Welcome to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Hungarian Heritage – Roots to Revival program. Please enjoy the variety of Events at different locations throughout the city. Read more...

More than one hundred performers, singers, dancers and craftsmenwill arrive from Hungary to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Hungarian Heritage – Roots to Revival program. There will be a great variety of programs to choose from on four stages at the National Mall. These excellent artists and devoted presenters will also perform at other venues in different great locations throughout Washington, D.C. Please find below the list of these events.

 

June 27, 7:00 pm       Concert of Tükrös Ensemble: Authentic Village Music and Dance from Hungary and Transylvania; one of Hungary's best folklore group with dancers on the stage.

American University Katzen Arts Center, Abramson

Family Recital Hall

4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

20016


To purchase tickets please visit: http://www.american.edu/cas/calendar/index.cfm?id=4604856

 

June 29, 7:00 pm    Fashion Show BY ME SPICY by Tünde Hrivnák: Folk art and contemporary design are intertwined to form an exciting new aesthetic in the work of Fashion Designer Tünde Hrivnák. An elegant and exclusive fashion show introduces her new collection “BY ME SPICY”.  Meet the designer after the show.

International Club of DC in cooperation with the Embassy      

of Hungary 3910 Shoemaker Street NW, Washington, DC

20008


To purchase tickets please visit: http://www.internationalclubdc.com/

 

July 1, 7:00 pm       Concert of Szalonna and his Band featuring  Bob Cohen: Authentic Hungarian folk and klezmer music featuring Bob Cohen, one of the most important figures in contemporary Jewish music from Eastern European.

                                    American University Katzen Arts Center, Abramson Family Recital Hall 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

To purchase tickets please visit: http://www.american.edu/cas/calendar/index.cfm?id=4604856

 

July 3, 6:30 pm       Concert of Mihály Dresch and Miklós Lukács: World famous Hungarian jazz saxophonist and cimbalom artist play together merging elements of traditional Hungarian folk music with the American free-jazz tradition resulting in inspired, unexpected pieces of contemporary music.

                                    National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium

10 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530

Open to the public: first come first served

 

June 29, July 5-7   “Hungary, Hero and Myth: Immigrant Experience and the Artist’s Eye” The Film Series highlight the experience of Hungarian immigrants exploring the U.S. as the “promised land” as well as depicting the figure(s) of hero through Hungarian history in the Artist’s eye.

                                    National Gallery of Art, East Building 

                                    4th & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20565 

                                    For more information please visit:                     

   

http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/press/2013/films_spring_2013.html

June 29, 2:30 pm       Hunky Blues – The American Dream (Director: Péter Forgács)

Discussion with Director Péter Forgács after the screening

July 5, 1:00 pm          American Postcard (Director: Gábor      

Bódy)

July 5, 3:00 pm         

The Maiden Danced To Death (Director: Endre Hules)

July 6, 2:00 pm         

No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo and Vilmos (Director: James Chressanthis);

Discussion with Vilmos Zsigmond after the screening

July 6, 4:00 pm          Bánk Bán (Director: Csaba Káel)

July 7, 4:00 pm          Children of Glory (Director: Krisztina

Goda)