the Soviet coat of arms.

After the fall of socialism the building remained in the hands of the Ministry of Interior, but was once again open to the public for receptions, exhibitions and weddings.

 
 
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