Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

World Italian Gastronomy Week – Authentic Italian Cultural Event – 2019!

There are still plenty of events during the World Italian Gastronomy Week to visit @ Budapest !

Made in Italy … Yes …  but this time the Food & Fine Wine to Gastronomy Expos are made in Budapest with Italian ingredient!

These Events bring together Italian world-renowned winemakers, chefs and industry insiders educate and inspire, meet with the producers, attend tasty dinners, taste regional products Made in Italy. There is a list of events to spend pleasure time together with friends whilst enjoying Italian food.  All you have to do is simply walkabout in Budapest to the places and discover Italy’s regions tastes and wines and last but not least, mind you there will be also film screenings .. not at any Budapest’s movie theater … but just at the Italian Culture Institution.

So here you go … watch out!

Here’s a couple of updates:

Tuesday, November, 19. … 10 a.m. – Noon – Luisa Torri, professor at the Pollenzo University of Gastronomy, Director of the Laboratory of Sensory Testing, discover the aroma of mustard as a raw material for balsamic vinegar accompanied by soft-textured Parmesan cheese. Seminar for participants with special invitation. Venue: Italian Institute of Culture – District,  VIII.,  8. Bródy Sándor Street.

From 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.  – The “Seasoned to Taste” film screening. The audience can also learn about the problems of Arturo chef’s life. Venue: Italian Institute of Culture – District,  VIII.,  8. Bródy Sándor Street. Entry is free, but need to register in advance: iicbudapest@esteri.it

Wednesday, November, 20. … 10 a.m. – Noon – Luisa Torri introduces the special taste of Parma ham, with the tasting the ham of two companies and discovering the differences between them. – Venue: Italian Cultural Institute – Venue: District,  VIII.,  8. Bródy Sándor Street. Participation is free, but registration is required by following the link in our email: budapest@ice.it 

From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.  An interesting documentary film about Leonardo da Vinci “Leonardo and the Wine” …  500 years after his death – we get to know the genius Leonardo vineyards. After the screening, Vinci wines can be tasted. Seat reservation is need through: iicbudapest@esteri.it

Thursday, November, 21.  …  9 a.m. – Noon – The conference is organized jointly NÉBIH and will provide useful information to professionals in the hospitality industry.  There will be a wine tasting combined with the professional seminar, and in the evening wine experts and chefs can join and talk about food and wine pairing. Venue: District, II., 15/a Kis Rókus Street.  Compulsory reservation. For participants with special invitation.

From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. –  Seminar on tasting Italian wines. Venue: Ritz Carlton Hotel, Elizabeth Ballroom – District, V.,  9-10 Erzsébet Square. For participants with special invitation.

From 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Fresh pasta with wine combinations. Venue: Ritz Carlton Hotel, Elizabeth Ballroom District, V.,  9-10 Erzsébet Square. Participants with special invitation.

Friday, November, 22.  …  6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Professional Day organized for journalists and businesses operating in the tourism sector with the participation of representatives who may participate in an interactive, recipient of the senses is their journey, learn about while catching some typical Italian regions. Venue: Akadémia Italia Budapest  – District, V., 12. Szent István Square. Participants with special invitation.

Update Aggie Reiter

Autumn Festival of Museums @ Veszprém – PartTwo – 2019.

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Autumn Festival of Museums – October, 8. – November, 10. 2019.

This year the Blessed Gizella  Archdiocese Collection will be implemented during the Autumn Festival of Museums nationwide program series. Keep in mind that four outstanding Italian centerRome, Kingdom of Naples, Bologna and the Republic of Venice painting exhibition can be viewed in the Blessed Gizella Collection, from the 17th and 18th century collection showing Italian Baroque painting and graphic material, the works of Luca Giordano and Solimena of Naples, Piazzetta of Venice, and masterpieces of Roman caravaggist artists.

In addition to the huge material selection of arts, can be seen other historical art collections barrowed from other Hungarian museums.

The Right of the Bishops of Veszprém to Crown the Queens!

The bishopric of Veszprém is presumably the oldest of the ten bishoprics founded by St. Stephen and it is certain that it existed as early as 1001.The Cathedral of Veszprém was founded by Queen Gizella, and her crown was kept in the Cathedral until 1207. Queen Gizella came from Bavaria. Her crown was kept in the cathedral, but King András II took it with him when he went on a Crusade to the Holy Land in 1217, and he sold it in the course of his travels.The right of the bishops of Veszprém to crown the queens was an ancestral right sanctioned by tradition. The bishops of Veszprém were also the Chancellors of the Queen, and they listed this among their titles until 1946. Between 1392 to 1773 the bishops were the Lord Lieutenants of Veszprém. Her crown was kept in the cathedral, but King András II took it with him when he went on a Crusade to the Holy Land in 1217, and he sold it in the course of his travels. The right of the bishops of Veszprém to crown the queens was an ancestral right sanctioned by tradition. Until the 16th century, the coronation of the queens was performed by touching the queen’s right shoulder with the Holy Crown. Later, in the Habsburg Era, the so-called domestic crown and the Hungarian Holy Crown were in use.

Following the submission of a proposal by the Blessed Gizella Archdiocese Collection, in 2014 the committee of the Municipal Value Inventory Committee of Veszprém declared the right of the bishops of Veszprém to crown the queens as part of the intangible cultural heritage of the city of Veszprém.

In 1772, the precentor János György Tejfalussy (Milchdorfer) had built the Tejfalussy canon house to the immediate north of the Franciscan monastery. The main Baroque building, the arched rooms and staircase of which show the original condition, was constructed on the double castle wall, presumably on the site of two earlier Baroque buildings. The building has three stories, while on the street front it is two-storied. The ecclesiastical treasury, which is the second richest collection of the Hungarian ecclesiastical treasuries, consisting of around 5,000 pieces.

Blessed Gizella Archdiocese Collection – The Saint George Chapel …According to the medieval chronicles, Prince Saint Imre took a vow of chastity in the round, Romanesque-style chapel, which was built in the 10th and 11th centuries. The relic of the head of Saint George, which King Saint Stephen was given by the Byzantine emperor, was also kept here. The chapel was also a chapter house, and indeed according to a charter that was issued in 1417 it was also the site for the elections of bishops. It was also a place of pilgrimage, to which Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund of Luxembourg traveled in 1401.

Within the Blessed Gizella Archdiocese Collection “From Naples to Venice” two centuries of Italian Baroque paintings from the 17th and 18th Century can be discovered at the exhibition held between May, 7. to November, 10. 2019. Time is certainly short, but those in interest to these breathtaking arts and painting be sure to make previous provisions at the Archiepiscopal Palace ( 16. Vár Street) for the Tejfalussy Cannon House ( 35. Vár Street) – Info: boldoggizella@gmail.com

One of the symbols of the town stands on the highest peak of Veszprém, the  Fire Tower – The Castle’s one and only tower from medieval times, the so-called Barbican … the present Fire Tower.  The Fire Tower firstly built as a watchtower, but later was rebuilt to alarm in case of fire. Climbing up to the top on a narrow, spiral stairway is worthwhile to have an unforgettable view on the city. Every hour the clock of the tower plays ‘conscription music’ composed by the Veszprém composer Antal Csermák. There is a wonderful view of the landscape of Veszprém from the balcony of the tower. Permanent exhibition introduces the history of the Fire Lookout Tower. Visitors can see copies of the documents found after the renovations  held between 1814 – 1891. Exhibited the original metal document storage cylinders and the coins found there, as well as other interesting photos and descriptions about the history of the monument. The entrance ticket to the Fire lookout Tower is valid for this exhibition, too.

There is so much to see, that a full day is needed to admire treasures of the History Arts at Veszprém.

Last but not least, thanks to the professional experts who led the way to explore, taking part in the adventure of these two  major cities Székesfehérvár and Veszprém. This kind of joint cultural festival with all its programs is suitable and encourages everyone to get on the road in any city of the country … look in a museums … seek a hidden treasure and when leaving need not have to have a second thought that Hungary is the source of miracles.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

 

 

 

“Tracking Piedone’s Footprint” – „Slapping Hero” – portrait film of Bud Spencer.

 

“Tracking Piedone’s Footprint” – Hungarians favorite flying fists – slapping machine arrived to the Hungarian cinemas, introducing the most comprehensive portrait of Bud Spencer.

Piedone,  the spaghetti western guy, placed himself into the hearts of many movie lovers across  the World. Originally, started his career as a successful athlete, he was a professional swimmer and water polo player. He was the first Italian swimmer to achieve a one-minute result in 100m freestyle. For many of us, luckily he stepped out of the pool and began filming and became an actor and what an awesome actor!

The extended version, color, Hungarian portrait, 90 mins, 2019. Hungarian sync. Age limit above 6 years old.

There is hardly a generation who has not met … seen any Piedone films. Many say those where the days when heading to the movie was a real gig, growing up on his movies. During the period of the 70s-80s gained such a success not just in Hungary but throughout the world,  even yet to-day … no matter how many time it was seen before is still extremely popular. Bud Spencer – born Carlo Pedersoli went ahead June, 27.2016. in Rome at the age 86. His fans mourned around the world. Gone with him a true renaissance man of our modern age.
This year would he would be 90 years old. Unfortunately, our „slapping hero” is no longer with us. In honor to the anniversary, within the 90-minute-cut cinema film can catch-up, hear interviews from his era’s artists, never seen archival materials, family photos, his former athletes, colleagues and co-workers talking about Bud Spencer, and of course bits-and-pieces of his iconic films will also not be missing.

The film was recorded for over four years in five countries with forty-five contributors. The film presents a lifetime of the legendary to the less well-known side of his exceptional personality.

Carlo Pedersol more better known as the tough fists Bud Spencer portrait film had its premiere  on February 28, 2019  at Budapest, Szeged, Debrecen, Balassagyarmat, Szombathely, Eger, Szentendre, Zalaegerszeg, Jászberény, Nyergesújfalú … to reach fans at the four corner of Hungary.

The film was brought to Hungary by the Pannonia Entertainment Ltd.

Update by Aggie Reiter

Dance of Elves at the Italian Institute of Culture – La ridda dei folletti – Budapest

6.30 p.m. – Thursday, February, 7. 2019.

Italian Institute of Culture – Giuseppe Verdi Hall

District, VIII., 8. Bródy Sándor Street.

It is always very exciting when different continents and distant cultures meet … Tibor Szomora violinist Artistic Director at the Con Spirito Chamber Orchestra will be heard at his concert introducing how does the Italian music connects to Argentina and Hungary. Guest conductor Sebastiano De Filippi – Con Spirito Chamber Orchestra.

The prominent Hungarian string orchestra and the famous conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of the Argentine Parliament will hold an unforgettable music journey from the Baroque to XX. Century.

An event that should not be missed. Mandatory Reservation until 4 February, 4. 2019. through |iicbudapest@esteri.it

For attention  … Only members of the Italian Cultural Institute with a valid membership card (+1) may participate.

Update Aggie Reiter

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

 Exhibition by Giuseppe Vassallo – Italian Culture Institute – Budapest

On the occasion of Contemporary Art Day –  Friday, November, 23. 2018. – 6 p.m.

Italian Culture Institute – Xenia Gallery
District, VIII., 18. Bródy Sándor Street – Budapest

Giuseppe Vassallo opens an unusual Italian exhibition in Budapest. The young Sicilian artist originally he studied sculpture in his homeland, later attracted more by painting, which he learned in an autodidact manner.

Vassallo spent three weeks in Budapest for the “resident artist” project, inspired by the impressions and experiences gained here in the Italian Cultural Institute.The opening exhibition is divided into two main parts: on the one hand it presents the painter’s paintings in Palermo and on the other hand the paintings and installations of the “resident artist” project. Each of the works made in Budapest is a small tribute to the capital, with familiar moods, symbols, and even Hungarian paintings.

The project was established with the co-operation of the Budapest Várfok Gallery.

Entry is free of charge.

Update 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