Are you going to visit Budapest at the end of the year?
You will enjoy an unique atmosphere during Christmas and the New Year celebration!
This is also an opportunity to attend concerts in Budapest in December when many high quality programs are offered.
The tickets for shows and concerts available in December are running out quickly and we have selected the concerts where tickets were still available in early September during the update of this article.To help you choose and book them in time, here is our selection of concerts and shows in Budapest in December!
CONCERTS IN ST. STEPHEN’S BASILICA
In the majestic setting of St. Stephen’s Basilica in the center of Pest is performed a weekly organ concert by Miklós Teleki. The arias of the program are performed by Kolos Kováts, one of the most famous singers of oratorio concerts in Hungary and you can also listen to the flutist Eleonóra Krusic. Concert every thursday at 8.00 pm with the program (subject to change): Mozart: Fantasy in F minor K 608, Antonio Vivaldi: 4 Seasons – Winter, Alessandro Stradella: Pieta Signore, Tomaso Albinoni: Adagio, Ferenc Liszt: Choral, Franz Schubert: Maria Ave, Robert Schumann, George Bizet, Johann Sebastian Bach, …
Duration about 70 minutes. Tickets from 20 €
Organ Concert Tickets and Concert Tickets – click here
Discover this video of the beautiful St Stephen’s Basilica on this link.
BUDAPEST DUNA STRING ORCHESTRA
You can also attend concerts of the Duna String Orchestra in St Stephen’s Basilica every Tuesday and Sunday at 20:00. On the program (subject to change): Bach (Air BWV 1068), Händel (Rejoice), Albinoni (Adagio), Vivaldi (The Four Seasons ‘Extracts’), Gounod (Ave Maria), Händel (Largo, opera Xerxes), Schubert (Ave Maria), Mozart, Wolfgang (Requiem ‘extracts’), Bizet (Agnus Dei) among others.
Duration: about 70 mn. Tickets starting from 35 € in category C.Information Concert Orchestra Duna String and tickets – click here
Address: ST. STEPHEN’S BASILICA, Szent István ter 1, 5th district, Pest – map –
New Year Concert of the 100 Gypsy Violins Orchestra on December 30.
The 100 Gypsy Violins Orchestra is performing a Gala Concert at the Budapest Congress Center. The event begins with wine tasting and a folk dance show. The concert (Strauss, Brahms, Khatchaturian, Brahms, Strauss, Bizet, Rossini and Liszt …) can also be combined with a gourmet dinner ( different ticket caregory options).
The program: 18.15-18.45: Wine tasting, folk dance 19.00: Concert 1st part / dinner, 20.00: Break, 20.20: concert 2nd part / continuation of the dinner.
Video of the 100 Gypsy Violins Orchestra:
Tickets from 45 € in category VI.
(attention, concert usually fully booked from the end of November).
Address: Budapest Kongresszusi Központ, 1123 Budapest, Jagelló u. 1-3. 12th District, Buda – Map –
MATTHIAS CHURCH CONCERTS in December
In the magnificent Matthias Church in the historic old town of Buda, classical music concerts are organized at 19:00 with the Budapest Duna String Orchestra performing compositions by Bach, Handel, Mozart and Vivaldi, among others.
from 40€ (in category B).
Information Concerts Matthias Church and tickets – click here
Address: Matthias Church, Szentháromság tér 2, 1st district, Buda – map –
LISZT ACADEMY OF MUSIC
The Liszt Academy of Music is a jewel for its unique architecture and classical concerts. Located in the center of Pest on the Liszt Ferenc Square, it is one of our favorites and a unique experience even if you are not a music lover. (Tickets from 13 euros for some concerts). The Academy has several concert halls, so check that your concert is in the ‘Great Hall’ (the one shown in the photo).
FOLKLORE DANCE SHOW AT THE DANUBE PALACE
Discover the art of folk dance in Hungary during a 90-minute show (including an intermission) in the unique setting of the Danube Palace in Pest in the city center. True testimony of the Hungarian heritage, this show will reveal the tradition of costumes, music and dance of Hungary and its former empire. Tickets (3 categories) are also offered with a pick-up service.
Duration: about 90 minutes. Tickets starting from 24 € .Folk Dance performance – information and tickets – click here
Surprise Christmas Concert: Budapest Festival Orchestra
The Budapest Festival Symphony Orchestra will perform on Wednesday, December 26th at 19:45 for a unique ‘Surprise Concert’ at the Budapest Congress Center.
As you can see on the video above, the audience is asked to select some of the concert programs.
Address: Budapest Kongresszusi Központ, Jagelló u. 1-3. XIIth district, Buda – map.
The Budapest Opera House (on Andrassy Avenue) is closed for renovation until 2019. The ERKEL theater in Pest hosts all the programming: operas, ballets and concerts. While the Erkel Theater does not have the architectural luster of its counterpart, the National Opera, it offers quality programming.
Address: Theater Erkel: János Pál pápa tér 30, 8th round. in Pest – map –