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Concerts – International Guitar Festival – Budapest

19. Szeged IGF | International Guitar Festival

April, 9-12. 2018.  –  Budapest

April, 9.  7 p.m. Concert hall of the Italian Cultural Institute
Address: District VIII., 8.Bródy Sándor str. Budapest
Andrea Roberto (IT) solo concert
Giacomo Susani (IT) solo concert
Bozsóki Gergely & Funusual Quintette (HU)  concert

April, 10. 7 p.m.  Concert hall of the Tóth Aladár School of Music
Address: District, VI., 19-21. Szív str. Budapest
Dominik Carevic (HR)  solo concert
Jesse Flowers (AU/DE) solo concert

April, 11. 09:30 – 1.30 p.m. Cervantes Institute
Address: District, VI., 32 Vörösmarty str. Budapest
William Kanengiser (USA) masterclass

April, 11. 7 p.m.  French Institute
Address: District, I. Budapest, 17. Fő str. Budapest
Concert of the prize-winners of the XIV. National Guitar Competiton  Vác
Raphael Feuillatre (FR) solo concert
Tritonus Gitar Trio (Szurgyi Gergely, Molnár Levente, Varga Bálint)
Wine-tasting after the concert.

April, 12. 7 p.m. Budapest Cervantes Institute

Nagy Márton (HU) solo concert, Flavio Apro (BR) solo concert

(International Guitar Festival is the oldest existing and one of the major guitar events in Hungary bringing together the greatest players and hosting acts from all over the World. It is held on April 12-15, 2018 in Szeged and its region. Amusement for open-minded fans of all things guitar in diverse genres like world music (e.g. flamenco) and astonishing combinations with various art forms. Concerts take place in various venues such as concert halls, music bars, churches or your comfortable coach thanks to the live streaming. Interactive guitar courses for amateurs, students, children who can learn from noted musicians. Exciting competition for the best young stars of classical guitar and showcase with masterclasses, training programs. Networking platform for wits and curious professionals (musicians, managers, festival promoters, music institution directors, producers, music journalists). From 2018, the 19th year of Szeged IGF is involved in EuroStrings, the European Guitar Festival Collaborative which is the first European platform gathering 14 classical guitar festivals from Croatia, Finland, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Italy, Holland, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Spain, Portugal, Estonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina. This platform with an international reputation and professional structure enables promotion and education of emerging guitar players exchanging artists, events and one of Europe’s major guitar competitions.  https://eurostrings.eu/

The festival was founded by guitarist-composer David Pavlovits in 1999, he gave concerts in more than 30 countries. He is the head of guitar department at the University of Szeged which is one of the most successful and popular communities of classical guitar in Hungary.)

Update Aggie Reiter

Scott Bradlee’s – Post Modern Jukebox in Budapest – 2016.

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Ready for a musical tour?

Get into the mood … get into feeling PMJ retro music.

Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox – British team is on a European tour and after Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany coming to Hungary on Friday, May, 27. at 8 p.mMoM Culture Center – District, XII.,  14-16 Csörsz Street – Budapest. From Hungary off to Romania and Bulgaria to give the audience their magical show.

The American musician, pianist, composer and arranger Scott Bradlee already is known for his viral videos. Postmodern Jukebox are a rotating group of musicians producing alternate variations of pop songs in a blend of cool jazz, soul songs, ragtime and within their program will bring alive swing, classics tunes from the ’20s and ’50s all delivered in a „groovy swingin style”. Their music blurs the boundaries between the generations and will catch those ears who are not too comfy within the pop forms.

Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox group are bringing an excellent set of tunes mixed in their own way of idiom. The PMJ are still relatively somehow unknown, this will be their first European tour and most probably will gain more-and-more fans.

During their show an overall of 40 musicians will exchange the stage and a small big band will join them on stage and audience will feel the spell of being at the end of the last century.

A stellar performance will be on stage and if you are lucky enough… get yourself to their show!

Tickets are already on sale on the spot or through reservation at:

http://www.eventim.hu/en/tickets/scott-bradlees-postmodern-jukebox-budapest-mom-sport-422829/event.html?

Update by  Aggie Reiter

THE “RIVE” ARTIST SHIP FINISH HER EUROPEAN LONG ROUTE

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” RIVE” PROJECT – ARTISTS SHIP – EUROPE DAY – CRUSING EUROPE – 2014.

 August, 22. – October, 19. 2014.

The floating artist ship abroad with art passengers began her journey on August, 22. from Vienna – Austria and her one-month journey ended on September, 18 with the last stop at the port of Ruse – Bulgaria. The final port was on October, 19. at Stuttgart.  On August, 27 the artist ship arrived to the port at Budapest and berthed beside the capital at six cities by the River Danube.

The “Artist Ship” actually started her route from the Black Forest – Germany  and ended her long 2000 kilometers river path at the Black Sea – Bulgaria, crossing through eight countries (Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria), stopping over thirty cities having around 6,000 evening events and daytime workshops.

Prior to the trip, on May, 8- 9. 2014.in connection with the EUROPE DAY, organized by the József Antall Knowledge Center was held a conference as part of a series of events namely: “Cruising Europe!” The upcoming project was extremely welcomed by the interest of young adults and 15 volunteers singed up to be a part in the programs.

The tour from October, 13 to 19 continued by four wheels for four artists following the River Oder, Elbe and Rhine, which provided an opportunity to show the project to the inner areas of Poland and Germany. During the eight-days bus tour, six different cities were visited Warsaw, Poznan, Słubice, Berlin, Cologne and Stuttgart. Partners such as the Collegium Hungaricum in Berlin, Cologne and Stuttgart also presented the program at local schools and outdoor areas. Upon these events the stuff was able to build connections with the municipalities and some partners throughout their journey on land and water. In Hungary joined supporting the program was the Baja Boat Mill Association, the Philips and the Mahart. The strategic partner was the Municipal Goverment of Budapest.  As for professional partners, such as the Serbian Danube Competence Center, the University of Vienna and the Underwater/diving archaeologists Hungarian Association and the Argonaut Research Group joined the project.

The success of the project’s was tangible and as for the future the River Danube really binds nations together, even though they have their own identity.  The RIVE’s chief organizer says the Hungarian Pro Progressione plans involves those already and all new partners interested to join the commitment to create and share international river locations within the Danube Region Strategy, in the frame of art, education, environment, dissemination of information, also in history and archeology.

The RIVE project Danube label is support by the Hungarian and Romanian Ministry of Culture.

Collaborators of the program are:

D.ID Dance Identity (A) Robert Schumann (PL) – Pro Porgressione (H) – Derida Dance (BG) – Meteorite Theater (SK) – Tanz IP (D)  – Studentski Centar Culturni Novi Sad (SRB)

The RIVE program is supported through the Culture Framework of the European Union and the Visegrád Fund.

Update by Aggie Reiter

HERALD NEWS … 7TH INTERNATIONAL GALLOP – HUNGARY – 2014.

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The National Gallop, historic-style horse race based on Hungarian traditions that is both traditional and tradition, national cultural event.

A live competition and show nowhere else in the whole wide world to be seen  just in Hungary!

VENUE: HERO SQUARE – BUDAPEST

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER, 19. – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER, 21.

Roll down to have a look at the forthcoming  week-ends daily schedules.

To-day the press announcement and the draws took place at the magically beautiful Bábolna National Stud Farm  since 1789, whereas the National Gallop organizers and the International Previte 2014 Race competitors were present. Upon the welcoming words by the members of the organizers, the drawn took place. At first the competitors  number of their riding tracks, thereafter which will be their horses to shoot off  and win the competition.  Before heading to the drawing just wish to mention a word or two about the Bábolna National Stud Farm…as already mention it was founded in 1789 and the place became a major horse breeding in Hungary.Ever sinbce its existence the mission was to preserve, promote and develop the values created by the efforts of predecessors. The place is  as a huge jewellery box and well said this place bears centuries old heritage in a traditional environment. This place is well-known throughout the world where horse breeding is the major hometown to the pure-bred Arabian stock namely  known around Europe as the Shagya Arabian bred recognized as an independent bred in 1978.

Rolling back to 2014, after 6 years of having the National Gallop race in Budapest, last year, the organizers wished to wider the attention to the horse riding lovers in having International  Competitors at the National Gallop Race. The attention and the success was so high that the number of foreigner country’s horse riders this year increased from 8 to 12.  Many may remember the winner of the international gallop race of last year was the horse rider from Qatar. This year Qatar joins again to take part at the race. Also joining the event by the  United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Bulgaria and the United States of America, Uzbekistan and China.   

During the magnificent three days show there will be food and drinks of plenty at the Country’s Kitchen opening  already on Friday and just as in the previous years including: celebrity charity race, cavalry gallop, race car as well as a variety of programs for children, young adult, family i.e. for all age the venue is open.

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DAY1.

Friday, September, 19.

The Country Kitchen opens up, visitors may roll over to the venue and see the awesome racetrack already awaiting for the gallop race.

DAY2.

Saturday, September, 20.

8 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. – Riders experiencing the racetrack

11.45 p.m. – 12 Noon – Wreath-laying ceremony at the Hungarian Heroes Memorial Stone.

12 Noon – 1 p.m.  – International Gallop opening ceremony and the vows

1.15 p.m. – 1.45 p.m. – Hungarian Post (Magyar Posta) Little Knights Seabiscuit – Heat- 1 –  2 – 3

2 p.m.- 6p.m. – Heat 1 – 2 – 3 – 4  –  5  – 6

3.50 p.m.- 4 p.m. I. pre race Carriage

4.15 p.m.- 4.45 p.m.  Heat 7 – 8

4.55 p.m.- 5 p.m. Equestrian Theater  show on tour

5 p.m. – 5.15 p.m. OTP Bank  – Celebrity Charity Race

5.15 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. Heat   9 – 10 –  11 – 12

6.45 p.m. – 6.50 p.m. Wagon-wheel race

6.50 p.m. – 7 p.m. Carriage Seabiscuit

7.10 p-m. – 7.20 p.m. Dog Parade

7.20 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free to visit the field!

DAY3.

Sunday, September, 21. 

9.45 a.m. – 9.55 a.m. Para Equestrian Sports Show and competitive games Foal Champion

10.05 a.m. 10.45 a.m. National Gallop – semi-finals

11 a.m. – 12.45 p.m. First, Middle second race, 3, 4 medium term,5th medium-term

12.45 p.m. – 1 p.m. International Race – I semi-final, Race

1 p.m. – 1.15 p.m.  International Race –  – II. semi-final

1.30 p.m. – 2.15 p.m.  Equestrian Jumping competition, free dressage

2.30 p.m. – 2.45 p.m. Akhal-Teke, the wonder horse  show

3.15 p.m. – 4 p.m. Lajos Kassai – Horseback Archery show

4.20 p.m. – 6.22 p.m. Equestrian stunt show, free dressage

Wranglers and bare-fives Tutorial, 48-Traditional knights battle scene Tutorial

Small Knights Seabiscuit – Final, awards

Carriage Seabiscuit – Final, awards, National Gallop final race of opening

International Race – Final, awards, National Gallop Awards Ceremony

6.22 p.m.  Stud drive

Last but not least  … “Rural Saddle, Saddle Hungary!”… goes out to the countrywide locals, tourist, foreigners staying, living in Budapest and foreigners from abroad who will choose in the coming week-end to be a part at an unforgetable superb event spiced up with an awesome show which is only once a year  held in Budapest ! So the RACE IS ON!!!  …But you don’t have to race, the International Gallop Race is free of charge! Only need to purchase tickets to sit at the grandstand

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

W!ZZ AIR ALREADY LAUNCHES ITS WINTER SCHEDULE 2014 – HUNGARY!

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COLOR YOUR DREAMS!

Many may say … winter days  … gosh give me a break  … but before heading back to the cold winter days here is the latest …

NEWSFLASH from April, 29. 2014.

One of  W!ZZ AIR’s most popular flight is en route from Budapest to Dubai which will increase up to four weekly flights … and another good news for travelers, planning, ahead to Dubai, previously was announced that no visa is needed for Hungarian citizens anymore to travel to Dubai. Services to Moscow will be on weekly base, operating 10 times.

Even though we still have a summer to come and enjoy, W!ZZ Air has already announced its winter flights from Hungary to Alicante in Spain. Also to Kutaisi with two weekly flights and  Thessalonike with  weekly flights can be already booked now to be aboard as hitting the http://www.wizzair.com

Many Hungarians spend their vacation in Barcelona and with the weekly 4 flights and its low airs it makes the planning more easy and comfy.

These flights are coming by beside the already 29 flights to 18 different counties in the W!ZZ AIR’s Hungarian route network.  All flights operated on Airbus A320 aircraft, with 180 seats.

MANY MAY KNOW ALREADY AND HAVE HAD THE EXPERIENCE … ANYWAY HERE IS A REMINDER …W!ZZ AIR  is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe … which means their flights are to and from the following regions: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Ukraine.

Update by Aggie Reiter

 

SHOW YOUR COLORS AT THE FED CUP TOURNAMENT IN BUDAPEST 2014.

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The Tennis Court is one of the World’s top sporting and cultural events.

The Fed Cup is the alternative tournament of the Davis Cup just for women.

After the ISU European Figure Skating, the Syma Sport and Event Hall (1. György Dózsa Rd. Budapest )went through a huge mission in rearranging the venue from the skating rink to transform into a cosy tennis court and welcome the tennis ladies participating to the Games of Europe Africa Zone Fed Cup.

Monday, February, 3. was the day of practise on the match court, whereas each team received 3 Hs and 30 minutes for practise . During the early afternoon hours  the Hungarian ladies had their practise time. The the balls flew high and hitting sound of the rackets were already giving the feeling of fabulous time to come in the following days.  At the court  were Timea Babos, Ágnes Bukta, Réka Jani and Szabina Szlavikovics.  Ágnes said: Quote.”The Romanian tennis players are in the top 100 and their figures says a lot. Robson from the Brits tennis group isn’t coming after all, but still the Brits are very good. Concerning the Latvia team … hopefully the tennis court will be in favor for us. Our aim is of staying in match! Regarding to the Syma’s tennis court, this is an indoor hard court, which is not a fast court, and it’s in favor for me. Hoping many Hungarian cheering fans of tennis lovers will come”.  During the afternoon, seen beside the Hungarian team, Latvia, Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, Slovenia teams were also on the practise field.

In Budapest already arrived the Euro-African Zone I’s group: Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Great Britain, Israel, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine team, so even the ranking second in place of Victoria Azarenka, the 2013 mascot year, including the WTA event in Budapest triumph Simona Halep and Wimbledon semifinalist admire Kirsten Flipkens play well. Hungary have had twice been Fed Cup quarter finalists in 1963 and 1985.

FED CUP schedule in Budapest 2014.

Tuesday, February, 4.

10 a.m. Belgium Luxembourg
10 a.m. Croatia Netherlands
4 p.m. Belarus-Turkey
4 p.m. Bulgaria Portugal

Wedesday, February, 5.

10 a.m. Ukraine-Israel
10 a.m. Austria Slovenia
4 p.m. Great Britain Latvia
4 p.m. Hungary Romania
4 p.m. Belgium Netherlands
4 p.m. Croatia Luxembourg

Thursday, February, 6.

10 a.m. Belarus Portugal
10 a.m. Bulgaria Turkey
4 p.m. Ukraine Slovenia
4 p.m. Austria Israel

Friday, February, 7.

10 a.m. Belarus Bulgaria
10 a.m. Portugal Turkey
4 p.m. Belgium Croatia
4 p.m. Netherlands Luxembourg
4 p.m. Great Britain Romania
4 p.m. Hungary Latvia

Saturday, February, 8.

10 a.m. Ukraine Austria
10 a.m. Ukraine Austria
10 a.m. Slovenia Israel
4 p.m. Great Britain Hungary
4 p.m. Romania Latvia

Saturday, February, 8., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Hungarian Tennis Day at the Syma Center Hall “C”. Door opens at 9.45 a.m. The entrance to the Fed Cup games are free of charge. The Play and Stay mini tennis game between 10.30 a.m. until noontime with Mónika Szeles and Andrea Temesvári, previous Hungarian Fed Cup and Davis Cup tennis players. Also presenting a special performance by Ágnes Szávay. Also on the day Monika Szeles will be holding a signing sessions between noon and one o’clock. junior team presentation of U12 and U14. Entry only wearing sneakers.

Sunday, February, 9.

PLAY OFFS

10 a.m. 1A- 1D – 4A- 4D – 4A- 4D – 2A- 2D – 3A- 3D

4 p.m. 1B- 1C – 4B- 4C – 2B- 2C – 3B- 3C

The idea for Fed Cup can be traced back to 1919, when Mrs Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman came up with the concept for a women’s team competition.

When this was rejected, she instead presented a trophy in 1923 for an annual contest between USA and Great Britain, who were at that time the strongest tennis-playing nations. Mrs Nell Hopman, wife of the legendary Australian Davis Cup captain Harry Hopman, later took up Wightman’s original idea.

In 1962, when a British resident of USA, Mary Hardwick Hare, presented a dossier proving that support for such an event was overwhelming, the ITF was persuaded to organise a team championship played over one week in a different venue each year. It had taken 40 years for Wightman’s concept of a women’s version of Davis Cup to become a reality.

The ITF, the world governing body of tennis, launched the Federation Cup in 1963 to celebrate the organisation’s 50th anniversary. Open to all nations, not just USA and Great Britain, the much awaited competition became a resounding success.” source: Fed Cup.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

3RD. DIPLOMATIC CHARITY FAIR IN BUDAPEST 2013.

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Intercontinental Hotel – Budapest

Sunday, November, 24.

The Association of Diplomatic Spouses Budapest DSB (Diplomatic Spouses Budapest) organized for the third time this year the Diplomatic Charity Fair. The family fair was opened to  everybody who wished to join this event. The main purpose is to raise money for charities was also supported by the Hungarian DSB.

Organizations supported by the DSB: Special Educational and Development Institute (SOFI). The Brothers of the Good Shepherd (victims of violence for women and kids).  The Esztergom Our House (the community center for disadvantaged children and families in need of services). The entry ticket fee was 500HUF which as a donation also was offered  to the organizations  supporters.

The official opening and welcoming words were given by  Biljana Griovska, President of the DSB club, deputy mayor of Budapest and H.E. Mr. Alberto Bottari de Castello, Apostolic Nuncio. 

Mrs Anita Herczegh, the spouse of the President of Hungary was the guest of honor.

During the fair the national stalls of different countries presented their yummies, folk art, music and dances but souvenirs can buy small gifts for visitors. Was alike as having a trip in a wink abroad in just minutes away from one nation to the other. There was a „kids corner”, crafts, self-made silver and art jewelry, rainbow colors of pashmina stoles, hand-made painted silk exotic food/spices, gifts, cloths, home furnishing and ayurveda products from India. Thai and Indonesian food and spices, wooden gifts, exotic fresh veggie and fruit drinks, hand-made sweeties, Dolce Vita Beauty supplies, organic drinks … far from knowing the existence of these drinks by the Hungarians.

The entertainment programs of the day were awesome, having the present the preformances of the ExperiDance show, the splendid Korean and Indian dance shows, Children music group from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Music performance represented by Andre Goodfriend and Karen Posner Mullen from the U.S.A. Embassy in Budapest, brought the eye-catching Iberoamerican artists on the  stage, grand show with 16 dancers show by the Folk group from Serbia, Hungarian Opera singers, Italian musicians. Second-hand cloths … mostly brand new and various accessories all in good condition. The event was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Budapest.

The charity fair have had become so popular compared to the previous two years, there was no question to hold again the third diplomatic charity fair this year with the participation of the representative embassies. The countries were: Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, UK, Belgium, Slovenia, Macedonia, Moldova, Georgia, Lithuania, Qatar, Jordan, Thailand, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt,Serbia, Latvia, Angola, Philippines, China, Russia, Turkey, Switzerland, Ecuador, USA, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Albania, Kosovo.

During the late afternoon hours, the giant raffle draw took place with sophisticated prizes awaiting the lucky ones … Just to mention the most wanted ones … trips offered by the participating countries to their homeland was the most popular beside the 28 prizes.

Even though the program started at 10 a.m. and officially ended at 4 p.m., seemed like nobody wished to leave the place, feeling good and enjoying the each others companies.

This international gathering absolutely proved  peace and harmony is in everyone’s heart.  This good vibration should be propagated around the world. Happy people filled with warm hearts.

Thumbs-up to the organizers …  Even though on a day called Sunday, the Sun was missing, raining throughout the day … for many it was a bright and sunny day at the Diplomatic Charity Fair!

Last but not least, here goes two videos to show the brilliant preformances:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kUXfjRbGvk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CJxwKeSGcc

Updated, snaps, video by Aggie Reiter