Special Musical Performance – Italian-Brazilian-Hungarian Concert

Thursday, February, 15. 2018. Hall

Italian Cultural Institute
District, VIII. 8. Bródy Sándor Street – Budapest


Jointly established a performance with the Symphony Orchester of Szombathely by the Embassy of Brazil and the Italian Cultural Institute.
At the concert Italian and Brazilian guest artists will be on stage.
The concert is attended by only 18 years old classical guitar talent Carlotta Dalia.
The young artist at the age of 14 was already a student at the Siena Music Academy
musical individuality. From the Brazil side are contributed by the Ferenc Liszt – Academy of Music
Pianist Thiago Bertoldi and the Symphony Orchester of Szombathely
–  conductor – M˚ Miguel Campos Neto. The classical violinist has also gained  diploma as
of conductor. Studied in the United States, currently in his homeland, as a conductor at the Belém Symphony Orchester.
At the concert: Antônio Carlos Gomes, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Joaquín Rodrigo and Mario
Works of Castelnuovo-Tedesco  on stage.

Mandatory Reservation: iicbudapest@esteri.it Only members of the Italian Cultural Institute with a valid membership card (+1 person) can participate in the concert

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Hungarian Folk Embassy present the Era’s Folk Songs – Uránia National Film Theater – Budapest

There is no art without poetry, folk poetry, and vice versa.

This is the main message of the Hungarian Folk Embassy. Folk Songs  to the Era – János Arany …staying alive on the lips of the folks. This is the first album. On February,13. the band will celebrate their five years jubilee and will present the audience their new record at the Uránia – National Film Theater  – Budapest jubilee.  Ms. Márta Sebestyén –  patron who is also involved with the concert along with Péter Blaskó and József Rácz, performers of the National Theater Association.

It is no coincidence that even the deepest and most complex themes of János Arany’s poetry are the same purity and formal simplicity as the folk song. This is due to the fact that not only did they draw from them – in some places, accurately marking the source melody – but many of their poems folklorists, fertility affecting peasant poetry. Arany’s as poet pictures appear until the end of the 20th century on the lips of the peasantry again and again, proving that the message of the Golden Lion is always contemporary.

It is also performed with other poems: “mellett: Mátyás anyja, Rákócziné, Rab gólya, A betyár, Rásüt az
esthajnal” …Folk Songs to the Era …

Contributors: Milán Hetényi – singing, András Soós – the first violin,  Mihály Rosonczy-Kovács – second violin, Tamás Orsós – alto, Luca Hegedűs – cimbalom, versus,  Zoltán Hanusz – double bass.

Also: Márta Sebestyén – vocals, Péter Blaskó – poem, prose, József Rácz – poem.

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SIRHA –  HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Center – 2018.

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 HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Center.

February, 7 – 9. 2018.

From Wednesday to Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

District, X. 10 Albertirsai Road – Budapest

SIRHA Budapest’s ambition is to feature a comprehensive offering for the professionals of the food, baking and confectionery, hotel, hospitality and packaging industry and gastronomy.

Quoting: Zoltán Hamvas – president of SIRHA Budapest – president of the Hungarian Bocuse d’Or Academy – co-president of the Hungarian Hotel & Restaurant Association„For the experts of the region working in the food and catering industry, the SIRHA Budapest trade fair is an unmissable event where the professional audience meets the best and latest features of the sector. Covering gastronomy, the hotel sector, catering, food retail, the bakery and pastry industry and many other related services, SIRHA Budapest is an event which unites all branches of food industry services and gastronomy, providing an opportunity for the representatives of the various sectors to share their experiences with each other and make deals. Beyond the products on offer, the colourful range of events play a key role in this, from professional lectures and demonstrations to the competitions of chefs working in mass catering, confectioners and baristas. I must admit that I’m somewhat biased from all the events, the Bocuse d’Or competition is the dearest for me since the latest SIRHA Budapest hosted that wonderful event where the Hungarian team took first place as the best of Europe at the award ceremony, making it to the top of the podium. This year’s SIRHA Budapest will host the selection of the next Hungarian team. I wish them similar success, along with all the other visitors and exhibitors of the event!”

For visitors to keep in mind, the SIRHA Budapest – Pavillion A and G is strictly reserved for professionals. Proof of business may be requested at the entrance.

BOCUSE D’OR HUNGARIAN SELECTION – February, 8 – pavilon „A”

The Bocuse d’Or Hungarian Selection will take place on the second day of the exhibition. The gastronomic show provides opportunity to the professionals to meet the best chefs of the country. On the prestigious competition the best six chefs of the pre-selection will be competing each other. Competitors will be preparing a vegetarian and a meat dishes with a sauce and two garnishes each. The dishes will be presented in 10+4 portions. The mandatory vegetarian materials are risotto rice, quail and Gorgonzola. Also a vegetable and a spice is required for this dish, that will be drawn by the Hungarian Bocuse d’Or Academy. Obligatory materials of the meat dish are veal tenderloin, veal knuckle and the marrow. The winner of the competition will have the opportunity to represent Hungary at the European Selection in Piémonte-Turino, after the amazing success of Tamás SZÉLL at the last competition! Ingredients prepared in the competition are provided by the METRO Commercial Ltd. Competitors:Richárd ELEK, Ádám GARAI, Zsolt HARASZTI, Ádám POHNER, István VERES, István VOLENTER.

At the pavilion „A” unique opportunity to meet the elite in national and international gastronomy. The programs are packed with trade conferences, exhibitions and contests with worldwide famous chefs.

Sirha Budapest is  also one of the most important meeting point of the trade in the CEE region, where during three days, beside the exhibitors’ introduction, several institutions are organizing conference at the exhibition.

In the meantime: Tickets are available for SIRHA Budapest through online and on the spot as well. The purchased ticket is valid for a single entry/one person. On-line ticket purchasing (until February, 7.) 4750HUF (+250HUF service fee).   At the Hungexpo ticket booth the fee is for 5000HUF.

More detailed information of where, what’s happening and timing can be read: www.hungexpo.hu

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Meeting of Icon Old Boxers – Budapest

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An evening at the Kertész Brewery – District VII., 24-28 Kertész Street – Budapest when and where the „Old” boxing buddies … amateur and professional athletes, champions, coaches, and domestic boxers the creams for decades had met.

György Gedó, retired Hungarian light-flyweight boxer competed in the 1968, 1972, 1976 and 1980 Olympics. Gedó won the gold medal in the light-flyweight division at the 1972 Munich Games; he won the gold medal match with a 5-0 decision. Gedó then competed in the 1976 and 1980 Olympics in the same weight class, but was eliminated in the quarterfinals both times. He was the European light-flyweight champion in 1969 and 1971.

Zsolt Erdei – alias: Bird – Hungarian former professional boxer who competed from 2000 to 2014. He held the WBO and lineal light-heavyweight titles from 2004 to 2009. Erdei won the Lineal and WBO light heavyweight titles from Julio César González by unanimous decision, and successfully defended the titles eleven times and the WBC cruiserweight title from 2009 to 2010. After announcing his retirement in January 2010 and thus relinquishing his claim as Lineal light heavyweight champion, Erdei decided to have more matches in 2011 in the USA and fought Samson Onyango and Byron Mitchell as his first opponents there. The Mitchell fight which was set up by Lou DiBella ended with Erdei knocking Mitchell out in the 6th round (TKO). Erdei is the first boxer from Hungary to have won a world title in two weight divisions. As an amateur, he won a bronze medal in the middleweight division at the 2000 Olympics. Most of Erdei’s matches during his professional career were promoted by Universum boxing.

István Kovács  nicknamed Ko-Ko  and/or sometimes called „The Cobra” – Hungarian retired world champion boxer. As an amateur he won the bantamweight gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics, and was a world champion at the 1991 World Amateur Boxing Championships in flyweight and at the 1997 World Amateur Boxing Championships in featherweight. As a professional he was a world champion, holding the WBO featherweight belt in 2001.

About 120 former and current boxers and specialists participated at the event, including Zsolt Erdei, President of the Hungarian Association of Boxing Associations, István Kovács – Ko-Ko, Olympic and World Champion, György Gedo gold medal champion in the light-flyweight division at the 1972 Munich Games, Norbert Növényi, Károly Csekő, Pál Totka, Gyula Alvics, Vilmos Jakab, György Mizsei, Ferenc Schubert, István Szikora, József Szakos… and many others.

At the event several rewards were received and a Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Jenő Svasz coach.

Background source/titles: Wikipedia

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11th Marathon Day – Bernstein and American Music – MÜPA – Budapest

This week-end have had not already decided where, what, how to spend your your late morning hours and/or evening time!?!

MÜPA – 1095 District IX., 1. Komor Marcell Street


Below can choose from a variety of options just for the day … one day, eleven concerts, 500 minutes of pure music and an atmosphere like no other. Held in co-operation with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, and one of the most popular and anticipated annual events of Müpa Budapest, the Marathon 2018., puts on display the works of a given composer each season, their pieces played by the most intriguing musicians of the Hungarian music scene. Held at the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall and the Festival Theater, the recitals start late morning and last until late in the evening each day.

Past instalments of the Marathon featured Tchaikovsky, Bach, Beethoven, Bartók, Mozart, Schubert, Dvořák and Stravinsky while last year, in 2016, we broke with tradition, showcasing two composers in Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann. This year, in 2017, the limelight was on Brahms. In 2018, the eleventh Marathon will focus on the Grand Master of the American Dream: Leonard Bernstein. And once again, we will go against tradition by showcasing the very best of 20th century American music.

On the day of the Marathon, Müpa Budapest will host eleven 45-minute long mini concerts. The chamber pieces will be performed in the Festival Theater, and the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall will be the venue for the orchestral pieces. Students of the Liszt Academy of Music will be performing at the Glass Hall throughout the day; attendance at these latter Glass Hall concerts is free of charge. In addition, those coming to the Marathon for more than music will be shown projection shows at the Müpa Budapest Auditorium and an exhibition in the foyer.

The ticket price for the mini concerts is 990HUF. Buy tickets for three mini concerts and attend a fourth for free of charge! This way you can listen to all 11 concerts for a total price of only 8,910HUF instead of the full price of 10,890HUF.

In order to take advantage of the Marathon discount online, add the tickets for all the performances you wish to see to your cart. In your cart, you can check – depending on the number of concerts selected – to which performance(s) you are receiving your tickets as a gift, i.e. at a price of ZeroHUF

Please note that the tickets you receive for free upon the use of the discount must also be added to your cart.

The ticket prices already coming at a discount, the discount percentages awarded for the Silver, Gold and Platinum levels of the Müpa+ Loyalty Program cannot be used for the purchase of Marathon tickets. The loyalty points awarded will naturally be credited upon purchases made with the Müpa+ card at out ticket offices as well as for purchases made on our website.

Ticket: info@mupa.hu
Telephone:+36 1 555 3000

Source: MÜPA

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Wheeldon: The Winters Tale – Pesti Vigadó – Budapest

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Live broadcast from the Royal Opera House in London!

Pesti Vigadó – Chamber Stage

District, V.,  2. Vigadó Square

Wednesday,  8.15 p.m. February, 28. 2018. 

Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot.

Ballet in prologue and 3 acts – including 2 intervals – live in Cinemas

Christopher Wheeldon – Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.

The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. With powerful designs by Bob Crowley and atmospheric music by Joby Talbot, The Winter’s Tale is a masterful modern narrative ballet.

Picture caption/credit: Artists of The Royal Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale ©ROH/Johan Persson, 2014

History of the Pesti Vigadó Hall: http://vigado.hu/web/en/history-of-the-pesti-vigado

Source: Pesti Vigadó

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The 7th Finnish Film Days – Budapest


February, 7. – February, 11. 2018. February, 2018.

 Toldi Art Cinema

District, V., 36-38 Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Road

Finnish Film Days offers nine first-class Finnish films presenting some of the brightest talents of Finnish film making. Besides movies and documentaries, the festival program includes two discussions on some of the hot issues of today’s film industry.

As the opening film, an award-winning gem of 2017 –  Euthanizer – Director Teemu Nikki.

All movies are spoken in Finnish and subtitled in English and Hungarian, unless mentioned otherwise.

Pre-sale starts on the spot to-day at the   Cinema. Ticket Prices: 1500/1100 HUF

The Finnish Film Days are organized by Finnagora in co-operation with Toldi mozi, Suomen elokuvasäätiö – Finnish Film Foundation, SzimplaFilm and HTI Travel & Incentives


Wednesday, February, 7. – 8PM Euthanizer (2017)


Thursday, February, 8. – 8.30PM Lapland Odyssey 3 (2017)


Friday, February, 9. – 7PM Craigslist Allstars (2016) – spoken in english https://vimeo.com/215657524

8.30PM Star Boys (2017)


Saturday, February, 10. –  4PM Every Other Couple (2016)


6.45PM Eternal Road (2017)


9PM Tom of Finland (2017)


Sunday, February, 11. – 6PM Thick Lashes of Lauri Mäntyvaara (2017)


8PM Miami (2017)


Source – Finnagora

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