Hungarian State Folk Ensemble Plays Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall Tonight
The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world, makes their debut at the KimMel Center tonight, November 3 at 3 p.m.in Verizon Hall. Their Philadelphia performance of Hungarian Rhapsody, Gypsy Romance highlights a rich and colorful repertoire of choreographies representative of authentic dances, some collected in isolated villages with dance elements dating back hundreds of years. The Folk Orchestra and the world-famous Gipsy Orchestra perform on stage folk music which inspired Hungarian and international classical composers such as Liszt, Brahms, Kodály and Bartók.
The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble's dance performance Hungarian Rhapsody unifies a thousand year-old culture through a dynamic display of acrobatic and virtuosic Hungarian peasant traditions and other national groups. The famous Gipsy Orchestra plays both dance accompaniments and performs alone. The members of the Folk Orchestra play authentic, traditional instruments and perform Hungarian folk music at its highest artistic level.
Tickets are available for Hungarian State Folk Ensemble for $30 - $65 and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, at the KimMel Center box office, Broad & Spruce streets (open daily 10 am to 6 pm).
The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble was established in 1951 and is one of the top touring groups in the world, having performed in 44 countries across four continents and won the admiration of an audience of more than seven and a half million people.