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Christmas Chamber Concert

Chamber Concert

Chamber Concert

Spend Christmas night in the company of the world-renowned Hungarian classical music performed in the stunning Neo-Baroque Danube Palace to take you straight into the golden age of classics in Budapest.

The crowd-favourite Danube Chamber Orchestra will headline this 90 minute concert that is sure to be a highlight of the Christmas festivities. Let yourself be enchanted by the beautiful melodies of Mozart, Haydn, Bach and Hungarian masterminds such as Lehár and Kálmán for an unforgettable Christmas night.

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As a highlight of the performance, a traditional Hungarian instrument, the cimbalom, or hammered dulcimer is brought in to make the night all the more special for you. Get to know the power of this instrument that have been used to in place of the piano during the renaissance of Hungarian symphony music. Experience the classics with the interpretation of this exotic instrument and let your senses take you back to the romantic 1800’s for one and a half hours.

The classical music scene of Budapest is something to experience for every music lover visiting the capital of Hungary. Located just between the iconic Chain Bridge and the stunning Basilica, the Danube Palace is part of the Budapest’s history. Built at the end of the 19th century, the building has a true time-travelling feel to it that further enhances the intimate atmosphere of this distinguished evening.

Their permanent concert hall is the theatre of the Danube Palace.

The Chamber Concert starts at 20:00 consisting of two 40-45 minutes long parts with an intermission in between.

To top up your unforgettable chamber concert, upgrade it to a complete evening program with Dinner & Cruise at 22:00! Let us invite you to a romantic candlelight dinner on one of our heated ships. The Cruise starts at 22:00, but will always wait for the guests from the theatre to arrive, escorted by our hosts and hostesses.

 

PROGRAM OF THE CHRISTMAS CONCERT
BY THE DANUBE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

25. 12.

Part 1.

Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso
Joseph Haydn: Rondo all’Ongarese
Johann S. Bach – Charles Gounod: Ave Maria
Imre Kálmán: The Csárdás Queen - Overture
Ferenc Erkel: Palotás from the Opera Hunyadi László
Ferenc Lehár: Gold and Silver Waltz
Jules Massenet: Thais - Meditation
Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances no. 5


Part 2.

Imre Kálmán: Devil-rider - Palotás
Johann Strauss: The Blue Danube - Waltz
Cymbalo solo
Grinspun: Choric Dance
Johann Strauss: Pizzicato Polka
Vittorio Monti: Czardas
Johann Strauss: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
Johann Strauss: Radetzky March

Ticket prices:

I. cat.

Adults: 41 EUR
Students: 39 EUR

II.cat.

Adults: 37 EUR
Students: 34 EUR

III. cat.

Adults: 33 EUR
Students: 31 EUR

VIP cat.

99 EUR

Venue: Duna Palota

The Danube Palace was built between 1883 and 1885, in a splendid Neo-Baroque style according to the plans of Vilmos Freund. At that time it was known as the casino of Lipótváros – but not in the term of gambling, but an aristocratic club for entertainment. From when it was built till the Second World War the Palace served as a place of culture, supported many young artists, and even Bartók, Kodály, Dvorák played in its first-class concert hall. Since 1951 the building has been carrying out the cultural programs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Nowadays the beautiful halls and rooms of the Danube Palace are hosting cultural, social and gala events like weddings and theatre performances. The restaurant on the first floor of the building is only open for private events. It often holds welcome receptions for diplomats arriving to Budapest. The balconies, the staircase and the ceiling were made from oakwood and in the restaurant the visitor can see what an original baroque ceiling should look like. Originally, the whole palace was decorated with gold motifs, familiar to Baroque churches.

Meeting Point: Duna Palota

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