Christmas Chamber Concert of the Danube Chamber Orchestra and a 1,5-hour ship cruise on the Danube
Spend the Christmas evening with our chamber concert organised in the beautiful neobaroque theatre of the Danube Palace. You can listen to a special programme which was compiled just for this evening by the Danube Chamber Orchestra, including well-known and popular works of famous composers.
The Chamber Concert starts at 20:00, and it is twice 40-45 minutes with an intermission.
The Danube Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1961. Since then they have given many performances both in Hungary and abroad. The Chamber Orchestra consists of 20 professional musicians.
Their repertoire covers almost every musical style from the Baroque music to music of the 20th century. Their permanent concert hall is the theatre of the Danube Palace, Budapest (Duna Palota; Zrínyi utca 5.) Apart from the concerts they organize both for adults and children, they regularly play at various musical events held in Budapest. They are frequent guests at the Music Academy, at the Vigadó, at the Stephanie Palace and at the Convention Centre.
They have had international contacts since 1983 and have been invited to play in many foreign countries. They have often accompanied solo artists at music competitions and participated in colourful operettas, ballets and oratorio performances as well.
Not only do the musicians work together in this orchestra but in several chamber orchestras as well. Besides their permanent conductor András Deák, they are often conducted by other Hungarian and foreign conductors. Many Hungarian and foreign guest artists have performed with the orchestra, including Giuseppe di Stefano from Italy, James Galway, a flautist from Ireland and Ray Charles, the jazz star from the USA. They have given performances in Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Italy.
PROGRAM OF THE CHRISTMAS CONCERT
BY THE DANUBE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Corelli: Concerto Grosso
Haydn: Rondo all’Ongarese
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Winter – II. Largo
Kálmán: The Gipsy Princess - Ouverture
Erkel: Palotás from the Opera Hunyadi László
Lehár: Gold and Silver Waltz
Massenet: Thais - Meditation
Brahms: Hungarian Dances No.5
Kálmán: Devil-rider - Palotás
Strauss: The Blue Danube - Waltz
Grinspun: Choric Dance
Strauss: Pizzicato Polka
Strauss: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
Strauss: Radetzky March
The Danube Chamber Orchestra is lead by
After our Danube Symphony Orchestra we would like to invite you to see the Budapest in the romantic atmosphere of a dinner by candlelight surrounded by the friendly lights of the Danube capital. After the end of the performance in the Duna Palota (Danube Palace) our hostesses will accompany you to of one of our ships, which will take you on a one and a half hours long cruise with an excellent warm buffet-dinner. In the romantic candlelight atmosphere you can enjoy the wonderful view of the city swimming in light. After dinner you can also admire the panorama from the open upper deck of the ship.
The ship cruise takes about one and a half hours.
Spiced cottage cheese cream and traditional greaves cream
Alföld style goulash with small dumplings
From autumn to spring: Vegetable cream soup
Summer time: Cold fruit 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
Homemade dumplings with spinach and mustard-mushroom sauce
Steamed jasmin rice with corn
Fresh seasonal salads with dressings
Italian pasta salad
Sweet corn salad with mayonnaise
Season fruit basket
Somló style sponge cake
Dessert variations Európa style
1 Welcome drink, 1 glass of wine (or juice) and 1 bottle of mineral water
There is a possibility for extra drink consumption on the ships, not included in the price.
Adult: 18.800 HUF
Student: 17.900 HUF
Coordinates: 47° 30.0199' N, 019° 2.943' E