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The 73rd Festa della Republica Italian – Budapest

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Friday, May. 30. 2019.

Reception marking Italy’s National Day @ Várkert Bazár – Budapest.

H.E. Massimo Rustico – Ambassador of Italian Embassy welcomed and greeted the huge number of guests. By H.E.’s side his wife,  Gian Luca Borghes – director of the Italian Institute of Culture, Francesco Mari – president of the Italian Chamber of Commerce.  Many more representives of Italy and distinguished guest from Embassies, Trade, joint partners and so forth. H.E. was delighted to see approx. more than a thousand invited guests arrived to the historic surroundings of the Várkert Bazár to celebrate Italy’s National Day and to take part in enjoying the ceremony.

H.E. spoke about the event which also carries as a reminder of the cultural and industrial influence of Italy, while at the same time giving a sense of the spirit of the country in many ways and wished the guests a relaxed evening. H.E. Massimo Rustico  – Italian Ambassador emphasized Italy’s main export products. Italian style and products do not have to be introduced nor popularizing such as food, clothing and fashion, and vehicles as well, just as arts, culture, and tourism. During the reception Made in Italy sweets, meat from Kométa, scootersd from Vespa, Pirelli hoops. The beauty of cars were on the spot: all-new Alfa Romeo, SUV  Stelvio Quadrifoglio, also one of the major sponsors, Fiat Chrysler. The other diamond sponsor, UniCredit. H.E. also added Q.: “The National Day is actually on the 2nd of June, but we hold it to-day on Friday cause on the coming week-end everybody will head for relaxing to the Lake Balaton and did not wish to clash with people’s long weekend holiday plans.”

Representing the government, Gergely Gulyás, Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office commented on the long-standing history between the two countries and are partners, both bilaterally and within the European Union, and the minister pledged Hungary’s commitment to the EU, even while member states may at times disagree with one another’s views.

BUT last BUT not least!!! Far from unexpected was the so called “fashion show” with all the outfits in movies worn by the unforgettable famous actress Audrey Hepbourn. Audrey Hepburn featured in several dresses in shooting Italian movies such as “War and Peace” – 1956, directed by Király Vidor. The color white famous dress was made:  ivory gazar silk dress trimmed with silver embroideries and application of small blue velvet horses. See Audrey’s several outfits rolling along at the slideshow.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Herald News: Lindsey Stirling dazzling violinist @ Budapest 2019

Lindsey Stirling – violinist … dazzling artist – above average talent … is no secret to be the 21st century’s most innovative star. She will be returning to Hungary with her super concert  from 8 p.m. on October, 7. 2019 at the Papp László Budapest Sport Arena.

Lindsey Stirling’s headline tours played to a cumulative audience of over 500,000 people worldwide.

In 2017, Lindsey released her first ever holiday album titled Warmer in the Winter and most probably melodies will be on her list at the concert.

Throughout the year on music channels thousands-and-thousands listen to her sophisticated violin playing.

To Lindsey’s  Budapest concert fans may purchase their tickets in several available packages:

VIP1 package – Meet & Greet Experience – price:91429HUF

One premium seat in the first 3 rows (sector 003) to see Lindsey Stirling live

Meet Lindsey! Say hello and snap a photo with Lindsey before the show

Invitation to The Lindsey Stirling Pre-Show Party, featuring;

Private performance by Lindsey Stirling o Q&A with Lindsey Stirling

Interactive party games & photo opportunities

Party snacks & refreshments

Limited-edition merchandise gift signed by Lindsey Stirling

Commemorative laminate & lanyard

Merchandise shopping opportunity before general doors

On-site party host

VIP2 package – Pre-Show Experience – price:57065HUF

One premium seat in the first (4-7) rows (sector 003) to see Lindsey Stirling live

Invitation to The Lindsey Stirling Pre-Show Party, featuring;

Private performance by Lindsey Stirling

Q&A with Lindsey Stirling o Interactive party games & photo opportunities

Party snacks & refreshments • Limited-edition merchandise gift signed by Lindsey Stirling

Commemorative laminate & lanyard

Merchandise shopping opportunity before general doors

On-site party host

VIP3 package – Seamless Package – price:43.405 HUF

One premium seat in the first (8-15) rows (sector 003) to see Lindsey Stirling live

Limited-edition merchandise gift signed by Lindsey Stirling

Commemorative laminate & lanyard

Merchandise shopping opportunity before general doors

On-site party host

Tickets are already out from May, 10.  and can be obtained through broadway.com

Tourist, foreigners to be staying at this time of the year in Budapest may also purchase their tickets to the coming concert in advance before they are sold out.

Update Aggie Reiter

Chris Botti Concert @ Budapest – 2019

 

June, 5. 2019.  – 7.30 p.m.

Chris Botti, Grammy Award-winning trumpet artist and composer … fusion of sounds will be here again to hold a concert at MOM  Entertainment Center – Budapest.

His name is well known by the Hungarian jazz audience, and he is now returning to Hungary. Chris Botti is perhaps the greatest figure in the young trumpet generation. He has been attracted to the genre since his teenage years and has created a unique style over the years.  He is fond in improvising, but his music is not unbridled. He prefers pop forms, but he is attracted by the atmospheric quality that characterizes jazz.  He has already won one of the best jazz album titles in his career, which has been labeled with several albums.

Sy Smith will also be on stage at Chris Botti’s upcoming Budapest concert. The American singer sang alongside world stars like Whitney Houston, Usher or Eric Benet.

His music has already been discovered by the film world, and with Sting he wrote a film sound in 1999, but perhaps the greatest award was the 2005 Grammy Award.

He is also a great showman and this can be witnessed at his forthcoming concert in Budapest. Tickets are already out and available through eventim.hu

Look forward to see and hear  why musical geniuses such as Sting, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell  wished to play music together with him.

Update Aggie Reiter

Luis Fonsi VIDA on World Tour – Budapest Sport Arena – 2019

Luis Fonsi is coming to Hungary again and is looking forward to his Budapest concert. He gave a successful concert in Budapest Park two years ago. Probably,  the biggest pop hit of the past few years is Despacito and on August, 17, will fill the house head-to-toe swaying in latin music at the Papp László Budapest Sport Arena.

The Latin Grammy award-winning Puerto Rican singer  will give a real large-scale fiesta boosts to the Hungarian audience and encourage them to dance to his hits. As it turned out, the singer will visit a Hungarian gym and a local restaurant before the concert.

The 40-year-old singer-songwriter is one of the best-known performers of Latin music. Until now, over 20 years of his career, his albums have become gold and platinum in many countries  such as: Mexico, Spain, United States, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela), and he has also received the Latin Grammy.

He wrote himself in the history of music in 2017 when Daddy Yankee released his song Despacito, became a world-wide success.

Update Aggie Reiter

THE QUARRYMEN – John Lennon’s first band @ Eger – 2019

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The Quarrymen band arrived to Hungary to attend at the 4th year anniversary of the Beatles Museum on the Egri Road in the City of Eger – Hungary. In the Middle East European region at Eger stands the one-and-only Beatles museum.

John Lennon’s first band “The Quarrymen” with Colin Hanton, Len Garry, Rod Davis, Ches Newby gave their first concert in Hungary on the 12th of May at the Gárdonyi Géza Theater in Eger.

Previously to the concert, a press conference was held in the Hotel Korona Eger assembly hall, members went back in time and spoke about their own and common memories  rolling back to the first days before the birth of the Beatles.

At the beginning the memories were dripping, but in a wink time came upon surface to eachother and spoke about those joint memories when playing music together and how they spent their free-time in the old days. Gábor Peterdi showed the members the leaflet published for this occasion: “THE QUARRYMEN … on the Road to Egri Road”. The musicians with much surprise eagerly were looking at the leafing shown at the press conference. It was prepared by graphic comic Csaba Mester  for hosting the band on this occasion.  The text was by Gábor Peterdi within Hungarian and English version. The leaflet is numbered and available at the Beatles museum.  The leaflet is only a one time occasionally published.

After the Quarrymen storytellers, Gábor Peterdi – owner of the Beatles Museum escorted the Lads around the Museum where they admired and were deeply impressed by the huge collection and a bunch of rare relics. They also recognized …  enjoyed seeing some items they were also familiar from way back  and brought  memos of those happy days, also not to mention the quantity of all sort of items gathered by the museum. Thereafter, jointly unveiled the newest relics … a portrait of John Lennon with his original signature brought by the members of the Quarrymen to enrich museum collections.

During Lads two-day stay at Eger, visited deputy major – Botond Rázsó at the City Hall, thereafter came a tour to the minaret, the Basilica and on their way met with fans and signed countless autographs and posed for photos as well. Was a  day to remember for Beatles fans meeting the pre-Beatles members.

On Sunday, May, 12 the Liverpool Quartet visited the Szépasszony Valley, where they tasted the well-known Egri Bikavér and the other Eger wine specialties. The Hungarian lunch was very tasty for each of them, especially that the real Gulyás – “Gulash” had never been tasted by them.

Reaching the afternoon, at four o’clock, after a short soundcheck, the program continued with a one-hour concert. Almost every song filled the theater that John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison played in those early. Durinbg the afternoon, Part2 The BlackBirds, an internationally acclaimed Hungarian ensemble played Beatles tunes and continued ended up by the two bands singing together “Twenty Flight Rock” the song of Paul McCartney. With this song Len Garry proposed to enter John Lennon’s band .

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

“Fare Cinema” – Italian Film Review 2019 @ Budapest

Fare Cinema  – “The Profession of the Photographers” Italian Film Review

 May, 20 – 28. 2019.

For the second time this year the “Fare Cinema”  the Italian Film Institute, organizes the Italian Film Festival with the Uránia National Film Theater.   The event was initiated by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation launched last year with the aim that foreign institutions for diplomatic and cultural networks for promoting Italian cinema.

This year between May, 20 to 28, some of the famous representatives of the Italian film industry will visit the Hungarian capital again, the film director – Pippo Mezzapesa and director and film critic – Mario Sesti will join the “Fare Cinema.  For  overview see Uránia National Theater’s site: https://urania-nf.hu/film.

Update Aggie Reiter

Herald News! Pre-Beatles “The Quarrymen” @ Eger/ Hungary.

Here we go …  continuing as indicated …

The Quarrymen, an early incarnation of The Beatles, playing for the first time in Hungary.

This coming week-end!

Sunday May, 12, 2019. 

4 p.m. @ Gardonyi Géza Theater – Eger/Hungary.

7 August 1957 is commonly believed to be the first date The Quarrymen played at the soon-to-be-legendary venue. At the time being was the breeding ground for them. Colin Hanta, Len Garry and Rod Davis in the late fifties formed the band with John Lennon’s idea of what a noble simplicity as Quarrymen band name after the Quarry Bank High School.

And the Quarrymen eventually evolved into the Beatles. In the begining they began to play skiffle, the ragtag mix of American blues and early rock ‘n’ roll that captivated English youth in the mid-50’s. In 1997 the reunited Quarrymen released a CD, “Get Back … Together” featuring “Blue Moon of Kentucky” … “Whole Lotta Shakin”‘ and other songs from the band’s skiffle origins … And the rest is HISTORY!

To hear and be a part of the legendary pre-Beatles the Quarrymen ain’t possible “all you have to do” be present at the Gardonyi Géza Theater at Eger where the original lads from the Beatles will give a concert and share stories from their first steps as they came together.

The Hungarian BlackBirds! will also play Beatles hits at the concert.

Time is running, in less than 4 days the concert is on! Choose your seat before the tickets will be sold out: https://www.jegy.hu/program/az-elso-beatles-the-quarrymen-live-in-eger-103626/547931?lang=en

… Looking back to the previous update: https://rollinginbudapest.com/2019/04/14/john-lennons-original-quarrymen-band-coming-to-the-city-of-eger/

P.S. All European countries Beatles Fans are more than welcomed to this one time concert and visiting The Beatles Museum on the Egri Road at Eger!

Update Aggie Reiter