There are many New Year concerts in Budapest that have been a tradition for many many years now. And there are always new surprises making the New Year music palette more colorful and richer to cater for all music tastes in all possible genres, whether it is opera or rock, chamber music or triphop.
To make your New Year break more of a celebration, do pick a concert to attend as music will ending and starting your New Year so much more. Here are some of the best New Year Concerts in Budapest on December 31, 2012
Budapest New Year’s Eve Concerts 2012
New Year Concert in St. Michael’s Church
Budapest Innercity St Michael Church Concert (Belvarosi Szent Mihaly Templom): Monday, December 31 2012, 6 pm, Vivaldi The Four Seasons (Summer, Winter, Spring, Autumn), Mozart A little Night Music, Franz Liszt Hungarian rhapsody No. 2
Live Salon and Gypsy Music on a Budapest New Year Eve Cruise
Budapest New Year’s Day Concerts 2013
If you decide to spend the New Year’s Day in Budapest with a classical concert, take a look at the following options (and do book well in advance once you have picked your best choice as the New Year concerts quickly sell out, this being a busy period in Budapest, Hungary). If you find the Budapest list too short, you can take a quick 3 hour train trip to Vienna for a true Viennese New Year Concert.
Palace of Arts New Year’s Concert January 1 2013
The prestigious Palace of Arts in Budapest (Muveszetek Palotaja) will present a fantastic New Year’s Day concert: Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra & Helmuth Rilling at the Palace of Arts Budapest, Tuesday, January 01 2013,7 pm, Haydn, Franz Joseph: The Seasons, Hob. XXI:3
Budapest Sports Arena New Year’s Concert January 1 2013
New Year’s Violin Concert with Zoltan Maga, Tuesday, January 01 2013, 7 pm at Papp László Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest. Franz Liszt selected works Zoltan Kodaly selected works Franz Lehar selected works, Ferenc Erkel selected works, Bela Bartok selected works
New Year Concert in St. Michael’s Church January 1 2013
Budapest Innercity St Michael Church Concert: Tuesday, January 1 2013, 7 pm, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Alleluja from Exultant, Jubilate.
New Year Chamber Concert at the Danube Palace January 1 2013
Duna Palace New Year’s Day Concert with Chamber Music: Chamber Concert with the Danube Chamber Orchestra with Dulcimer Show, Tuesday, January 1 2013, 5:30 pm, Mozart, Liszt or Gershwin for chamber orchestra and Hungarian Cimbalom (Hammered dulcimer). Student discounts apply.
New Year Symphony Concert at the Danube Palace January 1 2013
The New Year’s Symphony Concert also features a unique Cimbalom show: Chamber Concert with the Danube Chamber Orchestra with Dulcimer Show, Tuesday, January 1 2013, 8 pm, Mozart, Liszt or Gershwin for symphony orchestra and a special Hungarian instrument called Cimbalom (Hammered dulcimer). Also in package with a dinner and cruise. Student discounts apply.
New Year Concert at Budapest Congress Center January 1 2013
New Year Concert with the Budapest Klezmer Band at the Budapest Congress Center
Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal New Year Concert January 1 2013
Budapest Violinists with Carlo Ponti conductor, 5pm Jan 1 2013 – an early evening classical music concert in a Budapest luxury hotel.
Budapest January 2 Concert in 2012
New Year Concert at RAM Colosseum January 2 2013
Johan Strauss pieces will welcome the New Year of 2013 in Budapest at the RAM Colosseum in Karpat Street, Budapest District XIII. Date: 7 pm, Jan 2, 2013
Piano Evening at the Palace of Arts Budapest
Piano concert with Gyorgy Adam at the Budapest Palace of Arts
Miscellaneous Concerts on New Year Day Budapest 2013
Salon and Gypsy Music on the Budapest New Year River Cruise
Live Salon and Gypsy Music on a Budapest New Year Day Cruise
Dates: January 1 2013
Quimby Concert at Trafo Concert Hall
Quimby indie rock concert at the Trafo Concert Hall, 8 pm Jan 1 2012
Jazz Concert at Cafe Lado
Orsolya Urban and Sramko Jazz Trio performing a NYD concert at Cafe Lado Budapest