Ferenc Kölcsey finished the manuscript of the Hungarian National Anthem on the 22nd of January. So, we celebrate the Day of the Hungarian Culture every year. Although, this will be a little bit unusual this year. Here is the list of the most important free online programs from Debrecen tomorrow from the Kölcsey Center, the Csokonai Theater, the MODEM, and the Vojtina Puppet Theater.
At the request of Főnix Rendezvényszervező Közhasznú Nonprofit Ltd., the outstanding musicians of the Faculty of Music of the University of Debrecen select the works of remarkable Hungarian composers, who are the pillars of Hungarian culture, and thanks to their work, enriched and prospered the Hungarian nation.
Teachers and students of the Faculty of Music – a total of 11 performing artists – will prepare the following program:
- Zoltán Kodály: A Csitári hegyek alatt (Zsuzsanna Kapi – vocal, Gergely Dargó – vocal, Judit Böszörményi – piano)
- Ferenc Liszt: theme of Sarabande and Chaconne’s Händel opera Almira (Dominik Ilisz – piano)
- Ferenc Erkel: Hunyadi László – Gara Mária áriája (Zsuzsanna Kapi – vocal, Judit Böszörményi – piano)
- Ferenc Erkel: Bánk bán – Hazám, hazám (Dargó Gergely – ének, Böszörményi Judit – zongora)
- Béla Bartók: Szonáta I. movement (Richárd Keskeny – piano)
- Miklós Kocsár: Hang-szín-játékok, 3. Andante, 5. Calmo, 6. Allegretto, 8.Vivace (Bernadett Kaszás, Sarolta Kapusi, Krisztina Szőke, Borbála Horváth – flute)
- Frigyes Hidas: Fantázia trombitára és zongorára (Levente Donát Szőnyi – trumpet, Judit Váradi – piano)
Gyöngykoszorú online concert
For the festive occasion, actor Kinga Újhelyi and her fellow musicians will make their concert Gyöngykoszorú available online for free. The concert recording will be available on their Facebook page (link) and website (link) from Friday 7 pm to Sunday midnight.
The recording of the concert was made in the recently closed and renovated historical building. For one afternoon, the art takes center stage again within the temporarily hard-to-recognize walls of the improving theater. The Hungarian poetic gems – were sung as songs in the concert material – were set to music during the spring quarantine.
The following poems will be performed at the concert:
- Mihály Vörösmarty: Ábránd
- Mihály Csokonai Vitéz: Az én vagyonom
- Sándor Petőfi: Csalogányok és pacsirták
- Dezső Kosztolányi: Halotti beszéd
- János Pilinszky: Apokrif
- Sándor Kányádi: Csángó sirató
- Janus Pannonius: Márkushoz, Békéért
The songs were arranged by Gergely Dargó, performed by Albert Szilárd (violin), Gergely Dargó (cajón drum, piano, accordion, vocals), Krisztián Szabó (guitar), János Pusker (cello). Sing and composer: Kinga Újhelyi
The production was organized with the support of the Scholarship Program of the Hungarian Academy of Arts (HAA) and the Csokonai Theater.
There will be other non-musical programs that require knowledge of the Hungarian language. So, this list is only short and informative from now on.
More than three hundred contemporary art pieces are in MODEM’s art warehouse, on shelves, in crates, or in another special packaging. The weekly program is called art unboxed, selects some works and their creators, who unbox them in the virtual space.
The first episode will be available from 5 pm on January 22 on the Facebook page of MODEM (link).
The program is free, but you can help the museum with a symbolic donation (200 Forints sponsorship ticket). Tickets (in unlimited quantity) can be purchased here (link).
VOJTINA PUPPET THEATER:
- Cibere és Konc király versengése
The puppet theater began its Maskarádé fun party in February 1999. In the morning, the carnival party was for the children. In the evening, the adults of the city could dance. The content changed over the years, but the elements of folkways (for example, fake wedding) were always present.
- Hol a világ közepe? – Parasztvallomások a szerelemről farsang idején (18+)
A 2003 performance for adults is set in the peasant world, which revolves around love.
For a long time, Hungarian ethnography paid little attention to the research of the love life of the peasantry. The performance-filling and unparalleled humorous performance on the subject was also a joy for the actors.
The performance features obscene language and sexual references, so we do not recommend watching it for anyone under 18!
The play was directed by József Jámbor, the music was composed by the Morotva Ensemble, actors: Gábor Pilári, Zsuzsa Vajda, Melinda Papp, Krisztina Magi, Kriszta Tóth, Máté Varga, Balázs Szabó, Tibor Szabó, György Reschofsky. Consultant: Márta Vajda, a museologist at the Déri Museum, one of the largest Hungarian researchers on this subject.