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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

King Matthias Hunyadi – Corvina Library – National Széchényi Library

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The exhibition opened on Monday, November, 3. 2018 at the  National Széchényi Library in Buda.

The most beautiful, the hidden, less emphasized side of

Mátyás Hunyadi’s Codex can be visited through November, 6. 2018. – February, 9. 2019. – Budapest.

On the occasion of the official opening were present: LászlóTüske Director-General, Miklós Kásler, Minister of Human Resources,  Csörsz Rumen István,  Professor László Szörényi ,  Edina Zsupán.

The new exhibition at the National Széchényi Library (OSZK) explores historical, new legendary codex books  collection of King Matthias.

There are many gorgeous Corvina and other ornamental codex books coming from domestic collections, including from New York, Paris, the Vatican and various parts of the world. Among the manuscripts will be seen in Hungary extremely important piece for the first time … these are more valuable in terms of history and culture.  The fact that the royal house has a uniform appearance, the Renaissance ornament library can well be followed, thanks to the joint work of the Buda’s book painters, bookbinders, copiers and humanists with their dream library to came true. From the world-renowned library, according to our present knowledge, there are approximately 220 volumes to have  had survived the centuries. To-day they are kept in major libraries all over the world. Corvina in Italy are kept in several cities of Italy – such places as: Milano, Firenze, Parma, Modena, Verona,Volterra, Venezia, Roma. Currently 58 corvinas are owned by various collectors across Hungary and 37 are kept in National Széchényi Library. Altogether were 216 Corvina but in Hungary’s turbulent years of history many were destroyed or lost. After the death of the King Matthias (1490), II. Ulászlo and II. Lajos gave away many books. Among others, a special Greek-language book arrived from Vienna, which was discovered in 2010 as the only one of Matthias’s Corvinas,  also discovered the Cassianus Corvina, which is currently held in Paris and is  definitely the most beautiful style of the Buda workshop. The corvinas from Leipzig, preserved the work of Byzantine emperor Konstantin († 959) and at the time being was in use on the court order ceremony. Also can be viewed the beauty of the illustrated book from the Vatican Apostolic Library,  the so-called “Vatican Mission”. May discover at the exhibition, the book of  the most important painters of the Buda workshop Francesco da Milano Castello, th  magnificent manuscript, including the Torino treasures, from a private collection. Domonkos Kalmáncsehi issued three decorative codex, one of the most beautiful Hungarian Codex from the past, also from New York the breviary and mission. According to the researchers memory these the two codex were not exhibited before in Hungary.

Upon guided tour floating through  the history of the treasure of arts  … the Renaissance royal library of King Matthias Hunyadi followed Italian models, but came into being in the last decade of the king’s rule in a fertile Hungarian cultural environment. It was the earliest library of this sort in Europe. It was the earliest library of this sort in Europe. The concept of design resembling the library of Federico da Montefeltro in Urbino but also bearing similarity with the library of the Aragonese court in Naples. It approximately contained 2000 volumes and an amount surpassed only by the library of Papal State in Rome. The earliness and primacy of King Matthias’s collection is illustrated by the fact that even the Medici regarded it in certain aspects as a model for the library at Buda. The library contains work of the classic authors of Antiquity and the early Fathers of Church, mainly in Latin and some in Greek. At the time being it was exceptional to have in the Italian library the Greek manuscripts. Most recent researches proved that the manuscripts uniformity was only at the end of the 1480s. New codices were made and on the pages were Hungarian and Italian owners name such as: Johannes Vitéz and György Handó who were Hungarian and Bohemian coats of arms of King Matthias. These Corvinas were designed with uniform leather and velvet bindings.The book production began 1480 as Beatrice of Aragon arrived flourishing Renaissance Naples to Hungary. Her coat of arms can be seen on several codices made at the time in Buda. The group of codices are called Corvinas, but has not been as part of the royal library collection, were liturgical manuscripts serving the in church or monastery and these upon order of the King or occasionally by the royal couple were representative pieces of the culture at the court. These were extremely richly decorated and were placed at the chapel of the royal castle of Buda. Matthias grants arm to Orbán of Nagylucse, royal treasure and provost of the Saint Nicholas collegial chapter of Székesfehérvár, later Bishop of Eger. The decoration combines Gothic and Renaissance elements. The style says that the work was by Francesco da Castello and also by the master of Milan decorating together with Francesco Rosselli one of the most influential masters of the Buda workshop. These are sophisticated examples of Francesco da Castello and Rosselli imitations.
The Janus Pannononius’s Gospel Book … four Gospels with each having the figure of the author painted by an anonymous illuminator. Péter Váradi’ handbook on Canon Law printed in Venice, but the decoration was prepared at Buda … and still more to see.

If we consider that these texts and illustrations were made by human hands in the 15th century, these eye-catching masterpieces and art treasures will present a historic era for future generations.

Worth to go back in time visit the exhibition see the masters works.

Update, snaps by Aggie Reiter

Peruvian National Day – Great Market Hall – Budapest.

August, 14 – 16. 2018.

District, IX. 1-3 Vámház Blvd. Budapest … On the Pest side of Liberty Bridge.

The National Days events is organised within the co-operation with the Municipality Hall, Market Board of Directors and the Embassies in Budapest.

It is a fine time to discover the products  from Peru such as … culinary delights, cultural and items from their natural treasures. Also having a peck of authentic handicraft, ceramics, stone figures, hats, ponchos, typical folk art art’s musical instruments, such as panties, jewellery and many more eye-catching items.

The National Day in Budapest of course, not just for the locals but for the tourist during their stay in Budapest to discover or for those already visited Peru to bring memories and purchasing some items.  The tourists visitors at the same time can take a peak at one of Europe’s oldest huge market hall three-storey building.

„At the turn of the 19th-20th centuries, after Budapest was formed by unifying Buda, Pest and Óbuda, the city begun flourishing and expanding.The chaotic outdoor markets could no longer adequately supply the growing number of inhabitants with fresh produce.The city leaders decided to build covered market halls similar to those in Paris and other Western European cities. The building itself was dressed up in the 19th century with a unique architecture, colorful porcelain ornaments from Zsolnay – Porcelain Manufacture Ltd. Also won the 1st place by the CNN chose among the 5 most vibrant city markets in Europe, followed by Mercat de San Josep de la Boqueira in Barcelona, the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, the Portobello Road market in London and Les Puces in Paris .

Update Aggie Reiter

The Nazaroff Brothers – Soul Exodus

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SOUL EXODUS

Musical documentary film – Distributed by: Mozinet

The film will be out screening throughout the country from

December, 15. 2016.

The Nazaroff Brothers –  four Americans and one Russian klezmer musicians produced a musical documentary on their world tour. This will be presented nationwide from December, 15. 2016. During the 93 minutes  Michael Alpert, Dan Kahn, Psoy Korolenko, Bob Cohen, Jake Shulman-Ment will make sure to provide a one-and-a-half hour entertainment for not only individuals with the same identity. The venues and songs loosen from everyday life.

The Band decided to explore Eastern European roots. Hitting the road in order to find the origins of their music, and  to learn about themselves, the past of their parents and their Jewish grandparents. A kind of reverse exodus journey from The West to The East … from New York to Paris, then on the road to Berlin, Budapest, Oradea and onwards further ahead.

Director: Csaba Bereczki, Screenplay: Csaba Bereczki , Cinematography: Tibor Nemes.

The film is screed in original English language with Hungarian subtitles.

Here a trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HFF4jc9H7w

The tickets will be available on the spot at the cinemas cash desk.

Update by Aggie Reiter

SOUL EXODUS – Premier Pre-screening – Budapest – 2016.

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SOUL EXODUS – PREMIER PRE-SCREENING AND AUDIENCE MEETING

Monday, October, 10. 2016.

Uránia National Movie Theater – Ceremonial Hall

District, VIII., 21. Rákóczi Road – Budapest

8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

The Nazaroff Brothers, five American klezmer musicians produced a musical documentary on their world tour. This will be presented across the country before the mid-December. However, before  the nationwide premiere, the film will be presented for the first time at the Urania National Film Theater in Budapest!

The Band decided to explore Eastern European roots. Hitting the road in order to find the origins of their music, and  to learn about themselves, the past of their parents and their Jewish grandparents. A kind of reverse exodus journey from The West to The East … from New York to Paris, then on the road to Berlin, Budapest, Oradea and onwards further ahead.

After the screening  there will be an opportunity in a conversation with the audience by the director Csaba Bereczki. 

Prices of the movie ticket: 1400HUF adult ticket and 1000HUF  for students, pensioners and teachers. Mind you, can only get a student, pensioner or teacher discount ticket at the time of buying the ticket at the cash desk.

The tickets are available on the spot at the cash desk.

Update by Aggie Reiter

 

The 4th Oktoberfest – 2016 – Budapest – Hungary

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September, 29. to 2 October, 2. 2016.

Get your tickets to Route Oktobertfest!

It’s your day … for the liquid bread lovers … as the Hungarians call the beer…   cannot complain … that’s for sure of lack of beer at the 4 days Octoberfest Festival in Budapest!

The world’s biggest beer festival this year will be rolling along to Budapest. So you can live in Hungary and be under the Big Tent and feel for the 4th time as if you were in the true land of Bavarian experience in Budapest!

The people of Europe and at several parts of the world celebrate their own way German way of celebrating the Oktoberfest beer. The more than 200-year celebration will bring together the beer lovers. The event is held in other countries as Munich, Paris, New York and Sydney and now for the 4th time the beers and delicious bowls of meals and finger food lovers on the parade ground in Budapest.

As known it is biggest brewing giants holiday! Just like around the world dancing party, Sramli mood music, official Paulaner Oktoberfest Shop and giant adventure park will be set up at the ’56’s Square in Budapest. In addition to our country’s international craft breweries and beer manufactories can be visited at the ont the spot at the „Budapest Street”.

Just as in  the previous years the locals and foreigners staying in Budapest may feel the atmosphere as just as being over in Munich.  Enjoy the „Beery Nights” programs with a bunch of  entertainments, when  the audience with over fifty artists and band, included… hosting Mr. President, Beatrice, Tibi Kasza, Gigi Radics, Gabi Tóth, Caramel, Charlie and others can feel the mood getting higher. The retro Sramli artist and band will also provide a great atmosphere. Beside the Bavaria  beer,  the best craft breweries from Hungary all on the spot and other country’s beers will be presented “tap on the spot” during the four-day event offering altogether a choice of hundreds of beers. To  higher the mood other two tents will be present the Hacker Pschorr tent and a Retro Party tent. 

Last year the tickets were sold out as a wink, therefore if your intention to be at the biggest beer festival of the year, you have to buy your ticket ASAP. Could be, that in a few days before the festival it will not be possible to get your tickets online, nor to buy tickets even on the spot!

Good Q. …What comes along with the purchased ticket … the custom-made Paulaner Oktoberfest Budapest mug as a gift only for pre-brought tickets. Anyway, if there may be some available tickets on the spot no mugs does not go with it. Food and drink coupons can be purchased online only.

These were all announced at the Paulaner Beer House – Budapest during the press gathering.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

The 3rd “SZEM” Festival of European University of Dramatic Art – City of Miskolc – Hungary – 2016.

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In just less than a week, the theater life will burst at the City of Miskolc holding its 3rd SZEM – Festival!

The Hungarian abbreviation of SZEM  in English stand for the word EYE.

Place and time where Europe’s young talent show themselves in front of the audience in Miskolc!

Wednesday, February, 3 –  Saturday, February, 6. 2016.

1. Déryné  street – Miskolc

Tickets available on the spot at the ticket office.

The SZEM (Európai Színművészeti Egyetem) abbreviation stand for  European University of Dramatic Art.

The preparations for the 3rd SZEM  Festival have had ended with entering a new phase! This year a new artistic director Máté Szabó and organiser Dávid Cseh. On stage will be introducing  local and international exciting performances arriving from Paris, Prague and Marosvásárhely.

Insight to the wide variety of programs:

Wednesday, February, 3, 2016.

Starting off with guest theater production at 7 p.m. Sándor Weörös: Psyché – University of Kaposvár, Faculty of the Arts, Kaposvár, Hungary – Chamber Theater

9.30 p.m. Official Opening

10.30 p.m. – Midnight – László Felhőfi-Kiss: Bath Inauguration

Thursday, February, 4, 2016.

10. 30 a.m. – Jens Raschke: Do fish sleep?  – University of Theater – Film Arts  – Studio Theater

5.30 p.m.-  GÓG  Theater Faculty of the Prague University – Dramatic and Musical Arts, Prague – Studio Theater

6.15 p.m.  – Play House – National School of Decorative Arts, Paris – Chamber Theater

8.15 p.m.-  Play House – National School of Decorative Arts, Paris – Chamber Theater

9 p.m. – Artist’s talks …  Studio Theater

Friday, February, 5, 2016.

5 p.m. – Zoltán Egressy – University of Art Târgu-Mureş, Târgu-Mureş – Studio Theater – Martonvásárhely

7 p.m. – Eugéne Ioesco: Improvisation – University of Art Târgu-Mureş, Târgu-Mureş – Chamber Theater – Martonvásárhely

8.30 p.m. – Artist’s talks …  Chamber Theater

Saturday, February, 6, 2016.

5 p.m. –  Charlotte Roos – Juli Zeh: Yellow line  – University of Theater and Film Arts, Budapest – Studio Theater

8.30 p.m.  – Artist’s talks …  Studio Theater

Gathering of Artists Talks with the Audience.

Another interesting program to be kept in mind  during the festival …

Every evening after the final performance of each day. These talks will be about the day’s productions, with special emphasis on the artistic work done by the participants. Everyone will get a chance to the share their views. The discussion will be moderated by Hungarian theater critic -Tamás Jászay. The invitation goes out to all the guests to take part in these talks. A fine time to learn more about the practical, aesthetic and philosophical aspects of these exciting performances. Also to get a glimpse into the future of theater arts in Europe! Beginning at 9 p.m. – Studio Theater.

From Shakespeare, Goldoni to Chekhov.

An exhibition of the 1st and 2nd year stenography students

It has become a tradition to hold unique exhibitions as a part of the Theater Festival. Therefore, beside the official programs of this year’s SZEM festival, an indoors exhibition can be visited of the 1st and 2nd year’s scenography MA students, from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts,  titled … From Shakespeare, Goldoni to Chekhov. This year’s young artists based their works on Chekhov’s Three Sisters and Cherry Orchard, along with Shakespeare’s classic Comedy of Errors, Goldoni’s Mirandolina.  They chose Hungarian theater spaces when designing their sets and they were both directors and dramaturgic of their imagined productions.  For the viewers, a young French designer bringing the diploma thesis will arrive from Paris. The exhibition consists of costume, puppet and set designs based on works by Shakespeare, Goldoni and Chekhov with very diverse material, with exciting experiments and interesting use of classic forms. The exhibition will be open throughout the time of the SZEM  Festival at the Foyer – Main Stage inside the National Theater – Miskolc. The exhibition will be open until the end of the festival. Place and time: 9 p.m. –  Studio Theater.

Here is a link in English language, for those interested to learn more about the National Theater at Miskolc … http://mnsz.hu/szinhaz

 

Update by Aggie Reiter