The crème de la crème in global music will be celebrated in Southern California this month, with performances by Hungarian violinist Zoltán Mága with special guest Greek tenor Mario Frangoulis, as well as British/Irish artist Chris De Burgh, singer of the iconic love song “Lady In Red.”
Zoltán Mága (www.magazoltan.com/en), Hungary’s foremost violin virtuoso and PBS television star brings his fiery gypsy music to Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Friday, October 16, in a show titled “From Budapest With Love.” Joining Mága, direct from Europe, will be beautifully-costumed folk dancers, ballroom dancers, orchestra, and very special guests, including one of the world’s top classical crossover artists, Greek tenor Mario Frangoulis (www.mariofrangoulis.com) and nine-year-old pianist and prodigy Elias Phoenix.
Often compared to André Rieu, Zoltán Mága’s technical and expressive brilliance on his violin makes him a worldwide phenomenon. He has performed in 100 countries on five continents to packed arenas, playing before royalty, heads of state, dignitaries and celebrities.
Tickets to ZoltánMága are available online at www.SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. Mága will also perform at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego on October 17.
International recording artist Chris De Burgh’s North American tour will make stops in California this month with three live concert dates. The “Lady In Red” singer will visit Cupertino, Irvine and Los Angeles from October 15 to 18 as part of the “Hands of Man Tour” 2015.
One of the most memorable romantic ballads of all time, De Burgh’s “The Lady In Red” has been long declared a timeless love song, in addition to its chart-topping success in the late 80s.
Ticket information can be found at: www.cdeb.com