Concert 2022.10.21. 19:30
Rajkó Orchestra 70

Ticket prices

4.500 HUF, 5.900 HUF

Jubilee concert

Founded 70 years ago in 1952, the Rajkó Orchestra is the proud recipient of numerous awards, honours and titles. Most recently, the orchestra received a particularly valuable recognition when its special programme for the music education of Roma youth, the Rajkó Method, was included in the National Register of Good Practices for the Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Naturally, the orchestra is an ambassador of Hungarian culture.

In addition to traditional gypsy music for café entertainment, the repertoire of the Rajkó Orchestra includes operetta, folk music and the compositions of classical masters, especially when these compositions are in some way connected to the tradition of gypsy music. Unsurprisingly, the music of Ferenc Liszt became an integral and important part of this repertoire. The anniversary concert will include a “Rajkó style” performance of Liszt’s great rhapsody, Hungarian Fantasy, with János Balázs on the piano. Jenő Lisztes will dazzle with his cimbalom playing in another piece by Liszt, and the solo in Sarasate’s famous piece will be performed by the great József Lendvay.


ROSSINI: Il Barbiere di Siviglia – excerpt

LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody, No. 2

BIZET: Carmen – excerpt

BALOGH László: Variations on a Theme

SARASATE: Zigeunerweisen (Gipsy Airs)

LISZT: Hungarian Fantasy

FARKAS: Coronation Verbunkos

MONTI: Csárdás

FARKAS: Gypsy Fantasy

REMÉNYI – FARKAS: Fly, My Swallow


KODÁLY: Kálló Double Dance



József LENDVAY – violin

János BALÁZS – piano

Jenő LISZTES – cimbalom

Rajkó Orchestra (general director: István GERENDÁSI)

Budafok Dohnanyi Orchestra

Budapest Academic Choral Society (choirmaster: Ildikó BALASSA)

Rajkó Folk Ensemble

Sziráky Tímea Dance Company

Conductor: Gábor WERNER 


Organizer: Müpa

Event location

Ceremonial Hall The stunningly beautiful Ceremonial Hall situated on Pesti Vigadó’s second floor is an excellent venue for concerts, cultural events, conferences, standing and seated receptions, gala dinners and other similar events. Read more about this location