Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra/100 Gypsy Violins
The Official Concert Celebration
Guest performer: Attila Kökeny & his band
The Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra announced an Arena concert.
On January 15, 2023, the 100 Gypsy Symphony Orchestra will give a festive concert at the Papp László Budapest Sports Arena. The world-renowned musicians are embraced by the principal violonist József Csócsi Lendvai. Attila Kökény and his band will be the guest performers of the large-scale production.
Three years after their 35th anniversary concert, on January 15, 2023, from 7:30 p.m., the musicians of the 100 Gypsy Band will once again play in front of thousands of people. The world-famous symphony orchestra will be brought together at the Papp László Budapest Sports Arena by József Csócsi Lendvai, who was awarded with the Golden Cross of Merit of the Hungarian Republic. This will be the final concert of they 35-year anniversary concert series.
The evening was titled the : „Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra/100 Gypsy Violins, The Official Concert Celebration”
The unique musical formation, officially known as Hungarikum, gave more than a thousand concerts in many cities in Africa, America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. In their concert, in addition to works of classical music - including Liszt, Bartók, Kodály, Hubay, Erkel, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Sarasate, Strauss - they will play well-known folk music, Hungarian music and traditional Hungarian gypsy music, which the orchestra interprets in a special and unique style, enriched with the characteristic soundscape of "100 Gipsy Violins".
"When compiling the repertoire, I always make sure that there are pieces of Hungarian and Gypsy composers in the program, as well as works written by foreign composers using Hungarian and Gypsy melodies, such as Monti's csárdás, Brahms's Hungarian dances or Sarasate's Gypsy style," said Nándor Beke Farkas, the President of the 100 Gypsy Violins.
The Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra is the largest Gypsy orchestra in the world. They won the Hungarian Heritage Award in 2000, and entered in the Guinness Book of Records in the same year. Since its inception, the 100 Gypsy Violins has released 27 CDs and 5 DVDs, 5 platinum and 9 gold albums.
Attila Kökény and his band will be the guest performers of the large-scale performance.
"I have known Attila Kökény since he was young, we were friends with his father, and even his father-in-law was a good friend of mine. Attila is one of today's singers who is very versatile and can perform excellently in different genres: Hungarian or Gypsy notes, jazz, dance songs, world hits. There will be real fantastic music on stage. For this special production, it will be worth coming to the Papp László Arena on January 15, 2023. You won't regret it," said Nándor Beke Farkas.
Attila Kökeny has been making music since he was 17 years old, and has been playing piano for 20 years. He writes his songs himself. Megasztár 5 brought him the real fame, in which he was nominated by his children: then he became the best male voice of 2010. On December 6, 2017, it was announced that his song „Eletre kel” entered in Duna TV's Eurovision selection program, A Dal 2018, performed together with Nikoletta Szőke and Róbert Szakcsi Lakatos. He is married, the father of three children and the grandfather of two boys. He also took a role as a unicorn in the Masked Singer show, which started in 2020. He is one of the members of the jury in the seventh season of the Sztárban sztár music show.
"The most important on the stage will be the band itself, its monumental appearance and sound will, as always, provide a memorable experience. The concert will be a real musical treat for the fans," said Gábor Guba, head of Green Stage Production.
The concert is organized by the Green Stage Production office, whose motto is:
"The protection of our Earth, and therefore our conscious goal, is to be able to calculate the Ecological Footprint of the given events from the energy consumption data necessary for the implementation of every concert or performance we organize, and as a result of these calculations, plant as many trees in our country as can offset this created ecological footprint."