The renowned Rajkó Musicians and Dancers are coming to Washington D.C. to deliver a concert for the pleasure of all music-lovers.
This year, 20 August celebrations will be held under the slogan “The country – together as one”. A special feature of this year’s events is that the series of programmes Nagyon Balaton (Very Balaton!) will include colourful family events, concerts and fireworks in several towns along the shores of Lake Balaton to commemorate the foundation of the Hungarian State. Hundreds of thousands of visitors from Hungary and neighbouring countries alike are expected to attend the festivities.
The Embassy of Hungary, in conjunction with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, cordially invite you to a Piano Concert of Terry Eder - on Tuesday, August 20 2013 at 6:00 PM at Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street, NW Washington D.C.
The program is free of charge to the public.
The concert, in recognition of the Hungarian national holiday, will include selections by Bartók, Dohnányi, and Kodály.
World famous Hungarian jazz saxophonist Mihály Dresch and dulcimer artist Miklós Lukács played together in New York and Washington to merge elements of traditional Hungarian folk with the American free-jazz tradition.
In 2013 Hungary was the guest country of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The program entitled Hungarian Heritage - Roots to Revival was a great succes.
The Hungarian Heritage Program at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival will present a broad range of Hungary’s folk traditions, showing the cultural diversity of the country. The organizers are convinced that folk traditions can only be presented in the multicultural setting that they hail from, showing the interactions which exist between its various components.
The Hungary program at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival aims to highlight Hungary’s multicultural heritage and ethnic diversity. The organizers treat cultural diversity both as a great value and source of joy in itself and as a basic, defining characteristic of Hungarian tradition.
A film series will be held to complement the Hungarian program of the Smtihsonian Folklife Festival at the National Gallery of Art entitled ”Hungary, Hero and Myth: Immigrant Experience and the Artist’s Eye”
Hungarian-American organizations all across the US have joined their efforts to generously support this program. The Embassy is deeply appreciative and grateful to the Hungarian-American community for their commitment to make the “Hungarian Heritage: Roots to Revival” program a reality in the Nation’s capital.
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...