Budapest Gala - Symphonic Concert with Hungarian Ballet elements

Program Location: 1051 Budapest, Zrínyi utca 5.
Program Dates: 2019-01-01 - 2020-01-01
Musical show with true Hungarian flavour

Music always had a special place in the Hungarian culture. The country’s unique folklore traditions, its numerous world famous composers and musicians had great influence in the European music life inspiring numerous foreign composers and artists.

Now you have the chance to experience this one of a kind harmony with the guidance of the country’s best performers. The show combines all the captivating elements of Classical, Operetta, Hungarian folk and Gypsy music, forming a truly exciting and precious event. One of the most famous Hungarian classical music ensembles, the Danube Symphony Orchestra is leading the performance, accompanied by professional ballet dancers for a more complex and vivid experience.

The program also features operetta performances by the soloists of the world-famous Budapest Operetta Theatre.

To make the experience more colourful, a special Hungarian instrument, the cimbalom will be introduced. It is a truly unique traditional stringed instrument, which provides perfect harmony, accompanying the grand symphonic orchestra. We would also like to show you the Hungarian folk music heritage, by featuring traditional folk song adaptations performed by an authentic Gypsy ensemble.
The 90 minute long concerts consist of two 45 minute sets with a 15 minute intermission in-between. The performances are taking place in two of the city’s most prestigious concert halls, the Danube Palace and the recently renewed, historical Pesti Vigadó, in central downtown locations.

‘Virtuoso’ is a unique format in worldwide television: classical music talent show, where preparedness, diligence and qualifications count. All contestants are outstanding at playing classical instruments or have remarkable achieveiments in classical singing.

Please click here for the show sitting map. (Danube Palace)

Please click here for the show sitting map. (Pesti Vigadó)

Performances 2019

Danube Palace: 1051, Budapest Zrínyi utca 5.
May:4, 11, 18, 25
June: 8, 15, 22, 29
July: 6, 13, 20, 27
Aug: 10, 17, 24, 31
Sept: 7, 14, 21, 28
Oct: 5, 12, 19, 26
Dec: 25 (17:00 and 20:00), 27, 30
Jan 2020: 1 (20:00)

Part 1.

Hector Berlioz: Rákóczi March (Orchestra)
Zoltán Kodály: Intermezzo - from the Opera Háry János (Orchestra)
Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 5. (Orchestra with cimbalom solo)
Béla Bartók: Roumanian Folk Dances (Orchestra)
Jules Massenet: Thais - Meditation (Kiss Zoltán, Orchestra)
Ferenc Erkel: Palotás – fromthe Opera Hunyadi László (Orchestra)
Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. (Orchestra with cimbalom solo)

Part 2.
Franz Lehár: Eva-Waltz (Ballett Ensemble)
Emmerich Kálmán:The CzardasQueen – „Dasist die Liebe”
Franz Lehár: The MerryWidow- Medley (Orchestra)
Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow– „GrisettenLied und Kan-Kan” (Ballett Ensemble)
Grigoraş Ionică Dinicu: The nightingale (Gypsy Band)
A csitári hegyek alatt… (Hungarian Folk song, Gypsy Band)
Vittorio Monti: Csárdás Czardas (Gypsy Band)
Emmerich Kalman: The Devil-rider– Palotás (Orchestra, Ballett Ensemble)
Emmerich Kálmán: Countess Mariza– „Komm mit nach Varazdin”
Johann Straussjr.:Long livethe Magyar! Op. 332. (Orchestra)
Emmerich Kálmán: Countess Mariza– „BraunesMädel von der Pussta” (Ballett Ensemble)

With Danube Symphonic Orchestra and Ballett Ensemble of Budapest Operetta Theatre

Available languages (VIP category):
English language: every Gala concert day
German language: every Gala concert day
Spanish language: 10.13; 10.20; 10. 27
Russian language: 09.29; 10.06; 10.20; 10.13


Budapest Gala Concert
Tickets Adult Student
VIP 105 EUR -
I. category 42 EUR 40 EUR
II. category 38 EUR 35 EUR
III. category 34 EUR 32 EUR
+ Transfer service (pick up & drop off) per person
14 € 14  €
Prices per person.

Budapest Gala Concert package

If you book our concert and the dinner-cruise on the Danube together, we give you a special price! After the ensemble let us invite you to see our capital swimming in lights and while cruising on the Danube enjoy a delicious buffet dinner on one of our ships with professional service and not only typical Hungarian dishes, but international and also vegetarian meals, cold entries, salads, fruits, etc. Our hostesses will accompany you to the ship, cca. 4 min. walk away from the Danube Palace.

By booking tickets for both programes you are entitled on discounted price for the Dinner & Cruise:

Package offers

Gala Concert with Dinner & Cruise Package
Tickets Adult Student
VIP 147 € -
I. category 77 € 73 €
II. category 72 € 70 €
III. category 69 € 62 €
+ Transfer service (pick up & drop off) 14 € 14 €
Prices per person.

Gala Concert with Drink & Cruise package:
Budapest Gala Concert 20:00 + Drink & Cruise 22:00  Adult Student
VIP 123,50 € -
I. category 54 € 52 €
II. category 50 € 47 €
III. category 45 € 40 €
+ Transfer service (pick up & drop off)14 €14 €
Prices per person.

Feel like a celebrity and order a VIP service with your concert tickets!
The service includes: Private transfer from your accommodation to the concert hall and back, the best seats in the theatre, and a private host to attend to you before the concert and in the intermission.
You will also be treated to a guided tour of the venue, a free photo of you in the theatre and a glass of champagne during the intermission of the event to make your evening a glamorous, one of a kind experience.
Pick up time: 6:30 pm