CULTURAL PROGRAMS IN BUDAPEST
 


Cultural programs in Budapest

 

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Hungarian folk dance

The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble ( Budai Vigadó ), the Danube Folk Ensemble and Rajkó Folk Ensemble (in the Danube Palace ) are three of the best Hungarian folk ensembles with the longest tradition (the first one was formed in 1951, and the second one in 1957), which have performances all around the country and abroad.

All the three of the Ensembles consist of 30 artists. Their choreographies are based on authentic dances . Some of them were collected in isolated villages and date back hundreds of years. Through the performed dances you can get a broad view of the music , dance and costume heritage of Hungary and the Hungarian inhabited areas.

Every concert starts at 20:00 , and consists of twice 40-45 minutes, with an intermission.

Concert dates in Budapest :

  • April: 21. 23.
  • May: 5. 12. 14. 15. 19. 20. 21. 26. 28.
  • June: 2. 4. 9. 11. 16. 18. 23. 25. 30.
  • July: 2. 7. 9. 14. 16. 28. 30.
  • August: 4. 6. 11. 13. 18. 25. 27.
  • September: 1. 3. 8. 10. 15. 17. 22. 24. 29.
  • October: 1. 6. 8. 13. 15. 20. 22. 27. 29.

Ticketprices:

Adult:

I. cat. 6200 HUF (cca. 26,5€)
II. cat. 5400 HUF (cca. 22€)
III. cat. 3600 HUF (cca. 14,5€)

Student:

I. cat. 5600 HUF (cca. 23€)
II. cat. 4900 HUF (cca. 20 €)
III. cat. 3300 HUF (cca. 13,5€)

 

Danube Symphony Orchestra

We would like to offer for those of our guests who are interested in classical music, our symphony concert. The Danube Symphony Orchestra is excellent and outstanding in the Hungarian classical music life.

The orchestra consists of 60 professional musicians, who play in chamber orchestras as well. The Danube Symphony Orchestra was established in 1961 and since then it has become more and more popular, acknowledged and well-known. They do not give performances only in Hungary, but they have been invited to many foreign countries. They have had a great success in Germany, France, Switzerland or in Italy.

Besides their own concerts, often held in the Music Academy, in the Vigadó or in the Convention Centre, they regularly participate in ballets or in operettas. The Danube Symphony Orchestra has often accompanied artists at music competitions. Guest artist, coming to the country, have had performances together with them, for example the world famous jazz star, Ray Charles worked together with the Hungarian orchestra.

The Danube Symphony Orchestra plays on every Saturday in the Danube Palace. The beautiful baroque building gives home for our symphony concerts. Sitting in the splendid concert hall, listening to the orchestra's play, conducted by András Deák, you become familiar with the most well-known melodies, wich are in connection with the Hungarian history and culture. The orchestra's repertoire includes musical compositions from the Baroque period until the 20th century. You can enjoy the works of Liszt, Erkel, Kodály, Bartók, Haydn or Strauss.

Our symphony concerts are organised on Saturdays in the Danube Palace. Every concerts start at 20.00 and consist of twice 45 minutes with 10 minutes intermission.


Ticketprices:

VIP: 8900 HUF

Adult:

I. cat.    8100 HUF (cca. 34 € )
II. cat.   7200 HUF (cca. 31 € )
III. cat.  6400 HUF (cca. 27 € )

Student:

I. cat.    7200 HUF (cca. 31 € )
II. cat.   6400 HUF (cca. 27 € )
III. cat.  5600 HUF (cca. 24 € )

Every concert starts at 20:00, and consists of twice 40-45 minutes, with an intermission.

Concert dates:

  • January: 1.
  • April: 11.
  • May: 2. 9. 16. 23. 30.
  • June: 6. 13. 20. 27.
  • July: 4. 11. 18.
  • August: 1. 8. 15. 22. 29.
  • September: 5. 12. 19. 26.
  • October: 3. 10. 17. 24.
  • December: 25. 27. 30.

 

Organ Concert in the St. Anne Church

The St. Anne Church makes home for our organ-concert series. The St. Anne Church is one of the most beautiful baroque buildings of Budapest. The construction of the church started in 1740, according to the plans of Kristóf Hamon , and was completed by Mátyás Nepauer in 1761. In the next 200 years the church suffered from wars, floods and earthquakes, even it was planned to be demolished, owing to the construction of the metro network. Fortunately this plan was not realised, and the church was reconstructed between 1970-1984.

Address: Batthyány tér 7. Budapest 1011

The programme of the concert was adapted for the organ of this church by Gábor Lehotka ,  professor of the Academy of Music in Budapest. Anasztázia Bednarik , Miklós Teleki  and László Attila Almásy regularly give concerts in Hungary, Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

Program 2008.

  • J. S. Bach (1685-1750): Fantasie and Fuge in A minor BWV 561
  • H. Purcell (1659-1695) - Gábor Lehotka (1938-): 6 pieces for keyboard instruments
  • A. Vivaldi (1678-1741): Concerto in H minor (Allegro-Adagio-Allegro)
  • B. Bartók (1881-1945) - G. Lehotka: An evening with the Transylvanians
  • F. Liszt (1811-1886): Prelude and Fuge on the name of B-A-C-H
  • F. Farkas (1905-2000) - G. Lehotka: Old Hungarian dances
  • J. S. Bach: Choral Prelude from Cantate No. 147.
  • J. S. Bach: D-minor Toccata and Fugue BWV 565

    Ticketprices:

Adult:
3600 HUF (cca. 15 € )

Student:
3300 HUF (cca. 14 € )

Every concert starts at 20:00 , and takes about 65 minutes, without intermi ssion .

Concert dates 2008:
  • May: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • June: 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
  • July: 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
  • August: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • September: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

Jewish Cultural Heritage in Budapest

Budapest has the biggest Jewish community in Middle - Eastern Europe, with an active religious, artistic and historical heritage . Through centuries the Hungarian and Jewish history has been so entwined that it is almost inseparable. Jews played and play an important role in the country's economical, cultural and political life.
Our company was created in 1995 and since then we try to show our visitors the Hungarian and Jewish culture in our country. Our English speaking guides are well trained, and have the necessary qualification to help you understand the Jewish past and present in Hungary and in Budapest. Our tours are in one (English) language , and we try to keep the sightseeing tours with small groups of people. To customize your needs we prepared three types of heritage tours.

ESSENTIAL TOUR (1,5-2 hours)
Those guests who are short of time can take our 1,5 hour Jewish Heritage Essential Tour . The tour includes an interior visit to the Dohány synagogue , which is the largest in Europe. Guided tour in the Jewish Museum , which has an important and unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe. The Holocaust Cemetery where thousands were buried, who were killed in the ghetto times. The Raul Wallenberg Memorial Park with the Tree of Life which was created to remind us of those who perished in the war.
Time table : 10:00 and 14:00 on weekdays (on Fridays there is only one tour at 10:00), on Sundays at 11:00.
Price: 2900, there is no student price.

GRAND TOUR (2,5- 3 hours)
The tour includes an interior visit to the Dohány synagogue, which is the largest in Europe. Guided tour in the Jewish Museum , which has an important and unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe. The Holocaust Cemetery where thousand were buried, who were killed in the ghetto times. Raul Wallenberg Memorial Park with the Tree of Life which was created to remind us of those who perished in the war. We pass by the Heroes temple , which was built in memory of those who gave their lives during WWI. To understand the present we continue our walk to the old – new Jewish Quarter , which was used as a ghetto during the WWII and it hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and shops. We will see the Carl Lutz Memorial , interior visit of the Rumbach Street Synagogue , the Király Street, the famous Gozsdu Courtyard and the center of the orthodox Jewish community, with an outside visit of the Kazinczy Street Synagogue. After our approximately 2,5-3 hour-long tour, we will offer you a cake and coffee in a kosher confectionary. You can chose this tour with a lunch too, in that case with our ticket you will get 15% discount in Carmel a kosher restaurant.
Time table : From Monday to Thursday at 14:00, on Fridays at 10:00. 
Prices: GRAND TOUR 8500 / STUDENT 7900

EXPANDED GRAND TOUR – with THREE SYNAGOGUES (3,5-4 hours )
This tour was created for the one, who would really like to understand the differences between our main religious wings. With the help of our English-speaking guide you will be acquainted with the most important chapters of the history and culture of the Hungarian Jewry. The tour includes an interior visit to the Dohány synagogue, which is the largest in Europe. Guided tour in the Jewish Museum , which has an important and unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe. The Holocaust Cemetery where thousand were buried, who were killed in the ghetto times. The Raul Wallenberg Memorial Park with the Tree of Life which was created to remind us of those who perished in the war. We pass by the Heroes temple , which was built in memory of those who gave their lives during the WWI. To understand the present we continue our walk to the old – new Jewish Quarter, which was used as a ghetto during the WWII and it hosts synagogues, monuments, kosher restaurants, and shops. You will see the Carl Lutz Memorial , than we have an interior visit of the statusquo movement, the Rumbach Street Synagogue , the Király Street, the famous Gozsdu Courtyard and the center of the orthodox Jewish community, with an interior visit of the Kazinczy Street Synagogue . After our approximately 3,5-4 hours-long tour, we will offer you a cake and coffee in a kosher confectionary. You can chose this tour with a lunch too, in that case with our ticket you will get 15% discount in Carmel a kosher restaurant.
Time table : 10:00 on weekdays (Monday - Thursday), on Sundays at 11:00
Prices: EXPANDED GRAND TOUR 9500, STUDENT 8900

Main stops of the ESSENTIAL TOUR:
- the Dohány street synagogue entrance fee included
- the Jewish Museum
- Wallenberg park
- the Tree of Life
Price: 2900, there is no student price


Main stops of the GRAND TOUR:
- Interior visit of the Dohány street synagogue entrance fee included
- The Jewish Museum
- Wallenberg park
- The Tree of Life
- The Temple of Heroes outside visit
- Rumbach synagogue entrance fee included
- Carl Lutz memorial
- Kazinczy street synagogue outside visit
- Cake and coffee in a kosher confectionary, or lunch in a kosher Carmel restaurant with our ticket you get 15% discount
Prices: GRAND TOUR 8500 / STUDENT 7900


Main stops of the EXPANDED GRAND TOUR:
- Interior visit of the Dohány street Synagogue entrance fee included
- Jewish Museum with guiding
- Wallenberg park
- The Tree of Life
- The Temple of Heroes
- Interior visit of the statusquo Rumbach synagogue entrance fee included
- Carl Lutz memorial
- Interior visit of the ortodox Kazinczy street synagogue entrance fee included
- Cake and coffee in a kosher confectionary, or lunch in a kosher Carmel restaurant with our ticket you get 15% discount
Prices: EXPANDED GRAND WITH 9500, STUDENT 8900

No tours on Saturdays and on holidays.

Address: Dohány u. 2. Budapest 1074