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Gala Concert of the 100 Member Gypsy Orchestra
December 30, 2022
It has become a tradition for The 100 Member Gypsy Orchestra to give a gala concert on December the 30th. The audience will get the chance to hear the pieces of Liszt, Brahms, Strauss and Khachaturian in the interpretation of outstanding musicians.
The worldwide unique 100 Member Gypsy Orchestra was founded in 1985. Those establishing the Orchestra aimed to unite the best of the famous musician dynasties and to ensure a place and workshop for them, their offspring and other talented young musicians. Saving the traditions of Gipsy and Hungarian folk music, the survival of classical folk music through performing it within the repertoire are among the main goals of the Orchestra. These outstanding musicians and first violins, thanks to their high qualification and the everlasting beauty of Gipsy music.
Next to the repertoire of Gipsy and Hungarian music, they offer popular pieces of the notables of international classical music as well. With its art, the Orchestra is hoping to build a bridge between minority and majority, undertaking its own differences, saving their values to enrich the colorful palette of European culture. With their music the Orchestra finds its way to the very hearts of their audience at all times and all places. enrich the colorful palette of European culture.
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.
Kállai Ernő Benedekffy Katalin Turpinszky Gippert Béla
Ernő Kállai Katalin Benedekffy Béla Turpinszky-Gippert
This year, in hopes of creating a new tradition, we would like to treat our guests to operetta excerpts. We have invited two excellent and talented artists, Katalin Benedekffy, guest soloist of the Budapest Operetta Theatre, and Béla Turpinszky-Gippert, private singer of the Hungarian State Opera, to perform a selection of popular melodies by Ferenc Lehár and Imre Kálmán.
7:00 pm   Concert, Part 1 / gala dinner at the tables on the ground floor
J.Strauss: Long live the Magyar!
Brahms: Hungarian dances No. 5
Hubay: Hejre Kati, czarda scenes and variations
Monti: Czardas
I. Kálmán: Bajadeer (Béla Turpinszky-Gippert)
F. Lehár: Gypsy love – Far in the Big Forest (Katalin Benedekffy)
Reményi: Fly my swallow (violin duel)
I. Kálmán: Countess Maritza- Play Gypsy (Béla Turpinszky-Gippert)
  Maritza’s entrance song (Katalin Benedekffy)
Dinicu: Hora Staccato
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen (soloist: Ernő Kállai)
Z. Horváth: Gipsy fire
Bizet: Carmen (medley)
8:00 pm   interval / wine tasting
8:20 pm   Concert, Part 2 / gala dinner continues
Rossini: William Tell (overture)
Brahms: Hungarian dances No. 1
Shostakovich: The second waltz
Khachaturian: Sword Dance
L. Berki: Variations on a Szentirmay tunes
  Cimbalom Solo
J.Strauss: Lightning and Thunder (polka)
J.Strauss: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
I. Kálmán: The Czardas Queen – Happiness duet
I. Kálmán: Maritza – Nut Brown Maiden from the Prairie
  Let’s go to Varasdin
  (Katalin Benedekffy, Béla Turpinszky-Gippert)
Dinicu: The lark
J. Strauss: Radetzky March

Reserved the right to change the program.
Price list
V.I.P. Category
– at 8 personed tables with dinner and wine:
125 EUR
I. Category
– at 8 personed tables with dinner and wine:
110 EUR
II. Category
– at 8 and 4 personed tables with dinner and wine:
100 EUR
III. Category
– at 6 personed tables with wine & salty snacks:
50 EUR
IV. Category
– concert ticket with wine-tasting:
45 EUR
V. Category
– concert ticket with wine-tasting:
35 EUR
VI. Category
– concert ticket with wine-tasting:
30 EUR

Budapest Congress Center
Budapest Congress Center
1124 Budapest, Jagelló str. 1-3.