- 8 Dec 2016 6:00 AM
The worldwide unique 100 Gypsy Violons 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.
100 Gypsy Violins
The formation of the Hungarian Heritage Prize winner 100 Member Gipsy Orchestra thirty years ago was inspired by a tragic event.
All of the country’s Gipsy musicians gathered for the funeral of the outstanding “primas king” (gipsy soloist) Sándor Járóka Sr., and played on the ceremony. The idea of a grand concert orchestra, to fill the remaining artistic and intellectual gap, was born.
The founders – László Berki, Tivadar Mészáros, Lajos Boross - , following a months’ long preparation, officially established the “Budapest Gipsy Band Cultural Association” on November 2nd, 1985. Later, among the musicians and audience, the 100 Member Gipsy Orchestra name was used.
The Orchestra debuted within the Budapest Spring Festival on March 22, 1986 at the same place of today’s concert, the Patria hall of the Budapest Congress Center.
The premiere was recognized by both the Hungarian and international professional audience. The 100 Member Gipsy Orchestra began its way to world fame becoming the gift of the Gods for the people. From 2016 they named as The 100 Gypsy Violins.
Date: December 30, 2016
Venue: Budapest Congress Center
Address: 1124 Budapest, Jagelló str. 1–3.
Opening: 6 pm
6.15 pm – 6.45 pm Wine-tasting and folk dance show
7 pm Concert, Part 1
Khachaturian: Sword Dance
Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 5
Kodály: Háry János – intermezzo
Berki: Czardas variation
Hubay: Wavering Balaton
Cimbalom solo performance by Oszkár Ökrös Kossuth Prize winner artist
Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 6
Kodály: Kállai duet
Rossini: William Tell – Overture
8 pm interval
8.20 pm Concert, Part 2
Strauss: The Bat - overture
Strauss: Long live the Magyar! (polka)
Strauss: Lightning and thunder
Ferraris: The two guitars
Performance by Ernő Kállai Junior Prima Prize winner violinst
Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 1
Bizet: Carmen – medley
Marquina: Spanish Gipsy Dance
Dinicu: The lark
Strauss: Radetczky March
– at 8 personed round table with dinner: 99 EUR
– at 6 personed table with wine tasting & salty snacks: 61 EUR
– 1st–4th row with wine-tasting: 48 EUR
– 5th–7th row with wine-tasting: 41 EUR
– 8th–9th row with wine-tasting: 33 EUR
Tickets and further info: http://argosart.hu/