World Premier of Németh Ferenc Trio Caps Hungarian Embassy’s 1956 Commemorative Program of Events

Publicated on: November 7, 2016

The world premiere of the Ferenc Németh Trio, the evening’s performance capped the Hungarian Embassy’s six-week-long program of events commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight.

On Friday, November 4, the Németh Ferenc Trio of Eldar Djangirov, Pete Rende, and Ferenc Németh performed in front of a packed house at the Embassy of Hungary in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight. Charting an experimental course through Hungarian folk music in combination with jazz, electronic sounds and a healthy reliance on improvisation, the Ferenc Németh Trio’s mission is a modern adaptation of old and soulful folk. "I like to think that today's music is evolving very fast and with the help of the internet, we have access to listen to anything at any time. That makes today's music global. There is a great variety of cultures and each culture has its own music. We can mix and match whatever we want,” said band leader Németh Ferenc.

Speaking to distinguished guests and audience members, Ambassador of Hungary Dr. Réka Szemerkényi introduced keynote speaker Mrs. Réka Földváry Kiss, President of the Hungarian Committee of National Remembrance, who spoke of the particular historical importance of November 4th, the final day of the 1956 Revolution and Freedom Fight when Russian tanks rolled into Budapest and eventually crushed the Hungarian resistance.

The Németh Ferenc Trio’s performance headlined the closing ceremony of the Embassy of Hungary’s six-week-long program of events honoring the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight that included a film festival, concert series, Gala Dinner, and the unveiling of a statue of the “Budapest Lad.”