Posts Tagged ‘culture’

Mexican painter Frida Kahlo – Exhibition – Museum of Fine Arts 2018

July – 2018

The Hungarian National Gallery (MNG) and the Museum of Fine Arts,the latter institution will reopen after three years of renovations this year in October.  Around the month of October  showcasing the influential era’s of  the British paintings Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and the School of LondonDezső Korniss

.The Gallery will also host an exhibition of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, the first of its kind in Hungary, mainly based on the collection of Museo Dolores Olmedo in Mexico City. The exhibition will open on the 111th anniversary of the painter’s birth, in July of this year.

Further plans include a major exhibition of the works of Rubens, Van Dyck and masters of the Flemish baroque  late  next year.  In 2020 there are plans to exhibit Cézanne (2012).

Later this year, MNG will continue to display the works of Hungarian masters as well to honor the 110th anniversary of the birth of Dezső Korniss. The Gallery will organize an exhibition on the art of the 20th century Hungarian painter in December.

The renewed Roman Hall of the Museum of Fine Arts will be open to the public from March, 15. until April, 2. free of charge, every day from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last admission:5 p.m.).
Entry is on ʺfirst come, first served” basis. Will not arrange reservations or bookings (not even for groups).  Due to the limited capacity of the museum hall, the number of visitors is limited, therefore occasionally waiting outside the building can be expected.​ There will not be provided any tour guides.

Update Aggie Reiter

John Malkovich – “Just call me God” – Palace of Art – Budapest

Tuesday, April, 4. 2017.

7.30 p.m.

Palace of Arts (MÜPA) Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

District, IX. ,  1. Komor Marcell  Street – Budapest

Spring is in the Air and it’s coming up the 17th Spring Festival in Budapest  to be held  between March, 31 till April, 232017.

Get ready for a  hot  evening  at the Concert Hall when John Malkovich performance  “Just call me God”.

What else to be expected … a dictator’s final speech when John Malkovich takes the initiative and explains everything.

Cast: John Malkovich, Sophie von Kessel – prose.  Featuring: Martin Haselböck – organ, Franz Danksagmüller – electronica, Writer – Director: Michael Sturminger.

Returning to the festival, Malkovich will perform a new piece for theatre and music scripted by German author Michael Sturminger, titled: Just Call Me God, it explores the nature of despotic rule. ­

Since time immemorial, there have always been rulers or leaders to whom people attribute supernatural power, omnipotence, or even divine capacities. How is that possible? Why are we like that? Could it be we are so gullible and corrupt?

Following the Giacomo Variations, and Infernal Comedy – Confessions of a Serial Killer, which was also performed in Budapest, John Malkovich and Michael Sturminger have made another production of theatre and music, which will have its world premiere at the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg’s futuristic concert hall. Following the premiere, Malkovich will put himself in the shoes of the tyrants of all times in London and at the Budapest Spring Festival, to make us confront the technology of despotism.

The musical counterpoint will be provided by organist and conductor Martin Haselböck, who also played an active part in the earlier productions. His selection represents a special cross-section of musical history, from Bach, through Messiaen, to György Ligeti.

Performance in English with Hungarian subtitles.

Source: Palace of Arts  – “This is your place”

Update: Aggie Reiter

Opening Season’s Premiere … Cat’s Game – Jókai Theater – Békéscsaba 2016.

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Opening the theater season at Békéscsaba  Jókai Theater on Friday night with a marvelous choice of a play written by István Örkény titled CAT’S GAME. The tragicomedy in two parts open the season. The highlight of the piece was given by fantastic actors playing their role. It could be said the play’s huge main role is built on a single person Esther Felkai – Jászai-winner actress, as Ms  Orbánné who sweeps through the stage with enormous energy and powerful acting, but it would be only partly true, because actress Zsoka Fodor proves her sophisticated great talent. Orbánné, the retired music teacher role played by Jászai-winner actress Esther Felkai was managed to win to return back to the Jókai Theater after absent for nine years.

The two-piece tragicomedy Orbánné the center. The story takes place in the sixties for the first time in Szolnok and Pest theater Szigliget introduced in 1971. Then a large emphasis on the homogeneity of the show, the black-white-gray colors were dominant, highlighting the characters.

The play is a real masterpiece of expressing the feminine world, which is not common in plays. The fabulous roles is a road to success at the Jokai Theater Békéscsaba  that is for sure. Casting  Orbánné: Esther Felkai  Jászai laureate, Giza: Zska Fodor, Paula: Edit Kovacs, Mouse: Kristina Tarsoly, Ilus: Melinda Liszti, Cs. Adelaida Bruckner: Bori Markovits, Viktor Csermlényi: Mihaly Meszaros, Joe: Tamas Presits, Waiter: Robert Nagy, Nurse: Helga Jároli rt., Set and Costume Designer: Katalin Libor, Assistant director: Robert Nagy, Director: Roza Juhasz. The Proscenium Art will be presented to the Copyright Agency Kft.’s Permission.

After the premiere guests were invited to a close non formal get together with the actors of the play. There, Eshter Felkai told  she was really having second thoughts to leave the stage and retire.  – Former director Péter Fekete often called her to offer roles in the coming theater season, but refused to accept.  One day the new director Zoltán Seregi gave her a call by saying there are plans to bring on stage the Cats Game and would like Esther to play the main role. She hesitated and told the director she will have a “Cat Nap” before deciding….  after all it worked out just fine and she excepted the main role and how wonderful she did,  otherwise we, the audience would have missed to be present at such  an awesome masterpiece of act. At the end of the play the director congratulated to the whole staff for their grand performance and to mark this evening’s grand performance and as welcoming back to the Jokai Theater once again actress Esther Felkai, the director handed over her the Life Member certificate.

Although the play is in full Hungarian language, but for those foreigners who have Hungarian knowledge it is a must see production.

The Cat’s Game was also introduced a long time ago in a movie by director Károly Makk, which had received at the Cannes Film Festival (1974) – Golden Palm nomination and Academy Awards (1975) – Best Foreign Language Film nominations.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

 

Annual Jewish Culture Festival – Budapest – 2016.

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The synagogues in Budapest will be glittering in glow as they open its gates … The venues holds a special atmosphere with bringing outstanding artistic productions.

Sunday, September, 4. until Sunday, September, 11. 2016.

Guest stars from abroad arriving from the Israel, Serbia, States.

Each year as the Indian Summer arrives the tradition of holding the Jewish Culture Festival is an awaited program for many locals and foreigners staying in  Budapest. As  having an insight to the below programs show that this year’s multi-arts festival will have a wide variety of events at several venues, featuring presentations – interpretation of well-known great actors and cheerful children’s show to entertain the young audience.

The Festival’s main goal is to contribute in strengthening of tolerance through meeting eye-to-eye the cultures.

Participating venues: Dohány Street Synagogue, Rumbach Street Synagogue, Goldmark Hall, Bethlen Square Synagogue, Hegedűs Gyula Street Syngogue, Liszt Academy, Bálint House, Zwack Museum … etc.

Highlights of performances during the festival: Concert by Andrea Rost and the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchester … A World Invented – An evening with Anikó Für and János Karácsony, Myrtill Micheller and SWINGUISTIQUE – Edith Piaf and French Chansons, Mörk featuring Bea Palya, Soul Exodus – Bálint House, János Gálvölgyi and Miklós Benedek – No Kidding! A Very Impromptu Cabaret in One Act, Hegedűs D. Géza and Kovax – interpretation  200 years of Jewish Poetry, Musical Infusion for Ears and Soul, InFusion and Kátya Tompos concert, Tamás Pajor Unplugged, Lövölde tér – András Kern concert – Guests: Judit Hernádi and Gábor Heilig, Tamás Pajor – legendary personality of the Budapest underground/alternative art scene of the 80s.,Sephardic Divas Night – Mariann Falusi, Eszter Bíró, Dina Pandzarisz, Judit Klein, Kings of Klezmer Concert – Budapest Klezmer Band and the American Grammy award-winning Klezmatics, Klezmer meets jazz – Concert with Nigun and the Kossuth Award Winner Mihály Borbély, Hungarian Fallow – Balázs Galkó, Gipsy Swing – Katica Illényi and the Swing De Gitanes, Vera Jónás Ordinary Symphonies – Experiment Band concert, Handshake and Over this Water – Concert – Ghymes and Besh o droM bands, Look up to the Sky – concert with Charlie, The Walk – Documentary-feature premiere performed by Judit Havas, Patché Birthday concert – Péter Kálloy-Molnár, Mazel Tov – Concert with Violinist Eyal Shiloach (Israel) and the Klezmerész Band, Margaret Island Acoustic, An evening dedicated to Barbra Streisand –  Finucci Bros Quartet and Nikoletta Szőke Concert, Caramel – Open Zone Guest: Dániel Rudas, cantor, Awake lute and harp! Let me wake the dawn, More than klezmer for 18 years – Concert with Sabbathsong and the Kinneret choir, Song in Noise – Anna Pasztor concert, Django meets pop and classical music, Pankastic Orchester Concert with Guests: Gábor Winand, Gergő Oláh and the Dohnányi Big Band, Petruska – concert  guest: Bence Temesvári, Trumpet virtuosi in the Synagogue – Boban Markovic and his Orchester, Golem Tale – Gólem Theatre’s show for children.

To purchase tickets to any events stroll over to English version: http://www.eventim.hu/en/search/?search_string=zsid%C3%B3

Update Aggie Reiter

MyBudapest Photo Project photo exhibition – 2016.

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MyBudapest Photo Project

Tuesday, August, 30. 2016.  

Exhibition opening: 6 p.m. – Entry is free of charge.

District, V., 18. Királyi Pál Street – Budapest

Budapest Bike Maffia (Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)  in cooperation with Cafe Art proudly presents the latest initiative to raise awareness on social problems. This time would like to draw attention to the problem of homelessness through art. The long-term aim of the goal is to raise awareness about the issue of homelessness, to empower people on the edge of the society and help their social reintegration.

The challenge was simple … bought 100 pieces of disposable cameras with the help of FUJIFILM, and asked homeless people to capture Budapest the way they see it. The homeless sector individual’s shooted pictures of how they see Budapest.

Budapest is one in the line inspired to this project just as … MyLondon … MySydney and now happening MyBudapest.

More than 2000 photos were taken from which the best 50 pictures were chosen by a professional jury and this makes up the collection exhibited in Budapest Pont. Based on a public vote the best 12+1 photos will be printed as a calendar – My Budapest – 2017 and the winner artists will receive 20000HUF each and participants will be supported from the income of the sold calendars as well.

The exhibition can be seen between August, 30 until September, 12. 2016.

Update Aggie Reiter

XXI Royal Days – Székesfehérvár – Spirit of the medieval age! – August – 2016.

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Town Hall Square – Székesfehérvár – Hungary

Coronation ceremony – August, 13 – 14. 2016.

Royal Days – August, 12 -21. 2016.

In the coming days Székesfehérvár comes alive with the spirit of the medieval age!

Before the grand opening at the Festival of the King’s Days ceremony on stage Mayor – dr. András Cser-Palkovics of Székesfehérvár and Mayor – Habis László of Eger announced they both signed the document, which covers the two county towns future co-operation. The guest of honor this year celebrations the city of Eger, and plays a key role by their delegation during the ten-day event, which just began on late Friday night. Within the celebration series of events at the Town Hall Square marched the royal giant beans. At the same time while resound the Beethoven’s King Stephen Overture. Later on by both major turn on the festival lights at the city center. The light projected onto the walls tempting moving colorful comic of the medieval fair is a real-time travel.

Festival is the most important event in the historic capital city that offers real cultural delights not only for the local residents of Székesfehérvár, but also for the Hungarians arriving from other parts of the country and especially for the tourist visitors whom have never seen such a phenomena events.

In 2016 for the fourth time is built at the Ruin Garden a huge stage where for two days bringing back the medieval age when II. Vak (Blind) Béla comes alive August, 13 and 14. – 9.30 p.m. The coronation ceremony play’s director – Szikora János – Vörösmarty Theater. The ceremony play’s music composer – István Márta classical is enriched by sources of medieval music and world music motifs. The show’s choreographer – Csaba Horváth.To have an idea about the age of the Hungarian King I. Vak Béla of course need to have an overview from the history books, but actually we do not go to the theater have a history lesson, but to enjoy the actors performances. This play without having Hungarian knowledge is definitely worthwhile to go for the tourist and enjoy the sights-and-sounds

After the 2 days Festival  Royal Days theater programs on August, 16.  – 9 p.m. also at the same place at the open-air stage will host a gala concert entitled Musica Sacra, which this time Gioachino Rossini‘s famous ecclesiastical masterpiece, the Stabat Mater can enjoy by the classical music lovers. Along with the Kossuth and Liszt Prize of MeritAndrea Rost the world’s most famous opera house, the Bolshoi theater‘s – leading soloists MaximPaster, Svetlana Shilova and Petr Migunov and the more than century-old Alba Regia Symphony Orchester  . conductor – Imre Kneifel with the regional Primavera choir – conductor Ottilia Horányi and two hundred Unified Choir will be on stage. The evening’s conductor will be Béla DrahosLiszt Prize-winning Hungarian flutist and conductor.

The two-day festival is centered around St. Stephen  National Day – 20th of August one of the most important events at the historical capital.

Between August, 17-21. flowing entertainment awaiting the visitors to take part, enjoying the hustle and bustle at the XXI. Royal Days. During the evening time International Folk Dance. Rich children’s programs and enjoying the culinary travel. Fireworks closing the festive will place the crown on the Royal Days at Székesfehérvár.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

Herald News: Coronation Festival – Székesfehérvár – Hungary – 2016.

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August, 13- 15.  2016.

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(Rain day: August, 15.)

National Monument – Székesfehérvár

At the Town Hall Square a medieval city will be built in the middle of the city!

The Coronation Festival takes the visitors back in time to  the former coronation age.

Over the ruins of the former coronation basilica the visitors will be taken back in time to the scenery of the age to II. Vak Béla, bring to life to one of the most unfortunate King of Hungary … He is perhaps was the only one who did not want to be king. Far as dream of dignity, because it was a miracle that he survived at all, after command  by Könyves Kálmán blinded him as a child with Álmos his father.

The coronation ceremony play’s director Szikora János – Vörösmarty Theater. The presentation revive the last days of vision of the king’s life, showing the struggles of the blind leader of the country.

The coronation ceremony, memorials will take place at the monumental, grandiose open-air theater with modern lighting and visual technology. The nearly 900 years of coronation ceremonies interpretation with texts  evoke the coronation.

Further update soon …

 

Update by Aggie Reiter