from 30 December 23 to 30 December 23

Gala concert of the
100 Member Gypsy Orchestra

The 27th MUSIC-WINE celebration has already become a tradition, where every year on December 30, the world’s one and only 100 Member Gypsy Orchestra gives a grand gala concert.

100 musicians play at the same time on the grand concert, performing popular melodious tunes while the audience is tasting selected outstanding wines of Hungarian wineries.

This year we continue the tradition, treating our guests to famous operetta excerpts of Imre Kálmán and Jenő Huszka with performances by distinguished soloists of Budapest Operetta Theatre. The evergreen melodies can be seen in the brilliant performance of Annamari Dancs and Péter Laki this evening.

The show will conclude with the inevitable “Pacsirta” and the Radetzky march, conducted by the principal violinist József Lendvai Csócsi.

A special feature of the evening will be a wine tasting during the interval, where the audience will be able to taste excellent wines from Hungary’s selected winemakers and wine cellars. Guests who would like to partake in an epicurean journey along with the concert experience can enjoy savory snacks or even a four-course festive dinner accompanying the Orchestra’s unparalleled performance.

Delicious meal, famous wine, splendid show and fantastic milieu with the 100 Member Gypsy Orchestra on December 30th, at the Budapest Congress Center.

6.30 pm Gate opening /wine tasting
7 pm Concert 1st. Part / dinner
8 pm Interval – wine tasting
8.25 pm Concert 2nd. Part / dinner continues

Part 1
Khachaturian: Sword Dance
Brahms: Hungarian dances No. 5
Z. Kodály: Háry János – Intermezzo
Kuruc tunes – tárogató (taragot) solo
Monti: Czardas
Hubay: Hejre Kati, czarda scenes and variations
Dinicu: Hora Staccato
I. Kálmán: The Czardas Queen – Sylvia’s entrance song (Annamari Dancs)
I. Kálmán: Countess Maritza- Play Gypsy (Péter Laki)
I. Kálmán: The Czardas Queen – Az asszony összetör (Annamari Dancs)
– Girls are the thing (Péter Laki)
Bizet: Carmen (medley)
Marquina: Spanish gypsy dance

Part 2
Rossini: William Tell (overture)
Z. Horváth: Gipsy fire
J.Strauss: Long live the Magyar!
J.Strauss: Lightning and Thunder (polka)
J.Strauss: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
Cimbalom Solo
Shostakovich: The second waltz
Reményi: Fly my swallow (violin duel)
I. Kálmán: The Czardas Queen – Hajmási Péter
J. Huszka: Elizabeth – Hortobagy, land of the mirage
A. Szirmai: Mike the Magnate – Cymbal’s clanking pitiless world
I. Kálmán: The Czardas Queen – Bruderherz
(Annamari Dancs and Péter Laki)
Dinicu: The lark
J. Strauss: Radetzky March

Starter: Foie gras bruleé served with brioche and vanilla cranberry
Soup: Guinea fowl consommé with its breast meat and vegetables
Main course: Chicken supreme served with potato gratin, Jerusalem artichoke, spinach polenta and capia pepper sauce
Dessert: White chocolate tart with poppies, plum and balsamic vinegar

Ákos KOSZTÁN Executive Chef
Novotel Budapest City & Budapest Congress Center

Vegetarian course is available on request: info@argosart.hu