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21st Folk-music Festival and Conference Kecskemet

September 20-23, 2007


Folk Musical Instruments – Exhibition organized by the Hungarian Folk Musical Instruments Guild (Magyar Hangszermives Ceh)
Location: Ferenc Erdei Cultural Center (6000 Kecskemet, Deak Ferenc ter 1)
Open: daily, 10.00 AM – 8.00 PM

One of the specialties of the exhibition will be the introduction of Mihaly Barsony’s instrument-making shop, the only fully preserved traditional instrument-making heritage in Hungary. (Mihaly Barsony, Master of Folk Arts, 1915-1989, Tiszaalpar.)

The new instruments displayed at the exhibit can be purchased individually.


Cantus Hungaricus, photographs leading to Zoltan Kodaly – photo exhibit by Zoltan Moser
Location: Ferenc Erdei Cultural Center
Open: daily, 10.00 AM – 8.00 PM

The exhibit displays Zoltan Moser’s photo report about the Kodaly legacy: song and music narrated by black-and-white images. Dedicated to the memory of Zoltan Kodaly, with the love of the Hungarian folk music.


Zoltan Kodaly, collector of folk music
– exhibition of photographs and documents
Location: Ferenc Erdei Cultural Center


In the process of collecting – photo exhibit
Location: Ferenc Erdei Cultural Center

Besides offering a dance club alternative to the youth, the Hungarian Dance-house Guild initiated a monumental collecting process of folk music and dance. The exhibit displays the images of the past 35 years of this fieldwork.


Program of events:


Thursday, September 20, 2007


5.00 PM: Opening of the 22nd Folk-music Festival and Conference and the Cantus Hungaricus exhibit
Location: Ferenc Erdei Cultural Center

7.00 PM: Literary evening – Hungarian folk music in literature: readings from classic and contemporary Hungarian literature
With: actor Peter Rudolf and actress Eszter Nagy-Kalozy, and the Fono Ensemble
Location: Museum of Hungarian Folk Art and Handicrafts (Nepi Iparmuveszeti Gyujtemeny – 6000 Kecskemet, Serfozo utca 19)

"Kecskemet will also enlist..." („Kecskemet is kiallitja…”)
With: the Kecskemet Dance Ensemble, and local folk musicians and singers
Location: Main Square


Friday, September 21, 2007

10.00: Lajos Kalman National Folk Singing Contest
Location: Calvinist College (Reformatus Gimnazium – 6000 Kecskemet, Szabadsag ter 7)

Folk Fiddlers' Contest (Primasverseny)
Location: Ferenc Erdei Cultural Center

3.00 PM – 6.00 PM: "Folk Music Multitude" – Program of craftsmen and folk music ensembles
Location: Main Square

7.00 PM: 100 years after Kodaly – gala evening
Location: Ferenc Erdei Cultural Center

Afterward: Dance-house
Host: Meta ensemble


Saturday, September 22, 2007

10.00 AM: Academic symposium: Zoltan Kodaly’s music pedagogical concept and folk music education in Hungary today
Location: Ferenc Erdei Cultural Center

10.00 AM – 12.00 noon, and 4.00 PM – 7.00 PM: "Folk Music Multitude" – Program of craftsmen and folk music ensembles
Location: Main Square

7.00 PM: Two nomad generations – gala evening
Location: Main Square

Afterward: Dance-house – folk dancing
Host: Teka ensemble
Location: Ferenc Erdei Cultural Center


Sunday, September 23, 2007

10.00 AM - 6.00 PM: Playhouse operated by the Heritage House (Hagyomanyok Haza)

In the playhouse, children will be able to get acquainted with the materials and methods of traditional arts and crafts. Among others, they can learn the techniques of felt making, rope making, string weaving, papermaking, and rag ball making. …And, of course, they can take home the results of their work.

3.00 PM – 6.00 PM: "Folk Music Multitude" – Program of craftsmen and folk music ensembles
Location: Main Square

7.00: Bartok-trilogy – First Part: Highland Treasures
Performed by: the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble


Other programs:
  • Vocational film screening. Location: Ferenc Erdei Cultural Center
  • Conversation with the craftsmen. Location: Ferenc Erdei Cultural Center
  • Records and books sale. Location: Main Square

Admission to all events is FREE.

More info:

Ferenc Erdei Cultural Center (Kecskemet)
Ildiko Koos or Mariann Orban
Phone: +36-76-503-880

Hungarian Heritage House (Budapest)
Gergely Agocs
Phone: +36-1-225-6063

Hungarian source and more information in Hungarian: Home page of the Ferenc Erdei Cultural Center


Fringe event of the Folk-music Festival and Conference
:

Third Hungarian Jew's Harp Festival Kecskemet

Location: Kecskemet Youth Center


Links

Hungarian Folk Musical Instruments
on PassiOn Music

Interview with Pal Havasreti of the Teka Ensemble

Hungarian Heritage House



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