The largest Roma symphony orchestra, the Budapest Gipsy Symphony Orchestra, otherwise known as “A Hundred Roma Violins”, will again perform in Zagreb. The concert will also be a charity event as part of the proceeds will go toward the Ana Rukavina Foundation.
The concert will be held on September 5th at 9 PM at ŠRC Šalata in Zagreb and will be organized by the Concert Direction Zagreb and Lunapromotion. Another concert will be held on September 6th at 9 PM in the newly built hall, Višnjik, in Zadar which will be organized by Lunapromotion and the Tourist Board of the City of Zadar.
Tickets are very reasonably priced – 50 kuna for mezzanine seating and 100 kuna for orchestra seating. Tickets for the Zagreb concert can be purchased at Integral, Dallas Music Shop, Kompas, STA Zagreb, Atlas, Adriatica.net, Aquarius, and Generalturist. Tickets for the Zadar concert can be purchased at the Tourist Information Center Zadar, Generalturist, Adriatica.net, Gulliver Travel, Adria Agency, and the CD shops: T-Rex, Aquarius and Dallas.
During the past few years, the Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra has appeared around the world and performed in well-known concert halls and at festivals, especially in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxemburg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey. Until his tragic death in December of 1997, Laszlo Barki, the conductor of the Hungarian National Ensemble, diligently and successfully led the orchestra. Thanks to him, the orchestra recruited the best soloists in Hungary, such as Lakatos, Lendvai Csocsi, Boross, and Berki – who are all members of the orchestra – the “cream” of the Hungarian – Roma music dynasty. Sandor Buffo Rigo is the president, art director and head of the orchestra, together with Joszef Lendvai Csocsi.
Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this great concert, and at the same time, help the work of the Ana Rukavina Foundation.