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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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Miles Davis – Birth of the Cool – musical biographical documentary 2019

Miles – The Genius far miles beyond his era!

Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, visionary, and most of all in so many different waves of music he did. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial.

Coming to cinemas in Hungary from the end of August, gives an insight into Miles Davis’s life and career, based on his own words and autobiography of the music and pop culture icon. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn. Birth of the Cool lays out the complicated personal history and game changing musical revolutions of the jazz legend, and admirably tries to cover it all into a two-hour documentary. Directed By: Stanley Nelson – Runtime:115 minutes.

The central theme of Miles Davis’s life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. It made him a star, it also made him incredibly difficult to live with, for the people who loved him most. Again and again, in music and in life, Miles broke with convention and when he thought his work came to represent a new convention, he changed it again. Miles’s bold disregard for tradition, his clarity of vision, his relentless drive, and constant thirst for new experiences made him an inspiring collaborator to fellow musicians and a cultural icon to generations of listeners. It made him an innovator in music—from bebop to “cool jazz,” modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock ‘n’ roll, and even hip-hop.
The film’s debut at the cult Sundance Film Festival has seen unprecedented archive footage and personalized conversations with friends and co-creators portray the portrait of Miles Davis, for whom art was everything. Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Lee Konitz, Carlos Santana, or Flea from The Red Hot Chili Peppers are the names of world-renowned musicians who have been named for their landmark compilation record for Davis’ revolutionary arrangement.

English-American subtitled film portraits convey the Urania National Film Theater in Budapest, for the first time on

August, 30 at 8 p.m.

In addition, it will be featured at many other locations throughout the country,  distributed by Pannonia Entertainment.

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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.

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The 33rd. Celebration of Crafts – The Buda Castle @ Budapest

Festival of Crafts tune into the four-day festival of crafts at Budapest!

August 17-20. 2019.

The 33rd Craft Celebration of Crafts  is a major topic of interest for many: footwear.

Particular emphasis is placed on the Szeged style slippers, exhibitions, fashion shows await those interested in the renaissance of to-day, see the secrets of shoemakers and how the contemporary Hungarian shoe designers reinterpret traditional footwear.

Also featured is the world-renowned master shoemaker whose family inherits the tricks of the profession from generation to generation. In their workshop they make perfectly fitting footwear for the customer’s foot, which is usually done with calfskin, but for more special pieces, they can use crocodile, salmon, shark, skate, ostrich or eel leather. Shoe makers from Iceland and Spain are also coming. In the workshop of the master from Turkey, Harry Potter film footwear can be admired.

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Hungary, in 2019, Japan will be the guest of honor at the Craft Festival.

With the help of Japanese craftsmen, you will get to know kimonos, fans, Japanese footwear, ceramics, furosiki bundles, Kokeshi dolls and much more. The visitors themselves learn to write Japanese brush, folded paper, or even Japan to arrange a bouquet of fresh flowers, but also a taste of Japanese food and drinks. In addition, visitors can learn about the most emblematic instrument of Japanese culture, the magician, the Japanese drum. The festival opens with an exotic, unknown, distant world from which we will all be richer.

During the 4days the best folk musicians, singers, storytellers and folk dancers of our country perform on the stages. There will be, among others, Felix Lajkó’s newest orchestral concert, Bálint Bársony with a very special musical treat with the Hungarian Rhapsody Project, Salon and Band, Kerekes Band, world famous American saxophonist and Dresch Quartett with a concert by Dezső Fitos. On the 17th of August we will be our guest, the Czifra Center project is on the way, where Romani Design will be introduced, Lajos Sárköz and his band, as well as scholarship holders of the Snétberger Foundation will perform.

For locals and foreigners staying, working in Hungary do not skip this unique festival where craft, music, dance will make the day for the visitors.

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Chulent Festival  @ Budapest 2019.

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The 5th Annual Chulent Festival is soon to fill all along at District, VII. Kazinczy Street  –  Budapest.

There is no place better to have a tasty Chulent – Budapest

Sunday, August, 25.  11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Almost anyway around the world folks can find a place to eat Chulent. It is one of the most popular Jewish dishes from the ancient times.

The slow-cooked Jewish chulent can be prepared either from beans, other legumes, smoked goose breast or beef, eggs or onions.

The Jewish culinary festival will be organized in the heart of the Jewish District for the fifth time, by the Chabad Lubavitch congregation and the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation (EMIH).

Cholent speaks everyone’s language, whether you are Hungarian or Foreigner, Jewish or gentile, young or old. The strictly kosher festival will present the Chulent  variations of several countries.

In addition to enjoy the taste of the Chulent and other emblematic Jewish foods along with colorful additional festival programs such as: live music concerts … so beside gastronomic experiences, Jewish tunes can be enjoyed thanks to the Klezmer bands playing music thoughout the day. For children theater shows awaits the little ones. For young adults, friends and families fine time to get into the mood, having a splendid day with little Israel here in Budapest.

No need for entry tickets … it is free of charge.

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