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.
Ernő Kállai, a Junior Prima Prize-winning violinist and one of today’s most charismatic young virtuosos, is one of the evening’s guest soloists, having graduated from Julliard University in New York as a student of the world-renowned master Itzhak Perlman. Since then, in addition to his many concerts, he continues to perform with the Orchestra with great affection.
This year we continue the tradition, treating our guests to famous operetta excerpts of Ferenc Lehár and Imre Kálmán with performances by distinguished operetta soloists. 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org