STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble will perform at the Palace Theatre in Stamford on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m.
The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble is widely regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world. It was founded in 1951 and aims to collect and play authentic folk music and to preserve the folk dances and traditional costumes of Hungary and Hungarian-inhabited areas by putting them on stage before the public.
The dances are complemented by colorful traditional costumes and the extraordinary folk music that inspired Liszt, Brahms, Bartók and Kodály.
George Jackson of the Washington Post called the performance "forceful, tasteful, unglorified presentation of ethnic expression."
Tickets range from $27 to $67 in price plus a $7 box office surcharge. They can be purchased at www.scalive.org. Group discounts are available.