Posts Tagged ‘Budapest’

Albinoni Chamber Orchestra Jubilee Concert @ Budapest

Italian Cultural Institute – Giuseppe Verdi Hall
Friday, December, 14. 2018. –  6.30 p.m.
District VIII., 8. Bródy Sándor  Street – Budapest

On December 14, the Albinoni Chamber Orchestra celebrates their 50th anniversary of its founding at the Giuseppe Verdi Hall in the Italian Cultural Institute. The Orchestra was founded in 1968, with  physicists and physics students later on music teachers and professional musicians  joined the ensemble. Within their work, they carry out a kind of folk-educative, educational work. They hold free concerts and before each presentation say a brief introduction on the composers and works presented before the pieces.  In their performances pieces of pre-Baroque composers and lesser-known authors can be heard.

The highlights of their anniversary concert … Alessandro Stradella: Christmas Symphony and KantátaTomaso Giovanni Albinoni: D minor oboaverseny – oboaszólista: Ágnes Girgás Giacomo Antonio Perti: Magnificat – with the Albinoni Chamber Choir Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto C-minor RV 509 Giuseppe Torelli: Christmas Shepherd Game (Op. VIII / 6) Alessandro Marcello: D-moll oboaverseny – soloist: László Hadady –  French oboist of Hungarian origin, currently a soloist and professor at the Conservatoire de Paris.

Obligatory reservation is needed through: iicbudapest@esteri.it
Only members of the Italian Cultural Institute with a valid membership card (+1 person) can participate at the concert.

Update by Aggie Reiter

Diplomatic Spouses Fair Budapest – 2018

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More than 50 countries represented from  respective embassies  were present to a good case at the 8th annual Diplomatic Fair hosted in the InterContinental Hotel from 10 a.m- 4 p.m. Entrance fee was 500HUF for adults.The event was organized by the Diplomatic Spouses of Budapest (DSB), where plenty of international food and drinks were served from the participating countries. Around the stalls were showcased specialties and souvenirs from around the world.

The DSB holding of this day goal was in supporting charities, with raised funds, to specific projects that benefit sick, disabled, vulnerable or disadvantaged children – such as to Pető Institute or SOFI, Special Education and Development Institute.

Visitors also enjoyed exciting entertainment which featured music and dance productions.
The DSB was not just an entertaining international day for the whole family, but to also find the time for Xmas shopping.

This year at the Diplomatic Fair at Hotel commenced an awesome and colourful participation by the Indian Embassy within two scintillating performances by Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Center.The newly assigned Ambassador H.E Kumar Tuhin  to Hungary attended the fair and was touched by the beautiful displays here in Budapest.

Last but not least, the British Ambassador to Hungary himself, a proud Scot clad in his kilt welcomed  two Scot Lads also fully dress from head-to-toe Scottish style (Scottish Kilts … one of the most recognizable symbols of Scotland and Scottish culture) and of course the bagpipe was not missed).

The main attraction so much awaited by the visitors to watch the two Scot Lads playing on bagpipe

Really Stole The Show –

Update, snaps and video by Aggie Reiter

Peter Cincotti a New Yorker in Budapest!

December. 16. 2018.  –  8 p.m.

District, XII., 14 – 16 Csörsz Street – Budapest

Peter Cincotti  – Pop, Jazz, Singer, Songwriter – 4  in 1!

Coming from California … arriving Budapest … leaving for Foggia

In the series of Get Closer Concert, Peter Cincotti pianist making his way to the MOM Sport and Entertainment Center. Learned how to play the instrument at the same age he learned how to walk and talk. Was only 7 years old, Cincotti was introduced to Harry Connick, Jr. in Atlantic City. After singing a few numbers onstage, the wee lad accompanied Connick and his big band from the piano.

It’s as integral to him as the bare essential elements of life. Fame and fortune are just around the corner. A born and bred New Yorker, Cincotti spent much of his childhood going to school during the day and playing clubs at night.  Like a pilot in a cockpit, when Cincotti sits down at a piano it’s as if the world is at his fingertips.

The pianist #1 on the Billboard jazz charts, making 18-year old Cincotti the youngest artist ever to do so. ​ Since then, Peter has performed in some of the world’s mos  prominent jazz festivals, with various artists such as Andrea Bocelli, David Guetta, Seal and Simona Molinari. Played at prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall to L’Olympia in Paris, collaborated with artists ranging from Andrea Bocelli to David Guetta, has been featured in blockbuster films such as Spiderman 2, represented the global fashion brands Ermenegildo Zegna and Tod’s, and just recently appeared as himself in Season 3 of the hit Netflix series House Of Cards.​

Update by Aggie Reiter

Japanese Days – Grand Market Hall – Vámház Boulevard – Budapest

Three days of tourism in Japan at the Grand Market in Budapest.

The Japanese Day” is an annual family fun day!

A bridge between Hungary and Japan.

November, 6. – 8.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

This year the Japanese Days will be on for the 9th year at the Grand Market Hall – Budapest.

Of course, without the support of the Hungarian-Japanese Friendship Society and the support of the Capital and Market Directorate of the Capital City Municipality, we would not be able to organize such a true Japanese culture event.

There are many things to try/visit whilst visiting Budapest. The Grand Market Hall is just one of the spots not to be left out . There are hardly any tourist / tourist groups who have not visited this vibrant fantastic building during their stay in Budapest, but if so then right time to roll over to place.

A plane trip between the two countries not necessary to fly high on the long-haul flight …the locals and foreigners may visit “Little Japan”… gte a taste of the Japanese culture, receive information to attend to exciting tours that Japan has to offer on the spot.
Not to be confused, this is not a Japanese supermarket, but the exhibitors will welcome the visitors offering Japanese selection of cooking ingredients to purchase for locals and foreigners staying in Budapest to prepare Japanese foodies at their home. The sweet tooth’s individuals may as well grab and enjoy the varying sweets and snacks.

No entry ticket is needed to attend …  it is free of charge event  organized under the international cultural days at the Grand Market Hall.

Have a pleasant journey in Budapest visiting Japan … G’shopping.

Hopefully, nobody will be “Lost in Translation” … (remembering a superb movie from 2003, written and directed by Sofia Coppola. )

Update Aggie Reiter

Spooktakular event in-and-outside Budapest!

 

Spooktakular event … the ghosts are coming out during the evening – till dawn … not to be missed … Weekend October. 26 – 28. 2018.

By the end of October will be farewell to Halloween at one of the traditional Pumpkin Festival!

The celebration of ancient Celtic traditions dates to the night of October 31, the night before the All Saints, at night. There has been a growing popularity in Hungary, or might not, but it is certain that the celebration of Celtic witches, ghosts and other demons has been transformed into a good-nature, fanciful, costume-inspired, pumpkin-shaped, pumpkin-filled party with a slight fright. There are lots of ridiculous venues to go throughout Hungary to meet spooky folks …  and telling you … still in time to purchase the props.

Indeed have a full night spooking around the Heroes’ Square … Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere) is the largest and most impressive square in Budapest

Bring your own hand-carved Halloween Jack O’Lanterns to the Heroes’ Square. Pick a great Halloween costume … usually not required, but if you don one, you will have fun! Telling you … still in time to purchase the props. and of course bring your own pumpkin.  A really cool annual free event.

Outside the Capital, just mentioning  a couple of cities  where the locals and foreigners might be around, to get/to be at these superb venues to splash into the mood for a fabulous ’Spooky Night”!

October 27 – 5th Halloween Run  – Gyula

October 31 – Halloween at the Wildlife Park – Szeged

October 27 – Cheese and Gastronomic Festival and Agricultural Exhibition – Kistelek

October 27 – Sell and Buy on Anna’s Grove – Szarvas

October 27 –  5 p.m. – Lantern Exercise – Hatvan

October 26-29. – from 7 p.m. till midnight – Night of Fear –Debrecen

October 28 – Pumpkin Lantern in the evening at the Lake Tisza Eco center – Poroszló

For more whereabouts log onto Tourinform cultural program suggestions, you can see the spooky figures close to you.

 

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

“Pharmacist of the Year” – “My Favorite Pharmacy” – 2018

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On the Széchenyi Square – Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace – Budapest, heard the announcement of the results held in Balatonalmáth on October 10-11 at the XXVIII. At the National Congress of Pharmacists.

Learned at the press conference, the Pharmacists of the Year and the Favorite Pharmacy Campaign were organized for the 8th time, and this year focus on the goal at improving health services. The public and professional public were also addressed during both campaigns. The customers had the opportunity to submit in mail and online ballots nominating their favorite pharmacy member and favorite pharmacy. The selection was made in anonymous mode, taking into account the voters’ experience of their content, their cordial co-operation, their professionalism and, last but not least, the medicine on the basis of professional knowledge.

The press conference  was held by dr. Mikola Bálint – President of the National Association of Private Pharmacists, Dr. to Antal Samu – Chair of the Pharma Assurance Committee and by moderated by Gábor Torjai, managing director of Nero Solution.

The two winners of the campaigns also were invited to attend the press conference dr. Boglárka Szilva – Pharmacist of the Year  from Heves County and dr. György Gődény –  owner  of „True Pearl  Pharmacy” at Nagykálló –  Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County.

The 2 winners both officially were acknowledged with a diploma and a statue previously at Balatonalmáth  at the XXVIII. National Congress of Pharmacists.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

 

Update Aggie Reiter

Central Market Hall – National Days – Poland – Budapest

Guest Poland

September, 25 – 27. 2018

Tuesday-Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Central Market Hall has traditionally held the “National Days” of many nations over the years

Local and foreigner visitors will be introduced customs and traditions, also can see the products of the famous Polish handicraft, introduced by Cepelia, the folk art association of Poland. Products made of leather, fur, amber, silver jewellery, handmade Boleslawiec ceramic products, wooden toys, special Polish children shoes, textiles for kids’ room and cotton bedding will be introduced, as well. A real Polish 3 days atmosphere with folk music.

Within the 3days planning your trip to Poland, get information about the coming season …  wintry journey as it brings you close to the warm heart of Poland’s long-standing customs.

At the venue taste of Poland cold cuts, extraordinary honey products and special types of wheat brought by the Rol-Apis-Bud company.

Update Aggie Reiter