Budapest Gala Concert + Dinner & Cruise

Music show with Hungarian Spirit!

Budapest Gala Concert + Dinner & Cruise
The amusing Budapest Gala Concert - offers a unique experience of hungarian music culture. After it enjoy an unforgettable ship cruise with dinner, drinks and wonderful view of the city swimming in lights.
Starting with the Budapest Gala Concert - Music Show with Hungarian Spirit, followed by the Dinner & Cruise. During the evening you may not be able to prove Mr. Strauss wrong about the colour of the Danube, but you will definetly have a wonderful view of the illuminated city. Join us for an exciting music show and then come aboard our cruise ship and enjoy a delicious buffet meal of traditional Hungarian fare and international favorites!

We promise you unforgettable evening with romantic candlelight atmosphere.

19:30: Arrival at the venue (The Danube Palace or the Pesti Vigadó)
19:45: Hostesses escort you to your seats in the theater
20:00: The first half of the performance begins
20:45: Intermission – you can have a drink at the bar, DVDs of the performing group will be available for purchase from our staff, as well as Hungarian souvenirs.
21:00: The second half of the performance begins
21:45: The end of the performance, hostesses will escort you to the ship.
22:00: Boarding and departure - You will be offered a welcome drink upon boarding. The buffet dinner will be served when everyone boards the ship. The meals are prepared by Chef Molnárka Péter.
After dinner, feel free to go out onto the open deck to take photos or just enjoy the nighttime panorama.
23:20: Hostesses will be happy to call taxis for you on request. The car can be waiting for to take you back to your hotel when you unboard.

The 90 minutes long concerts (consisting of two 40-45 minute long parts with an intermission in between) take place in two of Budapest's most prestigious theatres; the Danube Palace and the Pesti Vigadó, both in a central downtown location.

VENUES:
Danube Palace
The former Casino of Lipótváros, built in 1895, is one of the most famous Neo-Baroque building of Budapest, where world-famous composers like Bartók, Dvorak and Kodály conducted their own compositions. At that time it was known as an aristocratic club for entertainment not a casino in terms of gambling. After the war, since 1951 the building has been carrying out the cultural programs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Pesti Vigadó
Pesti Vigadó, one of Hungary’s most famous theatres, was finished in 1864. It was built on the place of its predecessor, which was destroyed following the Hungarian revolution of 1848 as a form of retribution. Following the defeat of the revolution in 1859, architect Frigyes Feszl created a completely reformed, new design for the building. He mixed the Hungarian architecture with Moor, Romanesque and Gothic elements. Feszl’s concept gained so much popularity, that it was used on the construction of numerous buildings all over Hungary at the time. Since its opening, Pesti Vigadó was a centre of the cultural life and entertainment in Budapest. It was the venue for the gala dinner in 1867, following the coronation of the Austrian emperor and Hungarian king, Franz Joseph I.
There is a long list of famous composers who performed in its beautiful concert hall, which includes, Richard Wagner, Johann Strauss Jr., Pietro Mascagni, Antonín Dvořák, Claude Debussy, Arthur Rubinstein, Richard Strauss, Sergei Prokofiev, Sviatoslav Richter and Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi. The Vigadó was also the home to the largest amount of Franz Liszt’s performances. Pesti Vigadó was the place where the National Anthem of Hungary was performed for the first time, and it was also the venue for the certification of unifying the three cities of Pest, Buda and Óbuda into the city we call Budapest. The building was heavily damaged in the final months of WWII. The reconstructions lasted for almost 35 years, and the concert hall temporarily reopened in 1980. Its latest restoration works continued for 10 more years, when the building finally opened in its current form in the year 2014 to welcome you in its full glory.

PROGRAMM
PART 1.
Hector Berlioz: Rákóczi March
Orchestra
Zoltán Kodály: Intermezzo–from opera Háry János
Orchestra
Johannes Brahms: HungarianDancesNo. 5.
Orchestra with cimbalom solo
Béla Bartók: RoumanianFolkDances
Orchestra
Ferenc Erkel: Palotás – from the opera Hunyadi László
Orchestra
Franz Liszt: Hungarian RhapsodyNo. 2.
Orchestra with cimbalom solo

2. ACT
Franz Lehár: Eva-Waltz
Ballett Ensemble
Emmerich Kálmán:The Czardas Queen– „Dasist die Liebe”
Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow- Medley
Orchestra
Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow– „Grisetten Lied und Kan-Kan
Ballett Ensemble
Grigoraş Ionică Dinicu: The nightingale
Gypsy Band
A csitári hegyek alatt… (Hungarian Folksong)
Gypsy Band
Vittorio Monti: Czardas
Gypsy Band
Emmerich Kalman: The Devil-rider– Palotás
Orchestra, Ballett Ensemble
Emmerich Kálmán: Countess Mariza– „Komm mit nach Varazdin”
Johann Strauss jr.:Long live the Magyar! Op. 332.
Orchestra
Emmerich Kálmán: Countess Mariza– „Braunes Mädel von der Pussta”
Ballett Ensemble

With Danube Symphonic Orchestra and Ballett Ensemble and soloists of Budapest Operetta Theatre


Concert dates (2016/2017):

In Danube Palace
Sept: 10. 24.
Oct: 1. 8. 15. 22. 29.
Dec (2016): 25. 27. 30.
Jan (2017): 1

In Pesti Vigadó
Sept: 17

Menu

Cold entries
Spiced cottage cheese cream and traditional greaves cream

Soups
Alföld style goulash with small dumplings
Vegetable cream soup soup

Warm main courses
Mini stuffed cabbage
Traditional chicken leg „Paprikasch”
Roasted chicken breast with basil-cheese sauce
Spicy pork rib with thyme – mustard sauce
Roasted sea fish with Chardonnay sauce

Garnishes and vegetarian
Grilled polenta with feta cheese
Grilled vegetables
Homemade dumplings with spinach and mustard-mushroom sauce
Steamed jasmin rice with corn
Hash-brown potatoes
Steak potatoes
Dumplings

Salads
Fresh seasonal salads with dressings
Italian pasta salad
Caesar’s salad
Sweet corn salad with mayonnaise

Season fruit basket

Desserts
Home-made strudel
Somló style sponge cake
Mini tarts
Dessert variations Európa style

Drinks
1 Welcome drink, 1 glass of wine (or juice) and 1 bottle of mineral water


Meeting point:
Duna Palota (Danube Palace) Zrínyi utca 5. (V. district), Budapest

Pick up & drop off service:
- At the end of the process you can fill in the name of  your hotel and phone number. We will communicate the exact pick-up time from your hotel.
- In case you would like to cancel your pick-up reservation, we ask you kindly to inform until 4 PM on the program's date.


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