Note: Programmes that can be enjoyed without the knowledge of the Hungarian language
are marked here with an Earth globe.

DECEMBER 2011

 The EXHIBITION “Signs of life” by the textile artist Iringó Kis is still available for viewing until December 2nd.

 The EXHIBITION “FÉSZEK GALLERY IS 30 YEARS OLD (part 2)” is still available for viewing until December 16th.

December 2nd, Fri, 7 pm: OPERA EVENING in Fészek: a conversation with Éva Tordai, hosted by Attila Fülöp.

 December 5th, Mon, 7 pm: SONGS OF BRAZIL AND ARGENTINA. Pieces by Zequinha de Abreu, Ary Barroso, Carlos Guastavino (2), Waldemar Henrique (5), Francisco Mignone, Xavier Montsalvatge, Babi de Oliveira (2), Ariel Ramírez, Fructuoso Vianna Amaral Vieira, and Heitor Villa-Lobos (2).

December 6th, Tue, 5 pm: Letter by letter, word by word – a QUIZ for all ages. The entrance is free.

 December 7th, Wed, 7 pm: A CONCERT SERIES OF NEW HUNGARIAN WORKS (part 3/4). Pieces by Armand Tóth, Iván Erőd, István Láng, László Vidovszky, Jenő Pertis, Máté Hollós, János Vajda, György Selmeczi, and Samu Gryllus. The entrance is free.

 From December 7th, Wed on: an EXHIBITION by the painter Kata Koleszár (available for viewing until December 30th, on workdays between 2 and 7 pm in Herman Hall)

December 9th, Fri, 5 pm: Divas in Fészek. Piroska Pándy and her friends: Tünde Frankó, Barbara Fonyó, Anita Lukács. Guest artists: Olga Nédó (violin), Gergely Kaposi (piano). Songs and arias by Cilea, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, Giordano, Puccini, Richard Strauss, and Verdi.

 December 12th, Mon, 7 pm (Domed Hall): AN IMPROVISATIVE DANCE EVENING BY MEDIC’ALL ART DANCE COMPANY. This ensemble transmits information using the momentary emotional state of the motion, the music and the dancer. They intend to show an improvised moment, a never-recurring atmosphere to the audience. The dancers meet the music to be heard on the spot, at the given time, and they fill it up with their momentary emotions and creativity. This will make each artists’ production individual, unique and unrepeatable. This peculiar mixture makes the production exciting: everything happens spontaneously, there is no pre-composed choreography. The performance provides such a bunch of information and inner value that can help the viewers find the thread that leads towards harmony. This thread is unique to everyone and everybody can choose the most fitting one during the evening.

 December 14th, Wed, 7 pm: A CONCERT SERIES OF NEW HUNGARIAN WORKS (part 4/4). Pieces by Balázs Horváth, László Dubrovay, Péter Tornyai, Gyula Csapó, László Tihanyi, Máté Bella, László Nyitrai, Béla Faragó, and Sándor Szokolay. The entrance is free.

December 16th, Fri, 7 pm: On the stage: KLÁRA TAKÁCS OPERA SINGER. Conversation partner: László Győri.

 December 18th, Sun, 3 pm: A GALA CONCERT BY MAGDA KOVÁCS’ CIVIC MUSIC SCHOOL. The entrance is free.

December 19th, Mon, 7 pm: in János Papp’s TRAVEL DIARY SERIES: North Cape, Mystery… – LAPLAND. “There are three kinds of people: one who travelled it, one who travels it, and one who will travel the Way.”

 December 21st, Wed, 7 pm: A CONCERT in Sándor Sólyom Nagy’s honour. Guests: Lívia Galambos, Flóra Koós, Ágnes Tokai, András Aczél, Gábor Bretz, Lajos Geiger, András Káldi, József Mukk, Csaba Szegedi, and László Szvétek. Contributing at the piano: Imola Pogány.

 From December 21st, Wed: an EXHIBITION: FÉSZEK GALLERY IS 30 YEARS OLD (part 3). (Available for viewing until January 13th, 2012, every day between 2 and 7 pm.)

December 29th, Thu: PLAYS by the Kazán István Chamber Theatre. 2 pm: Kids from Vigh Streets by József Farkas (a short story, part I), Pamacs by László Karda. Supporters’ ticket: 1000 HUF. 7 pm: Dreams on Gellért Hill by Ferenc Karinthy (a drama). Supporters’ ticket: 1500 HUF.

NOVEMBER 2011

 The EXHIBITION “FÉSZEK GALLERY IS 30 YEARS OLD (part 1)” is still available for viewing until November 18th.

 November 2nd, Wed, 7 pm: LISZT, THE POET OF SONGS. Part 5/X and 6/X. Singing: Ildikó Iván, Zoltán Megyesi. Piano accompaniment: Péter Oberfrank, Balázs Fülei. Presenter: Ádám Fellegi. The entrance is free.

 November 4th, Fri, 5 pm: LISZT IN A DIFFERENT WAY. Transcriptions for peculiar instruments: vibraphone, metallophone and tuned handbells. Works by contemporaries and successors: Bihari, Erkel, Hubay, and Bartók; original piano pieces and piano transcriptions by Liszt; choreography on Liszt’s music. Editor: Zsuzsa Kékes. Presenter: Péter Szalóczy.

 November 7th, Mon, 7 pm: in János Papp’s TRAVEL DIARY SERIES: If one must go – El Camino. “There are three kinds of people: one who travelled it, one who travels it, and one who will travel the Way.” An account rife with music, literature, and photos.

November 8th, Tue, 5 pm: Letter by letter, word by word – a QUIZ for all ages. The entrance is free.

 November 9th, Wed, 7 pm: LISZT, THE POET OF SONGS. Part 7/X and 8/X. Singing: Andrea Meláth, Balázs Fellegi. Piano accompaniment: Csaba Király. Presenter: Ádám Fellegi. The entrance is free.

 From November 9th, Wed on: an EXHIBITION “Signs of life” by the textile artist Iringó Kis (available for viewing until December 2nd, every day between 2 and 7 pm in Herman Hall)

 November 11th, Fri, 6 pm: Spare me from the celebs! A joyful and musical SHOW EVENING with lots of surprises. Appearing actors: Zsuzsa Csala, Attila Dobos, Tamás Heller, Kati Rák, József Zana, László Domahidi, Anett Tényi, Judit Bártfai, as well as György Korda senior, Zozó, the music clown of Europe-wide fame, and the Xanadu orchestra. Entrance fee: 2000 HUF.

November 15th, Tue, 7 pm. A book premiere by László Osváth, titled “Attachment to the native Hódmezővásárhely” (interviews, programmes, writings, correspondances). The entrance is free.

 From November 16th, Wed, on: An EXHIBITION OF FLAGS in honour of the 110 years old Fészek Artists’ Club and the 30 years old Fészek Gallery. (Available for viewing in the foregrounds of Fészek every day until January 15th, 2012.)

 November 16th, Wed, 7 pm: LISZT, THE POET OF SONGS. Part 9/X and 10/X. Singing: Judit Németh, László Jekl. Piano accompaniment: Gábor Alszászy. Presenter: Ádám Fellegi. The entrance is free.

 November 18th, Fri, 7 pm: WHAT A CLASS! Students of the legendary composition professor of the Academy of Music, János (Hans) Koessler: Béla Bartók, Ernő Dohnányi, Jenő Huszka, Viktor Jacobi, Imre Kálmán, Zoltán Kodály, Albert Szirmay, Leó Weiner. Presenter: András Batta, rector of the Academy of Music.

November 19th, Sat, 3 pm: PLAYS by the Wonderful Kids Children’s Theatre. József Farkas: The Kids from Vigh Street, and a fairy tale play by László Karda.

November 19th, Sat, 7 pm: PLAYS by the Kazán István Chamber Theatre. Ady Marathon.

 From November 23rd, Wed: an EXHIBITION: FÉSZEK GALLERY IS 30 YEARS OLD (part 2). (Available for viewing until December 16th, every day between 2 and 7 pm.)

 November 23rd, Wed, 7 pm: A CONCERT SERIES OF NEW HUNGARIAN WORKS (part 1/4). Pieces by László Sáry, Gyula Fekete, Erzsébet Szőnyi, György Miklós Fehér, Pál Rózsa, György Orbán, and Gyula Bánkövi. The entrance is free.

 November 25th, Fri, 7 pm: LISZT IN A DIFFERENT WAY. The Sacred and the Profane. Documents and choreographies. Liszt: Coronation Mass (Benedictus, Agnus Dei), performed by the Fáklya Dance Ensemble. Contributing: András Kecskés mime artist.

November 27th, Sun. PLAYS by the Kazán István Chamber Theatre. 3 pm: The Woolgatherer by William Mastrosimone (a drama). 7 pm: Dreams on Gellért Hill by Ferenc Karinthy (a drama).

 November 28th, Mon, 7 pm (Domed Hall): AN IMPROVISATIVE DANCE EVENING BY MEDIC’ALL ART DANCE COMPANY. This ensemble transmits information using the momentary emotional state of the motion, the music and the dancer. They intend to show an improvised moment, a never-recurring atmosphere to the audience. The dancers meet the music to be heard on the spot, at the given time, and they fill it up with their momentary emotions and creativity. This will make each artists’ production individual, unique and unrepeatable. This peculiar mixture makes the production exciting: everything happens spontaneously, there is no pre-composed choreography. The performance provides such a bunch of information and inner value that can help the viewers find the thread that leads towards harmony. This thread is unique to everyone and everybody can choose the most fitting one during the evening.

 November 30rd, Wed, 7 pm: A CONCERT SERIES OF NEW HUNGARIAN WORKS (part 2/4). Pieces by Sándor Balassa, Zsolt Serei, Iván Madarász, Miklós Maros, László Melis, Zoltán Göncz, and János Decsényi. The entrance is free.

OCTOBER 2011

 The EXHIBITION by the ceramist Júlia Néma is still available for viewing until October 14th.

 The EXHIBITION by the painter Luca Korodi is still available for viewing until October 21th.

October 4th, Tue, 5 pm: Letter by letter, word by word – a QUIZ for all ages.

October 7th, Fri, 7 pm: Opera evenings at Fészek: a TALK SHOW with the soloist Éva Marton by Attila Fülöp.

 October 12th, Wed, 7 pm: GREETING THE COMPOSER AND PIANIST György Vukán, with lots of music.

October 14th, Fri, 7 pm: Everybody is a special kind. Philosophizing about psychiatry. Science, music, and literature. Based on works by Géza Büky, Frigyes Karinthy, Robert Schumann, and László Balla.

October 18th, Tue, 7 pm: Daccapo… and again from the beginning. INTRODUCING A NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL BOOK by Magda Zalán.

 October 19th, Wed, 7 pm: LISZT, THE POET OF SONGS. Part 1/X. Singing: Ildikó Iván. Piano accompaniment: Péter Oberfrank. Presenter: Ádám Fellegi. In Liebeslust – Freudvoll und leidvoll (2F) – Drei Lieder aus Schillers „Wilhelm Tell“ (Der Fischerknabe, Der Hirt, Der Alpenjäger) – Comment, disaient-ils (1F) – Oh ! Quand je dors (2F) – Enfant, si j’étais roi (2F) – Wo weilt er? – Die Lorelei (2F) – Ich liebe dich – O Meer im Abendstrahl

 October 21st, Fri, 7 pm: ARIA EVENING on the same circle of latitude. Scenes from the lives of two opera singers. Helga: Ildikó Takács, Ruma: Sára Banai. Piano accompaniment: Anikó Katona. Animation: Péter Csornay. Assistant: Filip Moroz. Directed by: Krisztián Kovács.

 October 24th, Mon, 7 pm (Domed Hall): AN IMPROVISATIVE DANCE EVENING BY MEDIC’ALL ART DANCE COMPANY. This ensemble transmits information using the momentary emotional state of the motion, the music and the dancer. They intend to show an improvised moment, a never-recurring atmosphere to the audience. The dancers meet the music to be heard on the spot, at the given time, and they fill it up with their momentary emotions and creativity. This will make each artists’ production individual, unique and unrepeatable. This peculiar mixture makes the production exciting: everything happens spontaneously, there is no pre-composed choreography. The performance provides such a bunch of information and inner value that can help the viewers find the thread that leads towards harmony. This thread is unique to everyone and everybody can choose the most fitting one during the evening.

 October 26th, Wed, 7 pm: LISZT, THE POET OF SONGS. Part 2/X. Singing: Ingrid Kertesi. Piano accompaniment: Emese Virág. Drei Lieder aus Schillers „Wilhelm Tell“ (1F) (Der Fischerknabe, Der Hirt, Der Alpenjäger) – Enfant, si j’étais roi (1F) – Kling leise, mein Lied (2F) – Die tote Nachtigall (2F) – Die Lorelei (1F) – Freudvoll und leidvoll (1F) – Barcarola Veneziana – Farewell (2F) Part 3/X. Singing: Dániel Pataki Potyók. Piano accompaniment: Emese Virág. Ne brani menya, moy drug – Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh (1F) – Vergiftet sind meine Lieder (1F) – Three sonnets by Petrarca – Der Glückliche – Die stille Wasserrose – Du bist wie eine Blume (1F) – Schwebe, schwebe, blaues Auge (1F)

 From October 26th, Wed, 2 pm on: Anniversary I. Fészek Gallery is 30 years old: an EXHIBITION. Available for viewing in the Gallery until November 13th, every day between 2 and 7 pm. “EXHIBITION OPENINGS” A PHOTO EXHIBITION in Herman Hall. Available for viewing until November 18th, on working days between 2 and 7 pm.

    

 October 28th, Fri, 7 pm: An ACOUSTIC CONCERT by Leggierock Ensemble. Leggierock synthetizes a high-level of the pop-rock genre with certain element of classical music. It doesn’t utilize well-known melodies of classical works, but it resembles the styles of various ages in the history of music, in terms of its harmony management and ornament technique. The performance provides a selection from the ensemble’s own songs, for people of all ages.

October 29th, Sat. PLAYS BY THE KAZÁN ISTVÁN CHAMBER THEATRE. 3 pm: Dreams on Gellért Hill; 7 pm: The Woolgatherer by William Mastrosimone, the premiere.

      

SEPTEMBER 2011

September 6th, Tue, 5 pm: Letter by letter, word by word – a QUIZ for all ages.

September 13th, Tue, 4 pm: INTRODUCING A BOOK ABOUT THE LIFE AND OEUVRE OF THE BALLET DANCER JANINA SZARVAS.

 From September 20th, Tue, 2 pm on: an EXHIBITION by the ceramist Júlia Néma (available for viewing until October 14th)

September 24th, Sat. PLAYS BY THE KAZÁN ISTVÁN CHAMBER THEATRE. 3 pm: A marathon remembering the poet Endre Ady; 7 pm: Dreams on Gellért Hill, the premiere.

September 25th, Sun. 3 pm: PLAYS BY THE KAZÁN ISTVÁN CHAMBER THEATRE: Kids from Vigh Street (private performance). 6 pm: Here, in our Auschwitz (a monodrama by Tadeusz Borowski) and A Little Girl in Hell (a holocaust monodrama by Mária Sárdy).

     

 From September 28th, Wed, 2 pm on: an EXHIBITION by the painter Luca Korodi (available for viewing until October 21th)

JULY 2011

 July 2, Sat, 7 pm: GREETING THE PIANIST BALÁZS SZOKOLAY: contributors to the surprise concert are his fellows musicians, Katalin Halmai, István Lantos, Jenő Jandó, Miklós Perényi, and Benjámin Perényi, his musician students: Anna Falvai and István Lajkó, and his musician family members: László Legendy, Ádám Zsolt Szokolay Jr., and Mrs. Szokolay née Diána Szőke. Conversation with Orsolya Szokolay.

JUNE 2011

 The PHOTO EXHIBITION by Rolleiflex Club is still available for viewing until June 10th.

 From June 1st, Wed: An EXHIBITION titled “Imaginary Brothers and Sisters” by the former students of Tamás Körösényi, based on his concept. Available for viewing until June 23.

 June 1, Wed, 7 pm: MUSIC OF AMERICA – musical wandering from Alaska as far as Tierra del Fuego: some insight into an astounding diversity of musical genres.

June 3, Fri, 7 pm: REMEMBRANCE: “once upon a time, there was a… ? ” An evening by János Koltai, with thoughts from classic figures, accompanied by the soul-enriching music of Béla Bartók.

June 8, Wed, 6 pm (!), Gobelin Hall: A FILM EVENING. “Roots and Branches” – a documentary on the life and career of Lipót Auer, the world famous violinist and educator. He started in Veszprém, Hungary, then went on to Saint Petersburg and New York City. Among his other notable stations are Budapest, Vienna, Paris, Hannover, Weimar and Leipzig. After the screening, a conversation will take place with the authors.

June 9, Thu, 7 pm: A THEATRICAL PLAY. Géza Csemer: Without hatred. “A serious comedy, for the moment with no ending.”

 June 10, Fri: A SEASON CLOSING & GARDEN OPENING PARTY with the performance of several artists of the Elected Committee of Fészek. Taking seats from 6 pm, à la carte ordering of dinners. Concert of the Budapest Klezmer Band from 7 pm. Contribution by Z’MIRIM, the student klezmer band of the Lauder School. A panoramic view of the garden

 June 26, Sun, 3 pm (!): “Now all the world belongs to the twenty-year-olds! – KMZT is 20 years old.” A SEASON-CLOSING GALA PROGRAMME of KMZT (Magda Kovács’ Civic School of Music). (This event is free of charge.)

MAY 2011

 The EXHIBITION titled “Fragments” by the painter Ferenc Bartus is still available for viewing until May 13th.

 May 2nd, Mon, 7 pm: “The Beggar Baron” – Gábor Maros, a soloist, actor, director, and cinematographer who has been active for 40 years – recites VARIOUS PIECES FROM OPERAS TILL CABARET SONGS, “without respect to tone and pitch”. At the piano: Zoltán Neumark.

May 3rd, Tue, 5 pm: Letter by letter, word by word – a quiz for all ages.

 From May 4th, Wed: An EXHIBITION by the painter Lola Kovács, titled “The Roman Cat” (available for viewing until May 27th)

 May 4th, Wed, 7 pm: SPANISH SONGS AND ZARZUELAS, a concert by Melinda Heiter (singing) and María Álvarez Vidales (piano). Part I: Joaquín Rodrigo: Madrigales amatorios – Joaquín Turina: Poema en forma de canciones – Enrique Granados: Elegia eterna – Xavier Montsalvatge: Canciones negras – José Serrano: Qué te importa que no venga (an excerpt from the zarzuela “Los claveles”) – F. Asenjo barbieri: Canción de la Paloma (an excerpt from the zarzuela “El Barberillo de Lavapiés”) – Gerónimo Giménez: Zapateado (an excerpt from the zarzuela “La tempranica”) – Part II: Manuel de Falla: Canciones populares españolas – Frederic Mompou: Comptines 1, 2, 3 – Enrique Granados: Tonadillas en estilo antiguo – Federico Chueca – Joaquín Valverde: Tango de la Menegilda (an excerpt from the zarzuela “La Gran Vía”) – Ruperto Chapí: Carceleras (an excerpt from the zarzuela “Las hijas del Zebedeo”)

 May 6th, Fri, 5 pm: RETRO CLASSICS – a disc inauguration concert with Piroska Pándy and her friends: Péter Berentei and Attila Schimmer. Festival winning songs by Pál Gábor S. and Iván Szenes, as well as popular Italian and Spanish hits and duets are to be heard on the disc and in the programme.

 May 7, Sat, from 7 pm on: MAGIC FÉSZEK. The present association was born from the union of painters, architects, sculptors, musicians, singers, and comedians (actors), to create a place for meeting in person, exchanging ideas, getting acquainted with each other and their activity. A new club activity is launched in this spirit, where talented amateurs are helped to success by professionals. MAGIC FÉSZEK will give an opportunity by the organizers and impresarios to compete with perfomers produced by the media. All those can apply who would like to introduce their skills at the stage and proceed towards the broadest public. Arrival at 7 pm, beginning at 8 pm. More information: Attila Belkovics, 06 30 948 0136. (The fee is up to one’s choice at the first occasion.)

 May 9th, Mon, 7 pm: MY LIFE IN PINK – hommage to Édith Piaf. Performed by Gyöngyi Horváth (Piaf), Pál Gáti (Théo Sarapo), Terry Black (Louis Leplée). Edited and directed by György Kemény. And some bonus with Dorottya Géczy, Éva Tóth, Győző Leblanc, Mihály Tabányi, and Valér Hegedűs contributing.

May 10th, Tue, 11 am and 2.30 pm: KALAMONA, WHO TIED UP THE WIND – a FAIRY TALE MUSICAL based on a Hungarian folk tale.

 May 11th, Wed, 7 pm: ON THE WINGS OF MUSIC – chansons, operettas, popular hits, evergreen songs. Contributing: Erika Bukovics, Roland Bereznay, Nóra Ducza, Marika Henk, Jackie Bodily, Kimberly Roderick, Csilla Kéri, Edit Molnár Buliska, Judit Prekop, László Varga, Miklós Vásárhelyi Prodán. At the piano: Zsuzsanna Pálkerti. Directed and MC’d by: Éva Kiss.

 May 13th, Fri, 7 pm: OPERA EVENINGS IN FÉSZEK. Attila Fülöp converses with Béla Mezey, the photographer of the Opera House, among his exhibited works. Guests: Bernadett Wiedemann, Sándor Sólyom-Nagy, Imola Pogány (singers of the Hungarian Opera House).

 May 16th, Mon, 7 pm: The L²Ork (USA) is in Hungary for the first time. Members: John Elder, Bennett Layman, Steven Querry, Andrew Street, Hillary Guilliams, David Mudre, Philip Seward, Elizabeth Ullrich, Adam Wirdzek. Soloists: Aurora Martin (singing, percussion), Ron Coulter (percussion). Artistic director, the composer of the evening: Ivica Ico Bukvic. The pieces performed during the programme: Serene (2011), Half-Life (2009, 2011), What’s He Building (2001)*, Rain (2011), 13 (2010), Citadel (2009). (*: A composition by Tom Waits, adapted by Ivica Ico Bukvic and Ron Coulter.) The live, interactive electroacoustic concert is presented by Linux Laptop Orchestra and its soloists. L²Ork consists of up to 15 laptops connected in a network, but operating independently, which run open-source software. The activity of the orchestra is focused on the discovery and connection of various musical and technical means, from the traditional playing on musical instruments, till the most up-to-date digital procedures. The ensemble’s choreography uses elements from tai-ji and other martial arts.

 From May 18th, Wed: PHOTO EXHIBITION by Rolleiflex Club, available for viewing till June 10th, between 2 and 7 pm in Herman Hall.

 May 18th, Wed, 7 pm: A CD PRESENTATION BY FLÓRA HERCZEG: “ROCK ME MORE”, songs by Gábor Presser. At the piano: László Gonda. Songs: Think of me – The cellophane sun and the paper moon – It’s good being with you – Love is good; love hurts – You’ll take me by the hand and lead me home – How far will you accompany me – I must not – You’re so sweet for me – Rock me more – There’ll be another song at the end – Cinema – My last song is slowly swept away by the wind.

 May 20th, Fri, 7 pm: A CONCERT BY RORSCHACH ORCHESTRA. Rorschach is an indie pop orchestra, a rock group of four members and a “synthesizer orchestra.” It tries to synthesize the music of centuries, the branches of arts, the modern clichés, and the musical way of thinking. Thus, its members are not only players of musical instruments and composers but also singers, actors, and directors on the stage and beyond. They often supplement their repertory, which mainly consists of their own music, with Renaissance a cappella pieces, four-part adaptation of modern musical pieces, and they often include them into a scenified, thematic framework. On the programme: the compositions of the orchestra, as well as adaptations of Renaissance a cappella pieces (Morley, Dowland, Praetorius). Members: Márton Auer (singing), Márk Bubnó (drums, singing), Lőrinc Bubnó (guitar, singing), Gábor Szkórits-Tala (bass guitar, singing). Contributing: Máté Bartók (saxophone), Dániel Kovács (guitar), Vízvárdi András (keyboard). www.rorschachmusic.hu

May 21th, Sat, 11 am: KALAMONA, WHO TIED UP THE WIND – a FAIRY TALE MUSICAL based on a Hungarian folk tale.

 May 21, Sat, from 7 pm on: MAGIC FÉSZEK. The present association was born from the union of painters, architects, sculptors, musicians, singers, and comedians (actors), to create a place for meeting in person, exchanging ideas, getting acquainted with each other and their activity. A new club activity is launched in this spirit, where talented amateurs are helped to success by professionals. MAGIC FÉSZEK will give an opportunity by the organizers and impresarios to compete with perfomers produced by the media. All those can apply who would like to introduce their skills at the stage and proceed towards the broadest public. Arrival at 7 pm, beginning at 8 pm. More information: Attila Belkovics, 06 30 948 0136.

 May 22, Sun, 4 pm: ZM 75. MAGDA ZALÁN, lifetime honorary member of Fészek Artists’ Club, was born on this day 75 years ago at Medgyes in Transylvania. CONGRATULATING HER FOR HER BIRTHDAY with literary and musical pieces, on behalf of the Club as well: Anikó Felföldi, István Gyarmati, András Kern, József Székhelyi, Dorottya Géczy, Péter Huzella, Ottó Solymosi, Tamás Ungvári, István Verebes. The entrance fee is 1500 HUF, or more, according to one’s choice. Tickets can be bought at the reception, before the beginning of the performance. The optional surcharge can be paid into the box “ZM / FELÚJÍTÁS” at the same place, intended for this purpose. The whole income (including the free production of the artists) will contribute to the renovation costs of Fészek.

 May 23rd, Mon, 7 pm (Domed Hall): AN IMPROVISATIVE DANCE EVENING BY MEDIC’ALL ART DANCE COMPANY. This ensemble transmits information using the momentary emotional state of the motion, the music and the dancer. They intend to show an improvised moment, a never-recurring atmosphere to the audience. The dancers meet the music to be heard on the spot, at the given time, and they fill it up with their momentary emotions and creativity. This will make each artists’ production individual, unique and unrepeatable. This peculiar mixture makes the production exciting: everything happens spontaneously, there is no pre-composed choreography. The performance provides such a bunch of information and inner value that can help the viewers find the thread that leads towards harmony. This thread is unique to everyone and everybody can choose the most fitting one during the evening.

 May 27th and 30th, Fri and Mon: END OF THE YEAR CONCERT OF KŐVIRÁGOK (STONE FLOWERS) SINGING SCHOOL. The first-year students will have a concert on the 27th, with a prosaic block from the love lyrics on contemporary Hungarian poetry, and with a block dedicated for musical excerpts, including  Elisabeth, Mozart!, Aida, Chess, Good evening, summer, and Somewhere in Europe. On 30th, a diverse montage will be recited by the second year students of the school, using musical songs and scenes, including Cactus Flower, I love you, Rudolph, and An Imaginary Report.

APRIL 2011

 The EXHIBITION by the artists Éva Köves and Andrea Sztojanovits is still available for viewing until April 1st.

 The EXHIBITION by Bálint Pallag and his friends, last year’s holder of the Cserny József Symposion Prize, is still available for viewing until April 15th.

 April 1st, Fri, 7 pm: A CHAMBER EVENING (Csilla Varga – piano, Éva Mihályi – violin, Enikő Nagy – viola, Judit Kiss-Domonkos – cello, and Iván Sztankov – double bass). Programme: Chaminade: Trio in G Minor, op. 11, Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Schubert: Trout Quintet.

 April 2nd, Sat, 2 pm: the EXHIBITION by Dorothea Fleiss is available for viewing until 7 pm on the same day.

 April 4th, Mon, 7 pm (Domed Hall): AN IMPROVISATIVE DANCE EVENING BY MEDIC’ALL ART DANCE COMPANY

April 5th, Tue, 5 pm: Letter by letter, word by word – a quiz for all ages.

 From April 5th, Tue: An EXHIBITION by the photographer József Rosta, titled “Work” (available for viewing until April 29th)

 April 8th, Fri, 7 pm: An OPERETTA EVENING with the singers Annamária Ócsai and Szabolcs Bognár, Zsófia Bogár contributing at the piano. Pieces from the following operettas: Emmerich Kálmán: Die Csárdásfürstin (a.k.a The Riviera Girl, The Gipsy Princess, or The Csárdás Princess), Das Veilchen vom Montmartre (a.k.a Paris in Spring or A Kiss in Spring), Albert Szirmai: Magnate Miska, Emmerich Kálmán: Gräfin Mariza (a.k.a Countess Maritza), Ferenc Lehár: The Merry Widow, Jenő Huszka: Baroness Lili, Ferenc Lehár: The Merry Widow, Pongrác Kacsóh: Sir John (a.k.a. John the Valiant), Ferenc Lehár: Giuditta, Emmerich Kálmán: Die Bajadere (a.k.a The Yankee Princess), Jacob Gade: Jalousie (Jealousy), Johann Strauss: The Gypsy Baron, and Albert Szirmai: Magnate Miska.

 April 11th, Mon, 7 pm: ON THE DAY OF POETRY: poems of János Arany from his volume “Őszikék”, recited by Ildikó Szűcs, with the contribution of Laura Faragó singing and Ferenc Kapi-Horváth playing the piano.

 April 13th, Wed, 7 pm: BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS TO THE COMPOSER SÁNDOR SZOKOLAY with distinguished musicians and a conversation led by the composer’s daughter.

 April 15th, Fri, 7 pm: LET’S LOOK INTO FUTURE WITH HOPE: recalling past, present, and future with retro hits and Örkény’s one-minute stories with Mónika Sáfár and Attila Bardóczy.

April 16th, Sat, 11 am and 20th, Wed, 11 am and 2.30 pm: KALAMONA, WHO TIED UP THE WIND – a FAIRY TALE MUSICAL based on a Hungarian folk tale.

 From April 20th, Wed: An EXHIBITION titled “Fragments” by the painter Ferenc Bartus (available for viewing until May 13th)

 April 20th, Wed, 7 pm: LISZT YEAR 2011: LISZT, A COMPOSER OF SONGS with Emőke Baráth, Zita Szemere, Klára Vincze, and Gábor Molnár singing, and Mónika Baja, Dorottya Lőkös, Dóra Puskás, and Csaba Gál at the piano. Programme: Die stille Wasserrose (Emanuel Geibel), Comment, disaient-ils (Victor Hugo), S’il est un charmant gazon (Victor Hugo), Ein Fichtenbaum steht einsam (Heinrich Heine), Jugendglück (Richard Pohl), Three Sonnets by Petrarca, Schwebe, schwebe (Franz Dingelstedt), Oh, quand je dors (Victor Hugo), Ihr Glocken von Marling (Emil Kuh), Die drei Zigeuner (Nicolaus Lenau), Die Macht der Musik (Hélène d’Orléans).

 April 29th, Fri, 7 pm: HITS OF THE BUDAPEST BROADWAY: a time travel to the period from the 20s through the 50s with jazz pianist and composer János Balázs, including melodies by Irving Berlin, Pál Ábrahám, Duke Ellington, Jenő Horváth, and George Gershwin.

MARCH 2011

 The EXHIBITION by the photographer Kálmán Kecskeméti, titled “Paris, Paris,” is still available for viewing until March 4th.

March 1st, Tue, 5 pm: Letter by letter, word by word – a quiz for all ages.

 March 4th, Fri, 7 pm: OPERA EVENING: ARIAS AND DUETS with Zsuzsanna Kovács, Viktória Varga, Attila Kárpáti, and László Pálinkás, accompanied on the piano by Andrea Lengyel. Pieces from the following works: La clemenza di Tito (Mozart), Julius Caesar (Händel), Fedora (Giordano), Linda di Chamounix (Donizetti), Faust (Gounod), Il trovatore (Verdi), Un ballo in maschera (Verdi), Samson and Delilah (Hëndel), The Bartered Bride (Smetana), Dózsa György – Bánk bán (Erkel), John the Valiant (Kacsóh), Háry János – Székelyfonó (Kodály).

 March 7th, Mon, 7 pm: AN IMPROVISATIVE DANCE EVENING BY MEDIC’ALL ART DANCE COMPANY

March 9th, Wed, 11 am and 2.30 pm: KALAMONA, WHO TIED UP THE WIND – a FAIRY TALE MUSICAL based on a Hungarian folk tale.

 From March 9th, Wed: An EXHIBITION by the applied artists Éva Köves and Andrea Sztojanovits (available for viewing until April 1st)

 From March 10th till 15th, Thu–Tue: 34th International BRIDGE FESTIVAL

 March 18th, Fri, 7 pm: “Now we are going to count!” A cheerful SHOW EVENT with music. Comedians, singers, a pan flute player, a pianists, a dance ensemble and many others.

March 19th, Sat, 3 pm and 7 pm: PLAYS BY THE KAZÁN ISTVÁN CHAMBER THEATRE, with classical and contemporary writers. 3 pm: THE ZOO STORY (E. Albee) and ACTRESSES (Josep Maria Benet i Jornet). 7 pm: THE LONELY JOAN (based on G. B. Shaw’s Saint Joan), and HERE, IN OUR AUSCHWITZ (a monodrama by Tadeusz Borowski)

 March 25th, Fri, 7 pm: OPERA EVENING in Fészek. Conversation with István Berczelly, by Attila Fülöp. Contribution by singers Zsuzsanna Fülöp, András Molnár, Éva Pánczél, and Kálmán Szennai.

March 26th, Sat, 11 am: KALAMONA, WHO TIED UP THE WIND – a FAIRY TALE MUSICAL based on a Hungarian folk tale.

March 28th, Mon, 7 pm: “VILLON XXI” – a recital event by the actor József Székhelyi, from his own works.

 From March 29th, Tue: An EXHIBITION by Bálint Pallag and his friends (available for viewing until April 15th), last year’s holder of the Cserny József Symposion Prize, awarded in the same evening in Fészek.

FEBRUARY 2011

 The EXHIBITION by the porcelain artist László Fekete is still available for viewing until February 4th.

February 1st, Tue, 5 pm: Letter by letter, word by word – a quiz for all ages.

 From February 2th, Wed: An EXHIBITION by the clothes’ designer Anna Latin (available for viewing until February 25th)

 February 2nd, Wed, 7 pm: A GALA PROGRAMME for the honor of József Jankovits and his 60th birthday, with nearly 30 contributing artists.

 February 4th, Fri, 7 pm: PIANO EVENING by Laura Győrfi – Schubert: Sonata in A major; Ligeti: Musica ricercata; Ede Terényi: Sonata aforistica; Bartók: 3 burlesques; Chopin: Sonata in b minor.

 February 7th, Mon, 7 pm: AN IMPROVISATIVE DANCE EVENING BY MEDIC’ALL ART DANCE COMPANY

 From February 9th, Wed: An EXHIBITION by the photographer Kálmán Kecskeméti (available for viewing until March 4th)

 February 11th, Fri, 7 pm: “THREE OF US”: a RECORD PRESENTATION by the Village Lizards Trio (harmonica, singing, piano, double bass)

February 16th, Wed, 2.30 pm and February 26th, Sat, 11 am: KALAMONA, WHO TIED UP THE WIND – a FAIRY TALE MUSICAL based on a Hungarian folk tale.

 February 18th, Fri, 7 pm: LORCA EVENING, introduced by the poet and translator Éva Tóth, performed by the actress Judit Havas and by the flamenco dancer Beáta Bajnay and guitarist János Illés

 February 19th, Sat, 7 pm: “The clock is counting” – PERFORMANCE in the Large Hall, then SEKLERS’ BALL from 8 o’clock in the restaurant.

 February 25th, Fri, 7 pm: “The guru” – MUSICAL COMEDY (a private event organized for the participants of the conference “Care of the Old”organized by Geriater Service Publishing Ltd.)

JANUARY 2011

 The EXHIBITION by the painter Gabriella Nagy is still available for viewing until January 7th.

January 4th, Tue, 5 pm: Letter by letter, word by word – a quiz for all ages.

 January 5th, Wed, from 2 pm: An EXHIBITION by the applied artist Katalin Gulyás (available for viewing until January 28th)

 January 5th, Wed, 7 pm: RAINBOW BRIDGE: classic – jazz – chanson, a programme by Dorottya Géczy, Péter Józsa, and Béla Szakcsi Lakatos

 January 7th, Fri, 7 pm: KLASSZIKON: a crossover opera gala, where the sound style of opera hits and pop music meet

 January 12th, Wed, from 2 pm: An EXHIBITION by the porcelain artist László Fekete (available for viewing until February 4th)

 January 12th, Wed, 7 pm: PÉTER POÓR’S SOLO EVENING, with two contributing female singers: evergreen hits.

 January 14th, Fri, 7 pm: RADIO EVENINGS IN FÉSZEK, Piroska Debrenti and Ferenc Bőzsöny are congratulated on their birthdays by their former students and artists friends

 January 21st, Fri, 7 pm: A JAZZ PIANO CONCERT for the honour of OSCAR PETERSON, by János Balázs (works by Erroll Garner, Harry Warren, Thelonious Monk, Joseph Kosma, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Victor Young, Charlie Parker)

January 26th, Wed, 2.30 pm and January 29th, Sat, 11 am: KALAMONA, WHO TIED UP THE WIND – a FAIRY TALE MUSICAL based on a Hungarian folk tale.

 January 28th, Fri, 7 pm: CLARINET CONCERT by István Kohán (with another contributing clarinet and a piano), works by Widor, Schumann, Poulenc, Horowitz, Debussy, and Enescu & Kovács.

DECEMBER 2010

 The EXHIBITION by the photographer László Hegedűs 2 is still available for viewing until December 3rd.

 The EXHIBITION by the applied artist Katalin Tomay is still available for viewing until December 17th.

 December 1st, Wed, 7 pm: 13th CONCERT SERIES OF NEW HUNGARIAN WORKS, 3/4

 December 3rd, Fri, 7 pm: THE TWO PISTOLS by Ferenc Erkel and Ede Szigligeti – the reconstructed PREMIERE OF THE FOLK MUSICAL PLAY, performed by musicians from Transylvania.

December 4th, Sat, 6 pm: A BIT OF XX CENTURY – compiled and recited by Tamás Farkas from works of Hungarian and other authors.

 December 6th, Mon, 5 pm: OPERETTA GALA by József Virágh and his stellar guests.

December 7th, Tue, 5 pm: Letter by letter, word by word – a quiz for all ages.

 December 7th, Tue, 6 pm: An EXHIBITION by the painter Gabriella Nagy (available for viewing until January 7th, 2011)

 December 8th, Wed, 7 pm: 13th CONCERT SERIES OF NEW HUNGARIAN WORKS, 4/4

 December 10th, Fri, 7 pm: REMEMBERING ANNA PAUK – THE LEGENDARY MUSICIAN AND SINGING TEACHER WAS BORN A 100 YEARS AGO. Contribution by her former pupils and the Budapest Tomkins Vocal Ensemble.

 December 15th, Wed, 7 pm: OPERA EVENING in Fészek. Conversation with Magda Kalmár, by Attila Fülöp. Contribution by singers Éva Pánczél, Imola Pogány, József Csák, Kolos Kováts.

 December 17th, Fri, 7 pm: CHRISTMAS WORLD MUSIC CONCERT BY LIGHTHOUSE ORCHESTRA, with several curious musical instruments.

December 18th, Sat, 3 pm and December 26th, Sun, 11 am: KALAMONA, WHO TIED UP THE WIND – a FAIRY TALE MUSICAL based on a Hungarian folk tale.

 December 19th, Sun, 3 pm: HOW BEAUTIFUL THE WORLD IS...? A gala concert performed by pupils of Magda Kovács’s Civic Music School

 December 21st, Tue, 6 pm: An EXHIBITION by the photographer David Sutherland, titled Landscape 2 (available for viewing until December 30th)

December 27th, Mon, 3 pm: CHRISTMAS PROGRAMME FOR CHILDREN, by actors of the Kazán István Chamber Theatre.

December 27th, Mon, 6 pm: CHRISTMAS ADY MARATHON: a compilation of poems by Endre Ady, recited by Tamás Farkas.

December 29th, Wed, 3 pm: MEETING OF CHAMBER THEATRES: three plays performed.

NOVEMBER 2010

 Márton Cserny’s EXHIBITION “Open Wings” is still available for viewing until November 19th.

November 2nd, Tue, 5 pm: Letter by letter, word by word – a quiz for all ages.

November 3rd, Wed, 7 pm: One can also boast with one’s own feathers! CONVERSATION WITH FEMALE BESTSELLER AUTHORS.

 November 5th, Fri, 7 pm: A VIOLIN EVENING by Mátyás Boros (Mozart, Brahms, Bach, Gluck–Kreisler, Paganini, Sarasate, Rachmaninoff, Kreisler, Massenet, Elgar, Williams, Bartók)

 November 9th, Tue, 5 pm: An EXHIBITION by the photographer László Hegedűs 2 (available for viewing until December 3rd)

 November 10th-14th, Wed-Sun, every day from 6 pm: ST. MARTIN’S DAY FEAST in the restaurant of the club

 November 10th, Wed, 7 pm: From THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MELODIES BY JENŐ HUSZKA (on occasion of the 50th anniversary of the composer’s death): operettas, contemporary poems and chansons.

 November 12th, Fri, 7 pm: A CONCERT by the SZILVÁSY GIPSY FOLK BAND

November 13th, Sat, 3 pm: PLAYS BY THE KAZÁN ISTVÁN CHAMBER THEATRE, with classical and contemporary writers: THE ZOO STORY (E. Albee), ACTRESSES (Josep Maria Benet i Jornet), THE LONELY JOAN (based on G. B. Shaw’s Saint Joan), and A LITTLE GIRL IN HELL (a holocaust monodrama by Mária Sárdy)

 November 17th, Wed, 7 pm: 13th CONCERT SERIES OF NEW HUNGARIAN WORKS, 1/4

 November 19th, Fri, 7 pm: REZSŐ SOLTÉSZ’S SOLO EVENING, with two contributing female singers: evergreen hits.

 November 23rd, Tue, 6 pm: An EXHIBITION by the applied artist Katalin Tomay (Herman Hall)

 November 24th, Wed, 7 pm: 13th CONCERT SERIES OF NEW HUNGARIAN WORKS, 2/4

 November 26th, Fri, 7 pm: MEMORIAL EVENING for the sculptor Barna Búza by the White Ravens’ Society, on the 100th anniversary of his birth: experiences and memories about the artist.

November 27th, Sat, 3 pm (with the public main rehearsal on 20th, Sat, 3 pm): A play by Kazán István Chamber Theatre: I WILL BE BACK (a paraphrase play based on Beckett’s Waiting for Godot)

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