Violinist Zoltan Maga to Bring Budapest's Fiery Music and Dance to Segerstrom Center, 10/16

Zoltán Mága, Hungary's foremost violin virtuoso and PBS television star, brings his fiery Gypsy music to Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Friday, October 16, 2015 at 8 p.m., for one night only. Joining Mága, direct from Budapest, will be beautifully-costumed folk dancers, a cast of hand-picked singers, ballroom dancers and his orchestra.

Tickets to Zoltán Mága start at $29 and will go on sale Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 10 a.m. PDT. Tickets will be available online at www.SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746.

From heart-warming ballads, beautiful Viennese waltzes and beloved arias to classic movie favorites, Latin dancing and the furious speeds of Ma?ga's traditionally-costumed Gypsy band, Mága and cast will present a European musical production with a zesty, unforgettable dash of Hungarian paprika, live on stage at Segerstrom Center for the Arts!

Reminiscent to the flair of André Rieu, Zoltán Mága's technical and expressive brilliance on his violin makes him a worldwide phenomenon! Mága has performed in nearly 100 countries on five continents, playing before kings, heads of state, church dignitaries, world-famous movie stars and packed arenas in his native country and other major European cities.

American audiences will recognize Mága from the March 2015 premiere of his PBS national television special, Zoltán Mága: From Budapest with Love, recorded at the beautiful, historic Vigado Concert Hall in Budapest.

Mága is a master of the violin, continually searching for new ways to communicate with his audiences with musicianship that shines through his repertoire of traditional Hungarian folk melodies and classical rhapsodies. He has a unique, instantly recognizable crossover style, mingling classical, folk, Latin and more. Audiences throughout the world adore Mága for his charismatic talent, warmth and beautiful artistry. His orchestra dazzles: the cimbalom's fast, expressive and exotic melodies combine with Western orchestral instruments to create a spectacular, energetic feast for the eyes and ears.

The Zoltán Mága concert tour is a production of Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Founded in 1987, Attila Glatz Concert Productions produces, promotes and manages classical, jazz, folk, country, film and video game music performances worldwide. The company's signature presentation is the beloved Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert, presented annually in over 20 major concert halls throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.glatzconcerts.com.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is unique as both an acclaimed arts institution and as a multi-disciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence on all of its stages, offering unsurpassed experiences, and engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring programs.

Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center is Orange County's largest non-profit arts organization and owns and operates the 3,000-seat Segerstrom Hall and intimate 250-seat Judy Morr Theater, which opened in 1986, and the 2,000-seat Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, which opened in 2006 and also houses the 500-seat Samueli Theater, the studio performance space and Boeing Education Lab. A spacious arts plaza anchors Segerstrom Center for Arts and is home to numerous free performances throughout the year as part of Segerstrom Center for the Arts' ongoing Free for All series. The American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School at Segerstrom Center opens in 2015.

The Center presents a broad range of programming for audiences of all ages, including international ballet and dance, national tours of top Broadway shows, intimate performances of jazz and cabaret, contemporary artists, classical music performed by renowned chamber orchestras and ensembles, family-friendly programming, free performances open to the public from outdoor movie screenings to dancing on the plaza and many other special events. The Center's arts-in-education programs are designed to inspire young people through the arts and reach hundreds of thousands of students each year.

In addition to the presenting and producing institution Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the 14-acre campus also embraces the facilities of two independent acclaimed organizations: Tony Award®-winning South Coast Repertory and a site designated as the future home of the Orange County Museum of Art.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is also proud to serve as the artistic home to three of the region's major performing arts organizations: Pacific Symphony, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and the Pacific Chorale, who contribute greatly to the artistic life of the region with annual seasons at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

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