Summer Music Festival @ Vajdahunyad Castle, Ends On 17 August

  • 10 Aug 2017 12:55 PM
Summer Music Festival @ Vajdahunyad Castle, Ends On 17 August
The organisers of this special summer music festival in Budapest cordially invite Xpats to classical music concerts and performances by: Budapest Bar, the Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra and the Sabbathsong Klezmer Band. Ticket prices are uniform for each concert, no seat reservations, main details below.

From the organiser: This year this concert series looking back at a rich history of over a quarter of a century offers a delightful cultural experience and a splendid attraction at the same time as a supporting program of the FINA World Aquatic Championships.

This year, besides the symphony orchestras, the Sabbathsong Klezmer Band, the Semmelweis Choir and such regular and long-established contributing performers as the Budapest Bar and the Hungarian Heritage and Hungaricum Award winning Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra will make summer nights even more thrilling and unforgettable in the City Park.

The season opening will be followed by the performance of the MÁV Symphony Orchestra, the Semmelweis Choir, the Budapest String Orchestra and the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, while the concert of the Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will close the series on August 17.

The most well-known and significant pieces of music history will be performed in the historical setting: the compositions of Tchaikovsky, Bach, Beethoven, Orff, Vivaldi, Puccini, Liszt, Brahms, Händel, Mendelssohn and Strauss.

The program of the summer music festival will be enriched by the performance of the Budapest Bar (July 31), the Sabbathsong Klezmer Band (August 3) and the Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra (August 14).

The performance of the Sabbathsong Klezmer Band will feature on violin Nándor Beke Farkas and the Paganini of the cimbalom, the Kossuth Prize winner Oszkár Ökrös as well. Let the Vajdahunyad Castle Summer Music Festival color our summer evenings with a touch of romantic experience.


14 August 2017, 8.30 (rain day: 15 August, 8.30 pm) - 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
J. Strauss: Die Fledermaus overture
J. Strauss: Éljen a magyar!
Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the Flowers
Bizet: Carmen
J. Strauss: Radetczky March
Ticket price: HUF 350017

17 August 2017, 8.30 pm (rain day: 18 August, 8.30 pm) - Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

With: Miklós Szenthelyi (violin) and friends
Concertmaster: Román Oszecsinszki

Vivaldi: Four Seasons
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings Op.48.

Concerts Held Earlier:

3 July 2017, 8.30 pm (rain date: 4 July, 8.30 pm) - King Saint Stephen Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Kálmán Záborszky
Zugló Philharmonia – King Saint Stephen Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Chorus,
children’s choir of the Liszt Ferenc Primary Music School, choirmaster: Katalin Kovács
Zita Szemere – soprano
Donát Varga – tenor
Zsolt Haja – bass

Orff: Carmina Burana

Ticket price: HUF 3500

6 July 2017, 8.30 pm (rain date: 7 July, 8.30 pm) - MÁV Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Tamás Gál
With: Vilmos Szabadi (violin)

Beethoven Evening

Beethoven: Fidelio – overture
Beethoven: Violin concerto in D major Op. 61
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major Op. 92

Ticket price: HUF 3500

10 July 2017, 8.30 pm (rain date: 11 July, 8.30 pm) - MÁV Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Imre Kollár
With: Ingrid Kertesi (voice)

Gala Evening

Verdi: La forza del destino – overture
Verdi: Sicilian Vespers – Elena’s area
Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina – Dawn over the Moscow River
Bellini: La Sonnambula – Amina’s aria
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana – Intermezzo
Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmilla – overture

Rossini: La gazza ladra – overture
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi – Lauretta’s aria
Bizet: Carmen suite No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the flowers
Arditi: Il Bacio

24 July 2017, 8.30 pm (rain date: 25 July, 8.30 pm) - Musica Sonora Chamber Orchestra

Conductor: Péter Illényi
Semmelweis Choir (artistic director: Márta Oláh)
Judit Andrejszki – soprano
Boglárka Pejtsik – child soprano
Péter Bozi – countertenor
Gábor Légrádi – tenor
Tibor Szomora – violin

Meeting Of Musical Worlds

Elgar: Salut d'amour, Op.12
Tchaikovsky: Violin concerto in D major Op. 35.
James Rado – Gerome Ragni – Galt MacDermot – Péter Pejtsik
Hair – musical arranged for classical orchestra

Ticket price: HUF 3500

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