Posts Tagged ‘Dohnányi Orchestra’

Jolly Good Oratory – Monty Python ‘s movie “Life of Brian” comes to life on stage in Budapest.

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Well the month May is a bit far ahead, but never-the-less to hear the good news in advance is always a thrill!

Monty Python  – Not the Messiah … then who(!?!) … well in a nutshell  –  just a very naughty boy!

The domestic premiere on May, 31 will be at the Papp László Budapest Sports Arena.

After seven years captivates concert halls around the world the show is coming in May, 2015. Eric Idle and John Du Prez. „Not the Messiah” was also the author of the award-winning musical Spamalot. The show to be presented is a veritable genuine cavalcade in its unique genre. The founder of Monty Python, Eric Idle once said this is the „Baroque ‘n’ Roll”. Been on tour with the “Not the Messiah” in Canada, UK, United States of America, Australia and so forth, the show in May makes its debut in Budapest by excellent Hungarian singers, artist.  The Life of Brian from ’79 holds classic gags to giggle about and of course the best known famous songs which will trigger loud of smiles and laughter by the audience.

On October, 2. 2009., with a smashing full house celebrated with this piece Monty Python’s 40th birthday together with still existing Monty Python members, as Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam. The show was held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, along with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and with renowned opera soloists.

Eric Idle –  An Englishman in Budapest!

A comedian, actor, writer, singer, composer and songwriter and member of the Monty Python team and will be visiting Hungary for the first time and that ain’t a joke!

Definitely, the one-and-only undistinguishable guest at the premiere night.

Naturally, the well-known catchy songs, as the  “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” and the “Lumberjack Song” will not be missing. The jolly good oratory’s domestic premier surely will warm up the hearts and souls, sing-a-ling together with the Hungarian-known opera, musical singers and actors.

Learn at the press conference of to-day, that for the time being the catchy words will be in Hungarian language with English subtitle and later on taking on the road  to countrywide cities as to: Győr, Szombathely,Veszprém, Miskolc, Debrecen, Szeged  will have the performance also in English language by the Hungarian singers and actors. This may welcome, attract more foreigners as well to see the piece.

Also highlighting with his presence, as the narrator – most probably dressed in blue, but will not be blue at all in the play – Miklós Galla without whom naturally, the show would be kinda deficient in not having him on stage. Indeed, in his vain flows the utmost Monty Python’s love and spirit from the beginning of time as a domestic follower. Actor – Péter Molnar Kálloy is not far from UK plays. He is well-known in Hungary having huge love in playing W. Shakespeare pieces.

Starring in the show: Judith: Melinda Heiter – soprano – Hungarian State Opera singer,  Mandy Cohen: Kata  Janza – mezzo-soprano  – Budapest Operetta Theater,  Brian Cohen: Zsolt Homonnay – tenor  – Budapest Operetta Theater,  Stan / Loretta / Ben: Steve  Hajdú – baritone-like  – Madách Theater, Reg Biggus Kukis: Demeter Pintér – bass.

Naturally, would be kinda of deficient without having on stage, the full spirit of Miklós Galla in the upcoming show. He is Hungary’s Monty Python’s utmost domestic follower.

The „jolly-good oratorium” having 80 members of Dohnányi Orchestra will be providing the music, conductorGábor Hollerung along with 100 members from the Budapest Academic Amateur Choral Society.

Text Book and lyrics: Eric Idle. Music: JOHN DU Prez and Eric Idle. Original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin. Light and lighting designer – János  Madarász (Bird), Director –  György Szomor, Producer – László Sándor.

Tickets are already available on the spot at the Arena’s ticket booth or through ordering (unfortunately, does not have an English language site.)

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

One night festival with the Django Swing Band – Budapest


The Django Swing Band is Hungary’s first Django-Pop Band

Tuesday, January, 20. 2015. 

 7.30 p.m.

Palace of Arts

District IX.,  l. Komor Marcell Street – Budapest

Swing à la Django band is giving a concert with celebrity guests as:  the Dohnányi Orchestra, conducted by Gábor Werner with guests: Pankastic!, András Hajós Micheller Myrtill Edina Szirtes Mókus and Tcha Badji (FR & CAN).

In Hungary and abroad had been proven many times, by the members of the Swing band Django the Hungarian music scene is rich in outstanding colors. At this unique concert straight from France are coming the French Tcha Badji manouche swing authentic band.

Swing à la Django is an innovative six-piece band (hardwood  Pál Lombos – bass, Dániel Kardos – guitar, József Csurkulya – dulcimer, Vilmos Seres – clarinet, accordion, Márk Horvath – guitar, Bence Gazda – violin. This created the unusual formation harmony sound authentic Hungarian music, French chansons and mixers of world manouche, jazz, swing and tango having the colors of the rainbow within their unique style.

Behind them are many years of experience gained at domestic and foreign concerts. wherever they stepped on stage their performances received endless applause. The band  enjoys going back to the roots, mostly inspired by Django Reinhardt … the Belgian-born genre gypsy jazz guitarist … stepping into the atmosphere  … Roaring in the 1920’s and 1930’s.

Update by Aggie Reiter