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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

The 2nd. Budapest Ritmo – Central European World Music Festival

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October, 6-11. – CAfe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

The consistent pursuit of organizers is to move closer to the ‘east’ and ‘west’ positions, to support Eastern European musicians, ie to straighten the course. The Budapest Ritmo showcase program in addition to three Hungarian bands from our region and the international jury will meet the musicians and the audience so was told yesterday to the media gathering at the Akvárium Hall – Budapest.

Second year, the Budapest RITMO festival is just around the corner. Last year Finland, this year’s guest of honor Israel and Jewish art and artists will be present. A real multicultural fiesta from Israel welcoming the audience.

Budapest RITMO – 2017., offers unique productions this year with the world music artists arriving from over 20 countries, performing 3 days at several stages of the Aquarium Club, organized by CAFe Budapest and Hangvető.

A wide-spread of bands from the Central European region will be hosted. From contemporary classical music to theater premieres, from popular music and jazz to dance and visual art, the art of our times will again be highlighted in the Hungarian capital during October 6-11. 2017.In the vein of last year’s Ritmo, new co-operation between Hungarian and foreign artists will be fostered, exceptional productions born. This October, violin phenomenon Félix Lajkó with fascinating Polish string band VOŁOSI will blow you away; the young stars of tambour, Söndörgő and Amsterdam Klezmer Band will team up to rock you. Veronika Harcsa sings with explosive Transglobal Underground & Fanfara Tirana. The legendary singer Mónika Miczura “Mitsou” of Ando Drom fame and Tunisian Jawhar will enchant you with their delicate duet. A superb occasion to get to know more about the best Central and Eastern European bands. Check out the rarely heard South American and African artists in the heart of Budapest: Akvárium Klub, for 3 days.

Budapest Ritmo Conference is the biggest world music forum in Central Europe. Actors in the scene discuss current trends and challenges from an international vantage point, with a marked Central European focus. This year panels deal with: organizing tours in Central and Eastern Europe and overseas; key players in the world music industry; working with agents; trends in music education; promoting bands from the Balkans. Budapest Ritmo Conference offers insight into the music industry, a great occasion for networking, getting to know the movers and shakers of world music and addressing current topics. On the 5th of October Hungarian and foreign bands selected by an international jury.   The well-known in the profession  Ben Mandelson … He has been 30 years ago in the London pub at the birth of a world music band. Also with 11 independent publishers have come together to find a way to distribute the difficult-to-define style effectively. It is no exaggeration that Mandelson is one of the key person in the international scene, Was  one of the founder at the birth of WOMEX , furthermore, he was the founder of the 3 Mustafas 3 band in the legendary ’82, who first went on tour in Eastern Europe. The founder of the inevitable Glitterbeat publisher – Chris Eckmann, will also be in Budapest from Ritmo Courtesy. They are  also verified names like Aziza Brahim and Tamikrest, who are sure to find the talent and win the prizes year after year in a world-class. Also great is the fact that Jun Lin Yeoh – artistic leader of the festival, is attracting tens of thousands of Jewels to the Jungle. The ventilation of the panels is intended to provide many opportunities for networking, and international experts are open to concrete co-operation in addition to topic proposals. Entry on this day is free of charge, but to attend need previous registration.  The daily ticket is also valid to enter the conference venue. The conference sessions are in English language.

Ticket prices: Day tickets: 3000HUF (in advance until the 1st. of October) / 4000HUF(from the 2
nd. October). Three-day pass: 7500HUF (in advance until the 1st. of October) / 10500HUF (from the 2nd October). Discount (Student & Pensioner) tickets can be purchased at the venue during the festival. Choose your tickets through http://www.cafebudapestfest.jegy.hu and/or on the spot at Akvárium Club –  District, V., Erzsébet  Square – Budapest.

See the list of artists, groups, bands  at:  http://budapestritmo.hu/en/artists/

Enjoy the ride on the musical landscape with rich tradition at the Budapest RITMO Festival!

Update Aggie Reiter

Overview – School Time Began Around the World

Exploring educations at some of the schools Worldwide!

Do you still remember the nervous, yet awaiting feeling that has come to you during the first weeks of schooling? In most parts of the world, there is still a lot of excitement, as there are many places in the school now. However, there are huge differences in how they are preparing for this time in different countries around the world. Let’s look at some surprising educational features that seem to us most unusual for most of us!

Hungary – In Hungary there are many possibilities: our children can go to private or public institutions, but we can also choose teachers from traditional or alternative education. However, few people know that the digitization of education has already come in Hungary: the Samsung Smart School’s classrooms at Miskolc and Jászfényszaru provide the most up-to-date information and communication tools for students who can acquire knowledge in an innovative and interactive way

Australia – The Aussie students will be having shortly School-Out summer vacation, but their school days will be back! In the meantime updating Downunder how the education is going.

The major part of Australia, which stretches from 7,692,000 square kilometers, consists of a desert country, which seems to be uninhabited. However, even in these abandoned areas there are families and small communities where children can attend state education even if there is no school nearby. But how? The solution is the Australian government’s School of the Air program, originally by radio, and nowadays, with the help of the Internet, they give individual or group lessons to children, who in the afternoon will solve their tasks with their family members.

Finland – We have often heard about Finnish education being one of the world’s best teaching systems. There, students tend to feel as if they are going to a playhouse instead of a strict school, and this encourages them to learn. In the informal education, the teacher and his personality also play an important role: for example, many have not participated in teacher training, in order not to teach them later on in accordance with predetermined rules. From then on, a variety of methods and aids come int he class hour: board games, tales or even role-playing games are part of everyday education as textbooks.

South Korea – While the Finns are trying to ban technology from education, in South Korea, the main elements of school hours are digital devices. For example, the touchscreen Samsung TS-3 smart card used in the Korean Gyeseong Primary School is used not only for simple portrayal of teachers, but also distributes information and tasks to students’ tablets, who can instantly solve them or ask questions. The results of the innovative method they speak for themselves: research shows that students have been able to concentrate more on the subject for a longer period of time and have been more enthusiastic about the classroom communication. Their thinking was also gained by the digital knowledge that has become unavoidable today.

Iceland – In Icelandic culture and traditions, the acquisition of special binding techniques plays an important role, which also means that all real Icelanders have at least one hand-knit sweater. The bonds are so seriously taken by the locals that they have made compulsory allergy in primary schools for boys and girls alike. While in the morning in Hungary the calculator, the booklets and the textbooks are placed in the schoolbag, for the Icelandic students the knitting needles should not be forgotten at home.

Updating Press release: 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 „Csardáskirálynő” – Czardas Queen operetta celebrating its 100 hundred anniversary.

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The „Csardáskirálynő” – Czardas Queen operetta was composed by Imre Kálmán.

Exhibition and Gala night at the Operetta and Musical Theater – Budapest.

The „Csárdáskirálynő” – Czardas Queen is once again back home after its long journey to charm the Hungarian and foreigner audiences.

To the grand event arrived to celebrate with  the troupe Yvonne Kálmán, the composer’s daughter, the composer’s son, Charles Kálmán, his widow and his son, Charles Kálmán Jr. In addition to the current  performance, former legendary participants, director and foreign guests.also attended the Gala show. Zoltán Balog – Minister of Human Resources opened the „Csárdáskirálynő” – Czardas Queen  past 100 years operetta exhibition

The melodies of the Czardas Queen for the first time on November,17. 1915 rang in Vienna, at the Johann Strauss Theater. At the time being nobody would have had suspected that this is the beginning to a successful story that continues up to this day.  No surprise that at the original venue in Vienna the audience saw the show 533 occasion since after the 1915’s premiere.The piece was staged despite the WWI  also in Sweden, Finland, Poland, Russia and Italy. Probably not on my own by saying, that the melodies of Imre Kálmán’s, (born 125 years ago) right this minute is somewhere  around the world played either on stage, on television, on the radio, at a concert hall or within a gala show.

To Budapest it finally made its way a year later in November at the Broadway Theater.  Kálmán’s music was praised by the local librettist – P. G. Wodehouse saying:“The Kálmán score was not only the best that the gifted Hungarian ever wrote but about the best anybody ever wrote…”

The Czardas Queen musical operetta already toured all around the world and the audiences just alike in Budapest gave standing ovations, in Tokyo, Rome, Munich and in Amsterdam had pleasure to see the original play as it is on show at the Budapest Operetta and Musical Theater. While in Salzburg and Prague was a co-production, directed by KERO® with the local stars on stage.

The Czardas Queen story in a nutshell: The story is about a hopeless love of the Duke Edwin to Sylvia, a star from the Budapest Orpheum. The family disapproves of the lowly relationship. The parents everything in their power to lure their son back to Vienna, where the have already chosen an appropriate girl for him, the Countess Stazi to help haste matters by buying a New York contract for the chanson singer Sylvia Vereczky. However, the dear foolish Count Bóni conspires to help the lovers, as does also the waiter, Miska and his twin brother Alfons … the butler at the house of Lippert-Weilersheim … and Uncle Feri, Bóni’s friend from the Orpheum. He is the main weaver of threads and is even ready to disclose the love of his youth, and Edwin’s mother hoping to succeed.

Unfortunately, cannot update about the evening’s performance, cause the tickets were all sold out.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

THE RUSSIAN SWAN LAKE BALLET – EXPERIENCE OF ROMANCE AND DRAMA – BUDAPEST – 2014.

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The gem of Russian Swan Lake Ballet from Moscow will be presenting an unforgettable  moments for any age!

Sunday, November, 23. 2014.

Papp László Budapest Arena

District, XIV. 2., Stefánia Rd. Budapest

3 p.m. and 7 p.m. will be shown!

 

The performance of Swan Lake will be staged in Budapest by twice sixty-minute act. The presentation is based upon the Director, who died last year, Victor Smirnov-Golovanov. Costumes by Elisaveta Dvorkina.

Swan Lake is ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was composed in 1875–1876. The scenario fashioned upon a Russian folk tale and tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse.

Moscow City Ballet is currently at its outstanding artistic best. Been around the four corners of the Earth … mentioning  a couple of places … United Kingdom, Israel, Dubai, Spain, France, Portugal, Italy Sweden, Mexico, United Arab Emirates , Finland, Spain, France, Portugal, Italy Sweden, Mexico, and  ongoing winning new invitations to perform internationally. The orchestra, choreography, interpretation, beauty and outstanding virtuoso performance won the souls wherever they floated on stage. Most probably at their Budapest performances by the Moscow City dancers will add emotions to that magical ingredient of the essence of Russian culture aswell.

Tchaikovsky’s magical tale is of mystery and romance with spellbinding ballet dancing by the Moscow city Ballet. The Swan Lake is a masterpiece of classical ballet and should be experienced at least once in one’s lifetime.

Be ready for having goose pimps several occasion during at the  performance of the gems!

… Just adding a piece of background to Tchaikovsky and the tale itself. The composer recalled and had a great interest in the life story of Bavarian King Ludwig II, whose tragic life had supposedly been marked by the sign of Swan and (who either consciously or not) was chosen as the prototype of the dreamer Prince Siegfried.). More background to the full story can be see visiting the Castle of Neuschwanstein in Bavaria  … but that is another piece of journey.

Tickets can be purchased only on weekdays and an hour before on the day of the show at the Ticket Office at the a/m  venue the spot.

Update  by Aggie Reiter