Celebrate End Of The Year 2015 With Wine & Music In Budapest On 30 December

  • 21 Dec 2015 8:02 AM
Celebrate End Of The Year 2015 With Wine & Music In Budapest On 30 December
It has become a tradition for the "Hundred Member" Gipsy Orchestra to give a gala concert on December the 30th in Budapest Congress Centre. The audience will get the chance to hear the pieces of Liszt, Brahms, Strauss and Khachaturian in the interpretation of outstanding musicians.

The worldwide unique “Hundred Member” Gipsy Orchestra was founded in 1985. Those establishing the Orchestra aimed to unite the best of the famous musician dynasties and to ensure a place and workshop for them, their offspring and other talented young musicians.

Saving the traditions of Gipsy and Hungarian folk music, the survival of classical folk music through performing it within the repertoire are among the main goals of the Orchestra. These outstanding musicians and first violins, thanks to their high qualification and the everlasting beauty of Gipsy music.

Next to the repertoire of Gipsy and Hungarian music, they offer popular pieces of the notables of international classical music as well. With its art, the Orchestra is hoping to build a bridge between minority and majority, undertaking its own differences, saving their values to enrich the colorful palette of European culture. With their music the Orchestra finds its way to the very hearts of their audience at all times and all places. enrich the colorful palette of European culture.

100 Member Gipsy Orchestra The formation of the Hungarian Heritage Prize winner 100 Member Gipsy Orchestra thirty years ago was inspired by a tragic event. All of the country’s Gipsy musicians gathered for the funeral of the outstanding “primas king” (gipsy soloist) Sándor Járóka Sr., and played on the ceremony. The idea of a grand concert orchestra, to fill the remaining artistic and intellectual gap, was born. The founders – László Berki, Tivadar Mészáros, Lajos Boross - , following a months’ long preparation, officially established the “Budapest Gipsy Band Cultural Association” on November 2nd, 1985. Later, among the musicians and audience, the 100 Member Gipsy Orchestra name was used.

December 30, 2015
Budapest Congress Center
1124 Budapest, Jagelló str. 1–3.

Opening: 6 pm

6.15 pm – 6.45 pm Wine-tasting and folk dance show
7 pm Concert, Part 1
Rossini: William Tell – Overture
Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 5
Hubay: Wavering Balaton
Erkel: Hungarian Court Dance
Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 6
Monti: Czardas
Horváth: Gipsy Fire
Dinicu: Hora Staccato
Unknown composer: Cimbalom solo
Berlioz: Rákóczi March

8 pm interval

8.20 pm Concert, Part 2
Khachaturian: Sword Dance
J. Strauss: The bat – overture
J. Strauss: Long live the Magyar! (polka)
Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the flowers
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen
Dinicu: The Lark
P. Marquina: Spanish Gipsy Dance
J. Strauss: Radetczky March


Goat cheese with roasted nut, homemade ham, mulberry vinaigrette and green salad
Cognac pheasant consommé with quail egg and vegetables

Fillet mignon of Mangalitza with cottage cheese brülée, almond broccoli and pink pepper sauce & Roasted breast of duck with potato scones stuffed with dried plum red cabbage, grilled apple and red wine redcurrant

Coffee nougat cake with white chocolate mousse

Wines with the dinner

Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Kunsági Cserszegi Fűszeres 2014
Hajós-Bajai Kékfrankos rose 2014


Ground floor
– at 8 personed round table with dinner: 99 EUR
– at 6 personed table with wine tasting & salty snacks: 61 EUR

– 1st–4th row with wine-tasting: 48 EUR
– 5th–7th row with wine-tasting: 41 EUR
– 8th–9th row with wine-tasting: 33 EUR

Venue: Budapest Congress Centre
Address: 1123 Budapest, Jagelló út 1-3,

Source and ticket reservation: argosart.hu

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