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„The Swan Lake” performance @ Erkel Theater – Budapest 2019



Erkel Theater

Monday, 2. December – 7.30 p.m.

Tuesday, 3.  December, –  3 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.

District VIII., 30. II. János Pál pápa Square – Budapest

After a spellbinding performance of „The Swan Lake” of last year in Budapest. This year the Moscow Ballet is to showcase again the most beautiful gems of classical dance The Swan Lake Ballet. The performance will be on stage twice in 2019 for a culture-hungry audience.  The motto of the company is simple: to present the beautiful noble traditions of the classical dance theater to the widest audience and young people. it has been a pledge of uninterrupted success for thousands of audiences on five continents of the world – for over two decades now.

Set to Tchaikovsky’s magical and mystical score , The Swan Lake is one of the most famous and best loved works in the Ballet repertoire worldwide . The Royal Moscow Ballets production of Swan Lake is an irresistible combination of drama and tragedy set against the dramatic battle between good and evil.

Premiered by the Bolshoi was in 1877, “The Swan Lake” tells the story of Princess Odette, turned into a swan by a wicked wizard. Her near rescue by Prince Siegfried – played by Nijinsky in the classic 1911 version in London before his house arrest in Budapest – provides the ballet with its tragic ending.

The ballet troupe permanent participants of the Russian, French, Swiss, Polish, Spanish, Italian, Austrian, Irish and German theater people, but occur in Israel, in the Canary Islands, China, Korea, Japan, Malta and Sri Lanka.

The RMB has since given one thousand shows around the world, from Austria to Zambia, also toured with evergreen favorites such as ‘The Nutcracker’, ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and ‘Cinderella’.

The troupe was founded by Anatoly Emelianov, August 12, 2002 took place first show – and pillars of the Moscow intellectuals also attended the show. By the tenth anniversary of the dance group, had already staged 20 modern and 15 classical ballet performances, choreographed by Anatoly Emelianov. Since the group’s existence, they have toured in many countries such as Tanzania, Zambia and Kenya – the dancers have been staged in the immediate vicinity of Victoria Falls and the audience has received a huge ovation from Don Quixote.

Due to the rapid decline in tickets and the great interest,  “The Swan Lake” ballet troupe will hold an extra performance! On 3. December, before the evening performances, at 3 p.m. will include Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece at the Erkel Theater.

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Friday on your mind … „Kapj Rá„ – „Get it” … Fish … Fish … Fish!

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Halkakas (Fish Bistro)

District, VII., 36. Dohány Street – Budapest

During the morning hours the press individuals were invited to hear about the latest campaign regarding fish consumption in Hungary – namely „Kapj Rá„ – „Get it”

Péter Ondré, Managing Director of the Agricultural Marketing Center and Ferenc Lévai, spokesman for MA-HAL, spoke at the press conference. According to the Agricultural Marketing Center, download of the application can solve different tasks, solve fish and fish related questions, find interesting information about fish, how to prepare fish dishes, and watch recipe videos, said Péter Ondré. In addition, he reported „Kapj rá” “Get it!” has developed a mobile app that users can download for free.

Ferenc Lévai, member of the Hungarian Aquaculture and Fisheries Trade Union (MA-HAL), said, „Kapj Rá” – “Get it!” primary task of the campaign is to increase domestic fish consumption. The campaign highlights the importance of a healthy lifestyle and conscious nutrition, and shows consumers that fish are lagging in the popularity race when the food industry started to market cheap molluscs and covered with breadcrumbs stuffed-processed products from chicken, pork and other meat but not fish. In addition, fish has traditionally been considered the food of the poor, and as a result prosperity has been out of the kitchen by the variety of fish dishes as well. He added that Hungarians eat 5.5-6 kilograms of fish/person/year, while the EU average is around 20 kilograms and the continental record in Portugal the folks eat 56 kilograms/year.

In the future, his goal is to invite customers at least once a week, let’s say marking it on Fridays for fish lovers to eat fish! Hopefully this campaign will go far beyond Budapest and throughout Hungary restaurants will place on their menus Fish Friday  …   „Kapj Rá ” – ” Get it!

At the Halkakas Fish Bistro you are guaranteed the fish ingredients exclusively obtained from Hungary. The bistro only use cooking fresh fish, no deep-frozen. At the end of the press conference individuals were invited onto trays filled with fish delights. The smoked carp pâté, the catfish gyros, the unmatched carp crisps and the carp tempura where all from Hungary’ rivers, ponds and lakes. We swam as fish in the water with the delightful tastes!

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Season opening concert – Italian Cultural Institute @ Budapest

The Rana-Argentieri Duo

Friday, September 5, 2019.  6.30 p.m.

Italian Cultural Institute, Giuseppe Verdi Hall

District; VIII., 8. Bródy Sándor Street – Budapest

This season  starting  with youthful freshness on September, 5.  concert featuring Ludovica Rana (cello) and Stefania Argentieri (piano), the newly formed duo of young Puglian musicians to discover and introduce the lesser known but highly artistic Italian chamber repertoire.

Their concert, Portrait of a Musical, invites the listeners/viewer on a journey through the stylistic explorations, poetics, and suggestions of hidden Italian instrumental chamber music. This Italian musical portrait of Martucci is pure melody lyrics and well-followed structure it starts from his composition and passes through Busoni’s formal metamorphoses and stills of Castelnuovo-Tedesco to the innovative and imagined synthesis of Giovanni Sollima.

Puglia Sounds Export project sponsors: Puglia Region – Assessorato all’Industria Turistica e Culturale, Puglia Sounds,Teatro Pubblico Pugliese.

Required Reservation:
Worthwhile to register for a membership card to be able to participate at not just this but forthcoming concert but to the following concerts with a valid card to the Italian Cultural Institute. With the member’s card (+1 person) can participate.

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World-renowned artists @ Budapest – Hungary – 2019.


On Friday this week begins the first Inaugural New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival and Master Classes in Budapest … World-renowned artists will be the guests from August, 30. until September, 3. 2019.

The Cadenza Arts Management plays an important role in organizing the operative tasks of the festival.

Violinist Miranda Liu, the youngest concertmaster in Hungary, focuses on possibly the most authentic interpretation of chamber music. She has launched the New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival, which will take place in Budapest at the Festetics Palace, Benczúr Palace and the Chamber Hall of the Old Music Academy at the most emblematic concert halls to host such events. Performers include: the Central European String Quartet, pianist Tamás Érdi, clarinetist Csaba Klenyán, cellist Bartosz Koziak from Poland and pianist Georgy Tchaidze from Russia. Furthermore, the chamber orchestra Central European Strings will be making its debut, and the most successful musicians of the younger generation will perform as well.  Innovative programs will provide attendees the excellent opportunity to hear sextet and septet masterpieces in addition to the rich duo, trio and quartet repertoire.

The international master classes of the festival are open to musicians of all ages, offering the opportunity to study solo or chamber music repertoire at individual lessons with the teaching artists of the festival. Students may participate in the festival’s concerto competition to win a prize of a solo performance beside the artists of the festival and make their debuts with the Central European Strings at the festival’s closing concert.

Detailed program of the New Millennium International Chamber Music Festival:

Performers to be: Miranda Liu – Artistic Director. Ensemble in Residence: Central European String Quartet (Miranda Liu, Máté Soós, Haruka Nagao, Judit Szabó) and many more awesome musicians.

Dates and  venues to the concerts_

Friday, August, 30. 2019, 7:30 p.m. – Festetics Palace, Mirror room

Saturday, August, 31. 2019, 5 p.m. Franz Liszt Old Academy of Music, Chamber Hall- -“Brahms”

Sunday, September,1. 2019, 7-30 p.m. – Benczúr Palace, ceremonial hall

Monday, September, 2. 2019, 5 p.m. Franz Liszt Old Academy of Music, Chamber Hall

Closing Concert with the Central European Strings and the winners of the festival’s competition

Monday, September, 2. 2019, 7.30 p.m. Franz Liszt Old Academy of Music, Chamber Hall

Award Ceremony … The New Millennium Music Festival and Master Classes’s Competition Winners perform as soloists with the Central European Strings.

Entry tickets to the festival’s concerts:

1300HUF/single ticket, afternoon concert

2000HUF/single ticket, evening concert

6000HUF/4 concert festival pass (evening concerts)

7500HUF/6 concert festival pass.

Tickets and passes can be purchased at the Liszt Academy Ticket Office and/or through, Interticket ticket offices.

Note: Daily programs stroll down:

Press release

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“This is Africa” Community Day @ Budapest 2019.

Join the full day festival on September, 29. 2019 in Budapest between 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. at the Stefánia Palace – (Honvéd Cultural Center), District, XIV., Stefánia Street.

This is Africa Community Day has been held during every autumn in the past years.
Peek into the programs:

Instructive, interesting, entertaining, adventurous and scientific lectures. Unheard savannah tales for children, exciting exotic plays-fairs, handcrafting.

Interactive afro dance,  afro jazz, mask collection, African themed paintings exhibition, movie screening,

FREE Admission. Everyone is welcome no age limited!

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Japanese antique children’s kimono exhibition – Budapest – 2019

9 -25/10/2019.

House of Traditions –  László Maácz Gallery

1011 District I., 8. Corvin Square – Budapest

Exhibition Opening – Monday,  4 p.m.  September,  9, 2019.

In September, a special exhibition arrives to the House of Traditions. The Japanese Antique Children’s Exhibition, featuring approx. 40 pieces of kimono arrives  along with the Japan Foundation colored children’s toys. The exhibition will be opened by Anikó Lévai.

On  Saturday, September, 21., the exhibition will be held in conjunction with the program by Sowa Kimono Gakuin at the Heritage House – Theater Hall, which will also hold an interesting kimono show.

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Visit Gyula – Hungary’s National Holiday – 20/08/2019.

Whether visited Gyula or not it is a fine time for locals and foreigners  to join at the City of Gyula during the three-day National celebration, whereas one of the country’s largest, most beautiful lido and thermal baths of Hungary, the Gyula Castle Spa and other of experiences can be found just at your fingertips. Below are some highlights to take place during the 20th of August on Hungary’s National Holiday.

Visitors are more than welcome to join the celebration of the Foundation of the State of Hungary at the awesome venue of Gyula by the Castle Garden. The Castle of Gyula former Kingdom of Hungary is the only intact Gothic fortress flat in countryside of Hungary.

After refreshing a day at the mineral bath at 5 p.m. the Tale Corner awaiting for the little and elder children with
tales. Additional programs: Babika Folk Playhouse.

At 6 p.m. The Knights – Fairground Comedy. Continuing at 7 p.m. Regélők Singing band on the program.

Celebratory greeting  at 8.30 p.m. by Dr. Ernő Görgényi, Mayor of Gyula.

The Komorán band will hold a gala concert following by celebrating a national day with grand fireworks.

Visit Gyula and enjoy the sights and sound.

Update: Aggie Reiter