Posts Tagged ‘Spain’

The Queen of Celtic Music is coming to Budapest 2019!

Spiritual ancient voice in our modern days!

Probably not on my own by saying Loreena McKennitt the multi-award winning Canadian singer-songwriter and musician is not only known in her homeland, but even from Pine Island – USA to Melbourne – Australia and throughout the world thousands-and-thousands enjoy her eclectic Celtic pop music. She has performed in some of the world’s most-respected and historic concert venues, from Carnegie Hall to the famous Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain and for dignitaries including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and numerous Head of State.

She will be on tour in Europe with her “Lost Souls”, which is in line her 10th album and released last year in May. Within her Lost Souls tour will give 24 concerts in 8 countries, arriving on March, 29. 2019.  –  Papp László Budapest Sport Arena  from 8 p.m. Those who have already heard her music know very well that she brings lyrics into her songs of John Keats and W.B.Yeats poetries. Also a mighty influence evokes from Middle Eastern rhythms sound in her songs.

On Loreena McKennitt tour will be accompanied by Brian Hughes guitars, Arabic lute (Udon) and Celtic bouzouki, cello Caroline Lavelle, Hugh Marsh violin, double bass and Robert Dudley Philips Brian percussion.

Ms. McKennitt have had already 14 million record sales worldwide. Recordings of Gold, Platinum and multiple platinum status in 15 countries on 4 continents. She was nominated twice for Grammy and twice for the Juno Award and once for the Billboard International Award for Recognition. In 2013 was appointed „Knight of the National Order of Arts and Letters” by the Republic of France. In 2004, McKennitt was awarded the „Order of Canada”.

During the Fall the “Lost Souls” tour continues in Brazil, following in Argentina and Chile.

The organizer of the Budapest concert is the Danubius Music Production Office.

Until having your reserved seat to the Budapest’s concert, enjoy one of her previous awesome song of sweetness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzE32ChEp24

 

Update Aggie Reiter

Danubia Orchestra of Óbuda – Roberto Casero Spanish conductor – Academy of Music

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The first show of the seasonal concert series of the Danubia Orchestra of Óbuda begins on January, 17. 2019., at the Academy of Music – Budapest.

On the Program:
Takemitsu: Visions
Mendelssohn: E-minor Violin Concerto
Sibelius: Sea Nymphs
Debussy: The Sea
Featuring Pusher Júlia – violin
Conducted by Ricardo Casero

These were the first words at the press gathering by Máté Hámori – artist, after a short rehearsal of Mendelssohn: E-minor Violin Concerto by the Danubia Orchestra of Óbuda. Also present: Péter Ács, Managing Director, Máté Hámori Artist, Balázs Bús, Mayor of Óbuda-Békásmegyer, Ricardo Casero, Conductor . Was introduced and welcomed Ricardo Casero the musican and artistic director of the Spanish Royal Orchestra of Oragon (Orquesta Reino de Aragón).  In the beginning he was the first trumpet player and at that time he met the Hungarian colleague. He later chose a conductor career. He works with soloists such as Maxim Vengerov, Sarah Chang, and Natalia Gutma. His career as a conductor began after playing as a musician at the Palace of Arts (Palau de les Arts) in Valencia, Spain.
It took quite a while until to-day Casero was able to come to Budapest. As the saying says … “God’s mill grinds slowly”… It took a while to succeed in bringing together Ricardo Casero come to Budapest by the major support from the Spanish Embassy in Hungary. Meeting,for the first time with the Danubia Orchestra of Óbuda …As he said Q.: “It took only 2 minutes to feel the good chemistry… good feeling … just like the first sight of love”. The conductor is a real travelling man, been to Madrid, Italy, Barcelona, USA, Valencia and now for the first time in Budapest and pleased to be here, cause Budapest is one of the top cities in Classis Music.

The audience, for the first time see/hear Roberto Casero’s Spanish conductor, who will conduct the lesser-known works of Sibelius and Takemitsu alongside Mendelssohn’s popular violin concert. The soloist of the Mendelssohn work is a returning guest at the band: Julius Pusker was introduced to the Danubia Orchestra by Bartók’s early violin concert a few years ago

Julia Pusker started playing violin at the age of 5. From 2005 he was a preparatory member of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music – Budapest and from 2011 he was a student of the Royal Academy of Music in London.

The Danubia Orchestra of Óbuda continues to build a unique repertoire featuring many 20th-century and contemporary works in 2019. There are also authors and works of art whose popularity is rising all over the world, but for some reason they have been pushed into the background.
For instance, it presents Toru Takemitsu – Japan’s top rated music creator, Thomas Ades – a young British genius or Gubaydulina Sofia – the Russian esoteric visionary masterpieces co-Spring Music Academy series.

The orchestra’s mission is to bring as many kinds of excellent music as possible to the heart of the Hungarian audience. The mission remains a key element of the youth project, with dozens of concerts in the gyms of Danubia’s elementary school’s – Budapest, as well as a series of family mats in BMC, which introduces the world of classical music into innovative mini-concerts for the whole family.
Ticket on the spot at the ticket office, but better hurry-up to get your seat and enjoy at the Academy of Music your evening.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

Royal Moscow Ballet – „Swan Lake” – Erkel Theater – Budapest

Erkel Theater

District, VIII., 30. Pope John Paul II. Square – Budapest (II. János Pál pápa tér 30.)

The most popular of all Classical Ballets – „Swan Lake” will be drifting to Budapest on  Monday, December, 3. 2018 by the well-known superb Royal Moscow Ballet dancers, demonstrating their continuing quality of dance and performances in dramatic production of this timeless favorite set of Tchaikovsky’s superb score. Tchaikovsky’s world-famous piece was directed by Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov and Anatoly Emelianov. Originally presented, with choreography by Julius Reisinger – Bolshoi Theater, Moscow – March, 4. 1877 but superseded by a new choreographic version by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov  – Maryinsky Theater, St. Petersburg – February, 8. 1895 and subsequently established as one of the masterpieces of ballet.

The famous Act II of Swan Lake, choreographed by Lev Ivanov as part of a memorial tribute to Tchaikovsky who had went ahead the year before.

This legendary piece is a dream to come true to the ballet dancers to perform on stage and almost every ballet company in the world it in their in repertoire.

The famous Moscow Ballet of Classical Choreography was founded in 1990, with ballet dancers from the leading theaters of the CIS Countries and the Bolshoi, Kirov and Ballet Theater of Kiev and Odessa.

The company developed by Anatoly Emelianov and their first performance was held on August 12, 2002 – the show was attended by illustrious guests.  On their 10th anniversary of the dance group was already over 20 modern and 15 classical ballet performances on stage, which Anatoly Emelianov choreographed.

Since its establishment, the company has toured around the world to countries, such as: France, Switzerland, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Ireland, Germany, but also performed in Israel, in the Canary Islands, China, Korea, Japan, Malta and Sri Lanka where the audience greeted the performances with huge ovation.

Tickets Theater’s Box Office.

Update: Aggie Reiter

FINA Artistic Swimming World Series – Budapest – 2018.

The Hungarian Synchronised Swimming Federation has the honour to invite you to Leg 5 of the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2018., to be held in Budapest, Hungary.

This will be for the first time in the history of FINA Artistic Swimming World Series, Budapest as to be the host of the competition during May, 18. and May, 20. After the great success, the 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships which was held in Budapest and Balatonfured, the best athletes of artistic swimming will return to the Hungarian capital, the Danube Arena.

District XIII., 38. Népfürdő Street – Budapest

Day 1. – May, 18. 
11 a.m. -12.15 p.m. – Duet Technical Routine
5 p.m. 5.30 p.m. Free Combination

Day 2. – May, 19.
10 a.m.-10.30 a.m. – Team Technical Routine
11.30 a.m. -12.30 p.m. –  Solo Technical Routine
5 p.m. – 5.15 p.m.-  Highlight Routine
6.30 p.m. 7.45 p.m. – Duet Free Routine

Day 3. – May, 20.
10 a.m. – 11.05 a.m. – Solo Free Routine
3 p.m. – 3.35 p.m. – Team Free Routine
4.30 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Gala Exhibition

Besides the best Hungarian artistic swimmers, many world champions showed interest in competing in front of the best and loudest crown in May. The team of Ukraine, Italy and Spain are expected to come.

FINA event integrates recognised artistic swimming competitions around the globe and establishes an international ranking based on points accumulated over a ten-meet circuit.

Further info:  FINA

Update Aggie Reiter

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 13th Anniversary of KAFF Animated Film Festival – Kecskemét

Report on the events of KAFF – Kecskemét.

June, 21 to 25. 2017.

The multiple events at the festivals-of-festivals has brought the City of Kecskemét into the spotlight!

Over 5 intense days at Kecskemét – „Capital of KAFF” animated-film buffs have been able to savour an impressive range of animated movies boasting a high degree of variety and quality.

The 13th Anniversary of KAFF is internationally renowned event featured a range of styles, genres and techniques were testament to the vibrancy and relevance of creative animation.

Local communities and European and global onlookers filled the city with numerous viewers, animators, jury members from several countries as: Australia, Israel, China, Iran, France, Estonia, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Romania.

Compared to the previous years, this year at its 13th edition had made additions to the European Animated Film Festival whereas the Hungarian animations films were introduced. The TV Film held for  the first time the 10th European animations, the TV specials and TV series  under the new name KAFF which were competed in a separate category.  The animated feature films and television specials brought from over Europe, television series participating in the competition.

During the 5 days Animation Film Festival the audience had a chance to see the production of Hungarian animation films from the last two years. These were 36 short films, 25 television series episodes, 22 student films and 33 animated animations  from nearly 400 works from 27 countries in the entire program of the festival. In addition to the festival favorites, many fairy tales and historical themes were screened.

Within a handful of events the KAFF organisers held a tribute to the memory of one of the great sons of the City of Kecskemét,  Zoltán Kodály with screening  the 1981, one and a half hour animated tale of Háry János by Zsolt Richly, which tells the story of the ancient Beowulf, citing the Monty Python movies. Zoltán Kodály’s work, who was born 135 years ago and passed away 50 years ago, certainly inspired Hungarian animation. Mostly Zsolt Richly turned to Kodály pieces and to his folk song variations. Richly created cartoon series, short and feature-length animated films and these animations blend Kodály’s music with folklorists visual stylization.

The film was screened on the main square at the open-air theater set up next to the Grand Church.

Daytime no time to layback, because the films were running one after the other  at the Hírös Agóra Cultural and Youth Center and the Otthon Cinema. In the frame of  KAFF festival, other venues had join with attractions such as, offering a visit to the Ráday Museum where the commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with cartoon films on “The life of Martin Luther”.

Then in the evening, concerts and the Kecskemét Wine Festival took the floor … meant populated the main square.

The KAFF festival showcased a mix of films and gave the audiences a complete, up-to-date snapshot of the local and international creative animation. A series of free talks and workshops were held where local filmmakers and other participating countries professionals provided those with questioning minds a chance to learn more about how and why these films get/were made.

At the 13th Kecskemét Animated Film Festival the jury of the international competition handed out its awards within a ceremony. The Best Short Film Award to the“Judges Wunder” – Kötelék, and Réka Bucsi – „LOVE” as the best in short film category. Animation of the 10th European Animated Feature Film and TV Film Festival Best Animated Animation „The Red Turtle”. The audience prize was taken home as My Life Cocktail.

Below are the further awarded animations with the animators names and prizes:

  • AWARDS OF THE 10th EUROPEAN Animated Feature Film and TV Film Festival – Best Full Feature: The Red Turtle – Director: Michael Dudok de Wit
  • The Best Television Series: A Very Long Vacation  – Director: Paul Leluc
  • Best TV Species: Rebellious Rhyme 1 . – Director: Jakob Schuh, Jaw Lachauer
  • He was awarded the National Jury Award by the Rebel Rhyme 1 .  – Director: Jakob Schuh, Jaw Lachauer, and The A Cut Off Girl / Director: Sebastien Laudenbach
  • The jury speaks two TV specials for praise: We Go to Bear Hunt – directed by Joanna Harrison) and The Reindeer – directed by Arnaud Demuynck, Nicolas Liguori).
  • In judging the television series, the jury received a film with a praise:
  • Lili welcomes guest – director: Siri Melchior.
  • AWARDS OF THE 13TH Kecskemét Animated Film Festival
  • Grand Prize for the Festival: Commitment / Director: Judit Wunder – (Kecskemét City Fee, 1.5 millionHUF)
  • Category Awards: Best Short Film: LOVE  – Director: Réka Bucsi – (The fee of the National Media and Communications Authority, 1.5 millionHUF)
  • Best TV Series: Hunor –  Director: Árpád Koós and Béla Klingl
  • (The fee of the National Media and Communications Authority, 1.5 millionHUF)
  • Best Animated Animation: Clean Heart – Director: Ertsey Áron Donát
  • (Software package worth $ 340,000)
  • Best Student Film: The 13th Princess  – Director: Russian Tina
  • Special awards
  • Best First Film: Fiasco –  Director: Szabolcs Nagy
  • Best Picture Language: Mouse –  Director: B. Ervin Nagy
  • The Best Screenplay: Kojot and the Pale Shadows  – Director: Áron Gauder
  • Best Animated Work: Mimik –  Director: Varga Petra
  • (Fee for Photograph and Film of the OCT, 500,000HUF)
  • The Best 3D Movie: Gipsy Tales – The Firefighter Snake / Director: László Balajthy (FocusFox Studio’s 300,000HUF Service)
  • The jury is commended for the harmony of text and image (director: Attila Bertóti) and the film ” Awakening “ for the personal formation of actors – Director: Fruzsina Zángó.

To be continued with:  Australia as the honorary guest – XIII. KAFF festival

Update Aggie Reiter

The 2nd Zsolnay Light Festival – Pécs – 2017. multi-arts festival!

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Multi-arts festival of the Year!

Venue: Pécs – Public spaces around the city center.

This year will be held from June, 30 –  July, 2. 2017., at Pécs having the enormous success within the  last year’s festival. The organizers attention is to guarantee this year as well  the cavalcade of events to the visitors by enjoying their time at the splendid 2nd Zsolnay Light Festival so these were the welcoming words by the organisers at the TEREM of Budapest’s newest event venue.

During the 3 days superb projection mappings turning the downtown into a magical “Wonderville”. The XXI century light art various branches of new circus, street arts, theater, countless concerts and street performances await visitors.

Pécs light festival wishes to welcome and provide an unforgettable experience to foreigners in Hungary and of course the Hungarian visitors. The three-day event of the XXI century … light art various branches of street arts, theater, music and new circus entertains visitors.

Last year were 50,000 visitors, many have  arrived from neighbouring countries and other countries.

Last year, North and South America have been also candidates, and this year will not be other. This year’s festival highlights the airy circus trapeze artists. The 14-member troupe consisting of trapeze artists and musicians arriving from Spain to the Széchenyi square, where there will be a 70-tonne crane showcasing their art of work. Barcelona known for hairdresser light will be present to give visitors a unique shiny hair at the scene.  Also coming from Bali with a 6-foot moving scenery.

Last Year’s atmosphere to bring  as appetizer to this year’s  supper event …  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0MopeQZM4g

For detailed programs visit: http://zsolnayfesztival.hu/

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter