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The 4th Russian Music Festival @ Budapest – Debrecen – Tihany 2021.

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A day before the official opening to the Russian Music Festival, was held a press conference in the Great Hall of the Kölcsey Center together with the co-organizer of the concerts  at Debrecen with the Kodály Philharmonic Debrecen.

After last year, well-known and lesser-known Russian melodies will be heard again at three places: Budapest, in Debrecen and in Tihany between  1-12 October.2021.

This year, too, the focus will be on Tchaikovsky, whose celebration of the 180th anniversary of his birth last year, but due to the virus situation, had not been able to keep the entire program, so this year wished to make up for that.

Marcell Szabó – artistic director of the festival, has put together a program for the festival that focuses on different instruments at each concert, such as violin, harp, organ and piano, as shown by the Russian masters.

Imre Kollár –  chief conductor of the Kodály Philharmonic said it was a fantastic thing and a challenge for an orcheser a to be able to perform at such a festival at the beginning of the season with such an exceptional show.explained that this year Tchaikovsky will be the focus of the festival program. Added  “The Russian Music Festival” is like a treasure trove, because Russian classical music is an inexhaustible source, of which even the knowledgeable, practicing musicians know only a small part.

Ernő Kállai – violinist expressed his joy that the concert, which was already planned for last year, can now be performed with the Kodály Philharmonic. He plays for the first time in Debrecen, but he has also collaborated with the orchester and conductor Imre Kollár several times, mainly presenting Tchaikovsky pieces.

In addition to Tchaikovsky, the works of Prokofiev, Rachmaninov Mussorgsky, Klui, Glinka will also be performed at the festival.
Naturally thought about the next generation … the children of today also, therefore will be holding children’s programs in Budapest, Debrecen and Tihany.

Music and faith inspired the works of the Grand Master of Russian Romanticism, having the opening concerts will take place in the sanctuary of music, the Academy of Music and the sanctuary of faith in the Tihany Abbey.

The Pest Vigado
will be appearing as a new venue, where may gain an insight into all three of Tchaikovsky’s ballets within the framework of an exciting piano marathon. Last year, the National Library for Foreign Languages ​​made its debut successfully, so this year, colorful shows will be held in the beautiful reading room. Our traditionally recurring event venue is the Russian Cultural Center, where there will be concerts, exhibitions and film screenings.

Of course, there will be co-events this time as well: opera and ballet film screenings, an exhibition, a prose evening, Russian folk music and a children’s program will add color to the music offer.

Have a look at website and/or Facebook page for accurate shows and updates.

Tickets available @ https://ozf.jegy.hu/

Riport & Snaps Aggie Reiter