Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

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  • $15 for one ticket to see the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble (up to a $29 value)
  • When: Friday, November 15, at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center
  • Seating: rows C–E or rows F–H of the balcony, or rows AA–FF or U–Z of the orchestra
  • Door time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.
  • Click here to view the seating chart.

Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

Cloaked in billowing skirts, feathered hats, gold-piped military tunics, and other colorful garb, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble shows off the traditional dances of their homeland. But their mission isn't just to perform the dances—they also aim to preserve centuries of tradition. Drawing from more than five decades of research, the troupe's choreography and musical pieces hail from all corners of Hungary, showcasing the wildly diverse styles that have evolved over the centuries. Intricate footwork and flying leaps join melodies that draw on the same rich Magyar tradition. Some folk tunes flow from instruments relatively unaltered from the days they were played in isolated villages, while other arrangements filter ancient pieces through the genius of Bartók, Liszt, and Brahms, and a Brita pitcher, in case there's any lead in them.

Mayo Performing Arts Center

During Hollywood's Golden Age, The Community Theatre was the crowning achievement of Walter Reade's chain of New Jersey movie palaces. By the 1980s, after five decades of movie screenings and catastrophic popcorn wars, the theater sat in disrepair. Concerned citizens banded together in 1994 to save the historic building from a sad end, and in May 2011, after a series of renovations, the theater officially changed its name to the Mayo Performing Arts Center. The venue currently hosts more than 200 performances a year, occasional art showings, and performance-arts education classes for adults and children.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Nov 15, 2013. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 11/15 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at Mayo Performing Arts Center. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together under the same name to sit together. Discount reflects Mayo Performing Arts Center's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Mayo Performing Arts Center


The Mayo Performing Arts Center straddles time. While one foot is planted in the old-fashioned charm of the 1930s movie-palace golden age, the other is firmly in the tech-savvy modern day. Between is a stretch of history that saw the theater fall into disrepair and then resurrect itself to its star-studded heyday thanks to volunteers. Since its 1994 rebirth, the center has welcomed everyone from the Kirov Orchestra of St. Petersburg to Ringo Starr and Aretha Franklin. But, if the Mayo Center were a tripod, its third foot would certainly reach toward the future—a suite of education studios is on site to cultivate the next generation of performers.

Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

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