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Kodaly Festival 2008 Kecskemet

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 @ 8 PM
Concert of the 30-year old Tomkins Vocal Ensemble
Artistic director: János Dobra
  • Location: courtyard of the Kodály Institute
  • Entrance fee: 1000 HUF
  • Family ticket: 3000 HUF
The ensemble was founded in 1978. During the past 30 years they have mastered an outstandingly wide repertoire, from Gregorian and Renaissance to contemporary music. They have performed liturgical music of several religions, and took part in oratorio and opera productions.


Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 7 PM

Portraits of Musicians’ – opening of the exhibition of Zsolt Durkó Jr.
  • Location: Erdei Ferenc Cultural and Conference Center
  • The exhibition is open daily between 10 AM and 6 PM from July 31 to August 13.
  • No entrance fee
Zsolt Durkó Jr. (born in 1965) finished his studies as a painter under Pál Gerzson at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in 1989. He has had his own exhibitions in Budapest since the mid 1990s mainly introducing his self-developed technique that mixes certain painting and photo techniques.


Friday , August 1, 2008 @ 8 PM

Music of the Hungarian nobility’ – Codex Early Music Ensemble (Miercurea Ciuc, Romania)
  • Location: courtyard of the City Hall
  • Entrance fee: 1000 HUF
  • Family ticket: 3000 HUF
The ensemble was founded in 1996 by Hungarian music teachers from Transylvania (Sfîntu Gheorghe, Braşov and Miercurea Ciuc). Their main aim is to popularize the Hungarian (especially Transylvanian) and European music of the 15-19th centuries, played on period instruments.


Sunday, August 3, 2008 @ 8 PM

New Gregorian music in Hungary under the Ottoman rule’ – concert by Schola Hungarica
Directed by Judit Fehér and László Dobszay
  • Location: Piarist Church
  • Entrance fee: 1000 HUF
  • Family ticket: 3000 HUF
The choir was founded in 1969 and performs Gregorian music and related polyphonic music.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008 @ 8 PM
Pireus Byzantine Choir (Greece)
  • Location: Franciscan Church
  • Entrance fee: 1500 HUF
  • Family ticket: 4000 HUF
The Pireus Byzantine Choir was founded in 2004 by director Spyros Pavlakis. The members of the chorus are experienced singers who had been studying religious music for years. Their aim is to maintain and preserve traditional orthodox liturgical music.


Thursday, August 7, 2008 @ 8 PM

Michelangelo’s poetry in word and music
  • Location: House of Science and Technology (Synagogue)
  • Entrance fee: 1000 HUF
  • Family ticket: 3000 HUF
An evening of poetry and music featuring Viktor Massányi – bass; Dániel Potyók – tenor; Gyökér Gabriella – piano; and Judit Danyi and Zoltán Hegedűs – actors. Songs composed by Richard Strauss, Hugo Wolf, Benjamin Britten and Dmitry Shostakovich on the poems written by Michelangelo.


Friday, August 8, 2008 @ 8 PM
Children’s Choir of the Japanese Radio
  • Location: courtyard of the City Hall
  • Entrance fee: 800 HUF
  • Family ticket: 2000 HUF
The NHK TOKYO Children’s Choir was founded in 1952. From its 230 members (ages 7-17) 80 will be performing in Kecskemét (ages 10-14). The world première of Hungarian composer Miklós Kocsár’s ‘Nyár van, nyár’ (It’s summertime) will be a special treat at the concert.


Sunday, August 10, 2008 @ 8 PM
Kecskemét Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: László Gerhát

The program includes Bartók’s Divertimento, Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Julia – overture fantasy. Featuring Katalin Kokas – violin; Dóra Kokas – cello; Barnabás Kelemen – guest concertmaster.
  • Location: courtyard of the City Hall
  • Entrance fee: 800 HUF
  • Family ticket: 2000 HUF
The Kecskemét Symphony (founded in 1966) has been led by László Gerhát for twelve years. During this period, the orchestra has had an active role in the musical life of the city and the region.


Program subject to change.


Festival Pass: 3500 HUF (valid for any 4 concerts of the Kodály Festival)

Tickets and passes are available in the Erdei Ferenc Cultural and Conference Center on weekdays from 16 June between 3 - 7 PM, in the Tourinform Office (at the corner of the City Hall by the Great Church) every day between 10 AM - 7 PM and at the venues one hour prior to the performance.


Venues
(all downtown, on or next to the Main Square):

Erdei Ferenc Cultural and Conference Center
6000 Kecskemét, Deák Ferenc tér 1.
Phone: +36-76-503-880
E-mail: efmk@efmk.hu

Kodály Institute
6000 Kecskemét, Kéttemplom köz 1.
Phone: +36-76-481-518
E-mail: office@kodaly.hu

Piarist Church
6000 Kecskemét, Jókai u. 1.

Franciscan Church
6000 Kecskemét, Lestár tér 2.

House of Science and Technology (Synagogue)
6000 Kecskemét, Rákóczi u. 2.

City Hall
6000 Kecskemét, Kossuth tér 1.



The organizers reserve the right to change the program at any time.