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The Budapest Café Orchestra

May 22 @ 7:30 pm


Refreshingly unconventional and snappily attired boutique orchestra.

Following sell-out shows at The Swallow Theatre since 2016, we are delighted that BCO are returning in 2023.

The Budapest Café Orchestra bring you gypsy and folk-flavoured music in their own fresh and surprising way.

From Balkan and Russian traditional pieces, to artful distillations of the masterpieces by the great Romantic composers, to Gaelic folk anthems, their infectious music will get into your veins and stay there forever.

With 13 albums to their name the Budapest Café Orchestra was established in 2009 by British composer and violinist Christian Garrick, and led by him have won legions of fans with their magical and infectious performances.

A small but impeccably formed ensemble of just four players, the BCO combines violin, guitar, accordion, double bass, saz & balalaika to dazzling effect,
creating an awesome aural alchemy normally only characteristic of far larger ensembles.

“Your music is really great” – Helena Bonham Carter

“Their arrangements are brilliant, their improvisations inspired. Their humour and, on occasion, sheer silliness hides a real brilliance of execution. In every bit of the material the charming irony hides really serious and focussed music-making. This is entertainment of a high order” – Sir Roger Norrington

“The music is magic in their hands” – Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3

“Absolutely acoustically electrifying!” – Time Out

Duration : approximately 100 minutes including an interval.
Recommended age : suitable for all

Budapest Café Orchestra
Monday 22 May 2023 7.30pm
Tickets : £22


May 22
7:30 pm
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The Swallow Theatre
01988 850368
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The Swallow Theatre
Moss Park
Ravenstone, Whithorn, DG8 8DR
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01988 850368
View Venue Website