The Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra Goes Live on Screen

7:00pm Admission time for audience

An Introduction of the ‘World Cultures Festival 2013 — Lasting Legacies of Eastern Europe’

In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Beyond the Stage

France / 2007 / Colour
In French and Hungarian with Chinese and English subtitles

In this documentary, French producer Xavier Dubuc recalls his life-changing encounter with the 100 Gypsy Violins in the early 1990s, and how he subsequently took the musicians onto the world stage. Sándor Rigó Buffó, the Orchestra’s president, artistic director and conductor, also provides insight into the Gypsies, their passion for music and love of family.

Live relay of concert

Programme includes traditional music of Gypsy and Hungary as well as popular classic works by Brahms, Johann Strauss Jr., Sarasate and Tchaikovsky, etc.
Programme duration is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes with an intermission of 15 minutes