Now On Until 1 August: Summer Music Festival @ Vajdahunyad Castle

  • 20 May 2019 8:42 AM
Now On Until 1 August: Summer Music Festival @ Vajdahunyad Castle
For the 28th time in this splendid Renaissance setting, this year until 1 August, music-lovers can enjoy symphony concerts as well as performances by Budapest Bar, the 100-Member Gypsy Orchestra, and the Sabbathsong Klezmer Band.

The summer’s most refreshing series of classical music concerts offers a special musical experience every Monday and Thursday in the “auditorium” set up in the Károlyi court where you can relax outdoors and listen to music of Tchaikovsky, Beethoven or Vivaldi.

The series traditionally opens with a Tchaikovsky evening given by the King Saint Stephen Symphony Orchestra on 1 July. It is followed by the MÁV Symphony Orchestra conducted by Imre Kollár.

The Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra has chosen a programme of best-loved works of Vivaldi, Verdi and Tchaikovsky. 

Besides the classical music concerts you can also enjoy the Sabbathsong Klezmer Band (25 July), Budapest Bar (22 July) and the 100-Member Gypsy Orchestra (1 August) in the same atmospheric location in City Park.

Detailed program:

8 July 2018, 8.30 pm - Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra - "Human joys and tribulations”

Conductor and artistic director: Miklós Szenthelyi
Concertmaster: Román Oszecsinszki
With: Krisztián Szenthelyi (baritone)

11 July 2018, 8.30 pm - MÁV Symphony Orchestra - “Romantic evening”

Conductor: Imre Kollár
With: Vilmos Szabadi (violin)

15 July 2018, 8.30 pm - Katica Illényi violinist -"Summer, Tango, Love”

The colourful program is also a premiere, which will be presented for the first time on the stage of Vajdahunyadvár. French tunes and Argentine tangos, Hungarian and world hits.

18 July 2017, 8.30 pm - Monarchy Operetta - "Operetta Gala 2019”

Artistic director: Erik Kollár
Special guest: Zsóka Fodor

Unforgettable scenery, beautiful costumes, excellent soloists. Excerpts from the most popular operettas.

The Gypsy Princess, Countess Maritza, The Merry Widow, Land of Smiles, Mike the Magnate, The Circus Princess, The Bayadere, The Kissing Lady, Lieutenant Maria

22 July 2018, 8.30 pm - Budapest Bar

It is impossible not to love the Budapest Bar: come to the concert, sit back, have a party and enjoy the tunes and gorgeous music. You can bring your grandma or your friends – everyone will feel good! Encounter of periods, cultures and styles, with a brilliantly orchestrated Gypsy orchestra accompaniment.

A Gypsy music reinterpretation of well-known and popular songs blended with elements of jazz, pop, rock, klezmer and other genres. Real, quality music to enjoy!

25 July 2018, 8.30 pm Budapest Strings - “Deep feelings”

Artistic director: Károly Botvay
Concertmaster: János Pilz (violin)
With: Árpád Siménfalvy (oboe)

29 July 2018, 8.30 pm - Sabbathsong Klezmer Band

One genre, many styles. A musical panorama around the colourful palette of klezmer music with the Sabbathsong Klezmer Band. Extracts from well-known and popular musicals, Yiddish and Hebrew hits from the 1930’s to the present.

1 August 2018, 8.30 - Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra



1 July 2018, 8.30 pm - King Saint Stephen Symphony Orchestra - "Waves of emotion”

Conductor: Kálmán Záborszky
Zugló Philharmonia – King Saint Stephen Symphony Orchestra
With: János Balázs (piano)

4 July 2018, 8.30 pm - MÁV Symphony Orchestra -  “Beethoven evening”

Conductor: Imre Kollár
With: Balázs Fülei (piano)

Ticket price:
3,900 HUF, except for Budapest Bar and the Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra performances: 5,900 HUF, and the Katica Illényi violin concert: 4,900 HUF

Vajdahunyad Castle, Károlyi Court
1146 Budapest, Vajdahunyad stny.

Tickets can be purchased on the spot from 10 am to 6 pm, or from the Broadway ticket offices and at

Photo courtesy of Budapest Strings


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