Danube Symphony Concert + Dinner & Cruise (SAVE 2,7 Euro)

Symphony concert + Dinner & Cruise

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This is a whole evening program. After classical music concert in Danube Palace enjoy one-hour dinner-cruise on the Danube by the candlelight atmosphere.

A concert of the Danube Symphony Orchestra is an experience no music lover should miss when visiting Budapest. A symphonic orchestra accompanied by a traditional folk instrument is quite unusual outside of Hungary, but get a ticket for one of their concerts and you will hear Mozart, Liszt or Gershwin with a twist. The Danube Symphony Orchestra is accompanied by the cimbalom (hammered dulcimer). Adding a folk instrument to classical favorites has a long tradition in Hungary, dating back to the 19th century. 

The Danube Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1961. Since then they have given many performances in Hungary and abroad. Their repertoire covers almost every musical style from Baroque music to the music of the 20th century. They perform the most famous classical melodies combined with a traditional Hungarian folk instrument, the cimbalom (Hammered Dulcimer). It is a unique opportunity to hear the masterpieces of the great composers interpreted by a folk instrument and a symphonic orchestra in a way which can be enjoyed only in Hungary.

Their permanent conductor is the dynamic personality, András Deák, but they often welcome guest conductors from Hungary and as well as abroad. They have collaborated with many prestigious guest artist such as singer, Giuseppe di Stefano, flutist, James Galway and even Ray Charles. They have given performances all over Europe, in countries such as Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Italy.

The cimbalom, which adds a special sound to the concerts of the Danube Symphony Orchestra is a world renowned Hungarian folk instrument played primarily with beaters. It is equipped with a heavy frame for more dynamic power and has many added string courses for an extended range of sound and also a damper pedal to allow more dynamic control.

Join us for an unforgettable musical journey with a uniquely Hungarian flavor!

Every concert starts at 20.00, and consists of two parts, 40-45 minutes each, plus an intermission.

Prorgram 2014

Berlioz: Rákóczi March
Erkel: Palotás from the opera
“László Hunyadi”
Delibes: Coppelia – Tschardas
Bartók: Romanian folk dances
Haydn: Farewell Symphony IV. movement
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.

Kálmán: Devil-rider – Palotás
Lehár: Gold and Silver Waltz
Liszt: Love dreams
Folk-song adaptation: Under the mountains of Csitár
Kodály: Intermezzo
Monti: Csárdás
Strauss: Long live the Hungarians!
Strauss: Radetzky March

Cimbalom player:
Gergely Oláh
The Danube Symphony Orchestra is
conducted by

Venue of the program: Duna Palota (Danube Palace) - Address: Zrínyi utca 5., V. district, Budapest

Cold entries
Spiced cottage cheese cream and traditional greaves cream

Alföld style goulash with small dumplings
From autumn to spring: Vegetable cream soup
Summer time: Cold fruit soup

Warm main courses
Mini stuffed cabbage
Traditional chicken leg „Paprikasch”
Roasted chicken breast with basil-cheese sauce
Spicy pork rib with thyme – mustard sauce
Roasted sea fish with Chardonnay sauce

Garnishes and vegetarian
Grilled polenta with feta cheese
Homemade dumplings with spinach and mustard-
mushroom sauce
Grilled vegetables
Steamed jasmin rice with corn
Hash-brown potatoes
Steak potatoes

Fresh seasonal salads with dressings
Italian pasta salad
Caesar’s salad
Sweet corn salad with mayonnaise

Home-made strudel
Somló style sponge cake
Dessert variations Európa style
Season fruit basket
Mini tarts

1 Glass of wine (or juice) and 1 bottle of mineral water

You can book the cruise without dinner too, with drinks only (a glass of champagne and another glass of drink: soft drink, wine or beer).


1st category+ Drink & Cruise: 42 EUR
2nd category+Drink & Cruise: 39 EUR
3rd category+Drink & Cruise: 36 EUR
1st category+Dinner & Cruise: 60 EUR
2nd category+Dinner & Cruise: 57 EUR
3rd category+Dinner & Cruise: 54 EUR
VIP ticket: 65 EUR

Reduced Prices (Students)

1st category+ Drink & Cruise: 39 EUR
2nd category+Drink & Cruise: 36 EUR
3rd category+Drink & Cruise: 33 EUR
1st category+Dinner & Cruise: 57 EUR
2nd category+Dinner & Cruise: 54 EUR
3rd category+Dinner & Cruise: 51 EUR
VIP ticket: 65 EUR


2015, October : 10. 24.
2015, December : 27. 30.


Free date Gift Voucher

Give the gift of an unforgettable experience!

We give you the opportunity to surprise your loved ones with a wonderful experience by purchasing a free date ticket for them to use whenever they like.

It gets harder and harder to smile when we unwrap the umpteenth pair of socks or some other similarly unimaginative gift. Holidays, birthdays and anniversaries shouldn't be about hastily purchasing a predictable gift for our friends and family. In the past few decades studies have suggested that the joy one feels when receiving material presents, even if they are the long desired smart phone or a super expensive pair of designer shoes, doesn't last very long, especially when compared to experience gifts.

We offer you the opportunity to give the gift of our program that the recipient may enjoy at a time of his or her choosing within in a year. We request that ticket holders let us know a short time beforehand when we can expect them!


Meeting point & venue for the program (Danube Palace):

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