Vajdahunyadvár Budapest Summer Music Festival 2014

  • 17 Jul 2014 11:04 AM
Vajdahunyadvár Budapest Summer Music Festival 2014
Vajdahunyad Castle Summer Festival in Budapest is a festival of classical music, swing, klezmer and traditional Hungarian gypsy music. The beautiful courtyard of the Castle provides a romantic background for this event held every year. Performances are scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays and start at 8:30 pm.

This year's closing concert on Aug 7, 2014  will be performed by the famous 100-Member Gypsy Orchestra.

Next concerts:

Monday 21 July  - 8.30 pm - Budapest Bar

Rain check day: July 22, 8.30 pm

Artistic director: Róbert Farkas
With: Dóri Behumi, Juci Németh, Bori Rutkai, Frenk, György Ferenczi and
András Keleti (vocal)

Expertly orchestrated Gypsy music – old film music and world hits, chansons and pop songs in a bar mood

Selection from the group’s recordings.

Thursday 24 July - 8.30 pm - Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra

Rain check day: July 25, 8.30 pm
Artistic director: Péter Kováts
With: Zoltán Orosz accordion virtuoso

Ticket price Euro 13

Accordion magic…
Grieg: Holberg suite
Strauss: Künstlerleben waltz
Strauss: Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Pizzicato polka
Piazzolla: Summer
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
A ramble through the world of French chansons, Argentine tango and Southern Slav music.

Monday 28 July - 8.30 pm - Budapest Strings

Rain check day: August 29, 8.30 pm

Artistic director: Károly Botvay
Concertmaster: János Pilz
With: Dóra Kokas (cello)
Tchaikovsky evening

Ticket price: EUR 10

Andante cantabile, op.64
Pezzo capriccioso, B minor, op. 62 – with string orchestra accompaniment
Rococo variations, A major, op. 33 – with string orchestra accompaniment
Serenade for Strings, C major, op. 48

Thursday 31 July, 8.30 pm - Budapest Klezmer Band And The Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra

Rain check day: August 1, 8.30 pm

Concertmaster: János Rolla
Artistic director: Ferenc Jávori
Ticket price: EUR 13

Concert in memory of the victims of the Hungarian holocaust.
The Rabbi’s prayer…

Extracts from Ferenc Jávori’s Klezmer suite and Letters from Munkács
Gems from the world of Klezmer music.
Dunagold Production

Monday 4 August - 8.30 pm - Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

Rain check day: August 5, 8.30 pm

Artistic director and solo: Miklós Szenthelyi (violin)
Concertmaster: Román Oszecsinszki
With: Brigitta Makó, Tünde Makó and László Nyári (violin)

Ticket price: EUR 10

Baroque evening

J.S.Bach: Brandenburg concerto No. 3, BWV 1048
J.S.Bach: Concerto for two violins and strings in D minor, BWV 1043
J.S.Bach: Violin concerto in E major, BWV 1042

Vivaldi: Symphony in G major, RV 149
Vivaldi: Concerto for two violins and strings, B flat major, RV 525
Vivaldi: Concerto for four violins and strings, B minor, RV 580

Thursday 7 August - 8.30 pm100-Member Gypsy Orchestra

Rain check day: August 8, 8.30 pm

Artistic director: Sándor Buffo Rigó
Ticket price: EUR 20
Rossini: Willian Tell overture
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5
Radics: Titania waltz
Monti: Csárdás
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen
Marquiene: Spanish Gypsy Dance
Anonymous: Cimbalom solo
Ferraris: Two Guitars
Gypsy Show: International Gypsy songs arranged for orchestra

Bizet: Carmen
J.Strauss:Thunder and Lightning
J.Strauss: Blue Danube waltz
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 1
J.Strauss: Die Fledermaus
J.Strauss: Radetzky March

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