Budapest Café Orchestra
BCO plays a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, and their own unique re-imaginings of some of the biggest tunes ever written by the classical greats.
A small, but impeccably formed, orchestra of just four players, the BCO combines violin, guitar, accordion, double-bass, saz and balalaika to dazzling effect, and including two of the country’s celebrated international soloists who revel at the heart of proceedings. Accordionist exemplar Eddie Hession, a supreme accordion champion of Great Britain who has accompanied Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras and Chris Rea; and Christian Garrick - one of the world’s most celebrated jazz violinists who has played with the likes of Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth, Nigel Kennedy, and Bireli Lagrene.
Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires - plus a few surprises along the way - hugely entertaining, immense skill and profound musicianship, a show by the BCO is good enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube!