Kálmán Balogh Cimbalom Trio

The Hungarian Cultural Center, NY & Centrum Management

present

Central European World Music

A fascinating world music experience blending Eastern and Central European folk music from exceptional European artists.

Kálmán Balogh Cimbalom Trio

from Budapest

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Kálmán Balogh – cimbalom  

Robert Lakatos – violin, viola   

Csaba Novák – bass  

  “… it was the cimbalom player who took the greatest honours,  hammering with demonic speeds …” Boston Globe 

 2014 North American tour dates

February 27 – March 19

Central European World Music 

Kálmán Balogh Cimbalom Trio

from Hungary

Kálmán Balogh is one of the foremost Hungarian cimbalom players, descending from a famous dynasty of Hungarian Gypsy musicians. His virtuosity is matched only by his understanding and respect of his heritage. A graduate of Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music of Budapest, he has completed many successful tours throughout the world with various ensembles, including well over a dozen tours in North America. The cimbalom, a sort of oversized hammer dulcimer played with mallets like a vibraphone, possesses piano like percussive abilities to drive a band rhythmically or take the melodic lead. In Kálmán Balogh’s expert hands, the cimbalom can do both simultaneously. His mastery of this unique and rare Hungarian folk instrument has mesmerized audiences.

Kálmán Balogh Gypsy Cimbalom Trio is the dynamic merging of music from the old and new worlds. Balogh continues a fabled European musical tradition harking back to the collaboration of masters like gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli, connecting ancient folk music traditions of Central and Eastern Europe with the chord progressions and swinging rhythm of jazz. Balogh’s cimbalom becomes a new and compelling voice centering the Trio, which is enhanced by acoustic violin/viola and acoustic bass. Similarities in jazz and traditional folk music, such as improvisation and a kaleidoscope of emotional expressions, are immediately evident.

The Trio includes excellent musicians who have worked with Balogh extensively. Robert Lakatos, a viola and violin player from Slovakia, is steeped in classical music training and played with important classical orchestras, but always gravitated toward folk and world music. He plays in several groups ranging from classical to folk and jazz genres. Robert’s band, the RÉV, has become a popular band in Hungary and Slovakia.  Bassist Csaba Novák is one of the most versatile bass players in Hungary, familiar with gypsy style, klezmer, folk music, jazz and world music.

Melodies polished in European villages for centuries are interpreted with great respect and understanding by trio, enabling present day music lovers to experience the emotions and beauty inherent in the music of our ancestors. Kálmán Balogh Cimbalom Trio brings a contemporary and uniquely forward-looking edge to time-honored traditions, leaving audiences enthralled and inspired.

The Hungarian Cultural Center, NY is supporting the tour of the Ensemble. The Center is dedicated to promoting Hungarian culture and increasing the awareness of the wonderful cultural resources of Hungary to the North American public. The Center is funded by the Bálint Balassi Institute, Budapest.

FOR INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS:

CENTRUM MANAGEMENT, Kalman Magyar

PO Box 7377 Monroe Twp. NJ 08831

Tel: 201-836-4869  ~   201-836-1590  ~  email: magyar@magyar.org  ~

web: www.centrummanagement.org

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnf7CFx5XvR85UJXPZe3oZQ/videos

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Kálmán Balogh Cimbalom Trio Tour Schedule

Kálmán Balogh Cimbalom Trio Tour Schedule 2014 (PDF)

Meszecsinka Band from Budapest

The Hungarian Cultural Center, NY  & Centrum Management

present

 

Meszecsinka Band from Budapest

 

World Music from Hungary

Music from Europe, the Balkans and from the Middle-East, combining traditional and original compositions
with folk and jazz

 

The winners of Hungary’s nationwide 2011 FOLKBEATS talent search competition. Selected from 100 competitors!

Annamari Oláh- voice, Emil Biljarszki – synthesizer, guitar,

Krolikowski Dávid – percussion,  Vajdovich Árpád – bass

 

Meszecsinka Band from Budapest

 

Meszecsinka means “small moon” in Bulgarian, and is the child borne of a love affair. Meszecsinka’s music is intimate, magical and fragile – like any child of love.  Lead singer Annamari, ackowledged as one of the best new talents in Hungary sings in six languages (Hungarian, Roma, Bulgarian, Finnish, English and Spanish), members of the band are from three countries (Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland). They lead the audience into a wonderland of never-before-heard music rooted in the Balkans and Central-Europe. “Specialists would call it psychedelic new wave folk” – describes Fidelio, one of Hungary’s most influential musical periodical.

Fortified by a superb international musical cast, Meszecsinka promises to provide a performance surely to dazzle North American audiences. “Beyond the musical components there is the essence of the Paneuropean culture”…. “Brilliant album!” Lángoló Gitárok [Flaming Guitars].

During Hungary’s highly competitive FOLKBEATS 2011 talent search competition, the prestigious jury selected Meszecsinka as the “best world music group” from among almost 100 entrants. Their winning prize:  a North American Tour.

 

For more information about the Meszecsinka please visit:

Music: http://hiperbole.bandcamp.com/album/meszecsinka

Video: www.Youtube.com/Meszecsinka http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82fGX1y_znA&list=UUDwFAdN1F8lLqN_lej_2Sog&index=9

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ1KEy3P_pA&feature=share&list=UUDwFAdN1F8lLqN_lej_2Sog

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meszecsinka

Press:

Lángoló Gitárok, Kutura.hu, Music.hu – lemezkritika, Magyar Narancs – Túl Ösztönös (MLT cikke) ,

 

The Hungarian Cultural Center, NY is supporting the tour of Meszecsinka. The Center is dedicated to promoting Hungarian culture and increasing the awareness of the wonderful cultural resources of Hungary to the North American public. The Center is funded by the Hungarian Ministry of Cultural Heritage.

 

FOR INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS:

CENTRUM MANAGEMENT – Kalman Magyar

Tel: 201-836-4869 or 201-836-1590  ~  email: magyar@magyar.org  www.centrummanagement.org

 

 

MESI – Maria Majda Guessous North American Tour 2013

The Hungarian Cultural Center, NY  & Centrum Management

introduce

Mesi

Mária Majda Guessous

Unique Hungarian Folk Singing Talent

 

 

The winner of the Hungarian 2011 nationwide FOLKBEATS

talent search competition.

Selected among almost 100 competitors.

“Folksongs of My Heritage”

MESI – Maria Majda Guessous North American Tour 2013

 

Mária Majda Guessous – singer

with multi-instrumentalists Iván Barvich & Dávid Gerzson  Boros

 

 

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Mária Majda Guessous

 

Majda Mária Guessous, known as “Mesi,” is a young folk singer sensation from Hungary with a very interesting background. She was born in Debrecen Hungary, her mother’s homeland, her father is from Morocco. Her unique dual cultural background always interested her and she made a point of learning both cultural heritages, especially focusing on the similarities. She was trained to be a musician, primarily a folk singer, from a young age. She has won significant recognitions in virtually all competitions she ever entered, and received scholarships to study folk singing in numerous schools, spending a semester in Turkey. She is has completed her studies at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, concentrating on folk music performance and teaching.  She received the Junior Prima Price in 2011.

 

During the 2011 Budapest FOLKBEATS talent search competition, the prestigious jury selected her as the best folk singer among almost 100 entries. She mesmerizes audiences with her voice clarity and sensitivity, as well as her engaging personality.  Her winning award for her first-place prize:  this North American Tour.

 

In her performances, Mesi features not only ancient Hungarian folksongs but builds musical bridges to her other ethnic connections, sure to surprise audiences. She will be accompanied by two musicians who will assure musical depth to the wonderful folk-music voyage:  Iván Barvich, from the famous Sebő Ensemble, will play wind instruments and tambura and Dávid Gerzson Boros, Mesi’s husband, will play on percussive instruments.

 

This intimate performance in Hungarian folk music, and much more, is sure to be a memorable event for all.

 

For more information about the MESI please visit:

www.guessousmajdamaria.hu

 

The Hungarian Cultural Center, NY is supporting the tour of Mesi. The Center is dedicated to promoting Hungarian culture and increasing the awareness of the wonderful cultural resources of Hungary to the North American public. The Center is founded by the Hungarian Ministry of Cultural Heritage.

 

FOR INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS:

CENTRUM MANAGEMENT – Kalman Magyar

Tel: 201-836-4869  ~  201-836-1590  ~  email: magyar@magyar.org  ~  www.centrummanagement.org

 

 

MESI Tour Dates 2013

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Magos Hungarian Folk Band

 The Hungarian Cultural Center, NY & Centrum Management

present 

MAGOS HUNGARIAN FOLK BAND

 Authentic Folk Music from Hungary and Transylvania

The winners of the 2011 Budapest FOLKBEATS talent search competition. Energetic, youthful and exciting band directly 

from the Budapest Táncház scene.

“Music from our Masters”

 

 

Csaba Soós – violin, Márton Kovács, violin, Ágnes Enyedi – vocal

Tamás Enyedi – cimbalom, Márton Fekete – brácsa, Dávid Horváth – bass

Táncház (Hungarian Folkdance Workshop) will follow most performances

MAGOS HUNGARIAN FOLK BAND

 

The MAGOS Hungarian folk music band is one of brightest and upcoming stars of the Hungarian folk music scene. They and their generation of folk musicians may be the last links who were still able to learn from the great master of folk music who lived and preserved folk music for decades. Now it is their generation who must keep the authentic folk music alive to pass it onto future musicians. The musical philosophy of the Magos is to learn and present Hungarian folk music in its archaic form and perform it to the young generation. The band was selected by a distinguished group of judges, during 5 months competition, last year in Budapest, during the FOLKBEATS talent search program. This selection was from almost 100 entrants, they the best folk music band citation. Their winning prize was this North American tour.

 

The MAGOS in their performances will play authentic Hungarian music, it may also be called, Táncház music, from the Carpathian basin which include Hungary, Transylvania and part of Slovakia. Whenever possible the performance will be finished with Hungarian folkdance teaching, the audience may also experience the wonderful Hungarian culture not ONLY listening but also participating.

 

For more information about the MAGOS band please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/magosegyuttes

http://www.magoszenekar.eoldal.hu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTaxMJyKimw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzBLTiWN1Ts&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEPKVn98xk8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smVrHk135lo&feature=related

http://www.folkbeats.hu/media_magos_interju.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3DcZE4gw2w

 

The Hungarian Cultural Center, NY is supporting the tour of the Ensemble. The Center is dedicated to promoting Hungarian culture and increasing the awareness of the wonderful cultural resources of Hungary to the North American public. The Center is funded by the Bálint Balassi Institute, Budapest.

Tour information:

CENTRUM MANAGEMENT – Kalman Magyar

Tel: 201-836-4869 ~ email: magyar@magyar.org ~ www.centrummanagement.org

Tour Manager: Gábor Dobi

Produced in association with Jamdance Kft., Budapest, Hungary

Magos Hungarian Folk Band Tour – Spring 2012 (click for PDF)

 

RAJKÓ Gypsy Orchestra

William Penn Association

 a Premier Fraternal Life Insurance and Annuities Company

proudly presents

RAJKÓ Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra from Budapest

A European tradition in folk and classical music at its best

“Ferenc [Franz] Liszt and His Beloved Gypsy Music”

A Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Liszt

The world famous RAJKÓ Orchestra has toured most Continents of the World with unprecedented success. They have performed in North America on many occasions and this year’s Tour marks their long awaited return. Performances will feature an eight member orchestra with traditional instruments producing the “Authentic Gypsy music” sound of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Franz [Ferenc] Liszt was greatly influenced by the music of the Hungarian Gypsy orchestras of the 19th Century; he incorporated many tunes in his compositions. The concert will include traditional folk music, classical masterpieces and old evergreen favorites, presented in a style which can only be heard in Budapest. Every performer is a highly skilled master of his instrument and the orchestra members have played together for decades, assuring a perfect ensemble sound.

A concert to be attended and not to be forgotten.”

2011 RAJKÓ TOUR DATES 

date day city state performance location time more info
02.szept FRI Philadelphia PA Hungarian Tanya: The Club is located at 1495 Huffs Church Road, Barto, PA 19504 7:00 (412) 859-0429 or (215) 712-9975
03.szept SAT Pittsburgh PA Pittsburgh Hotel – 125th Anniv. Celebration private (412)-231-2979
04.szept SUN Cleveland OH Cserkésznap, German Central Park, 7863 York Road, Parma, Ohio 1:00 (216)-410-3255
06.szept TUE Pittsburgh PA Duquesne University Tamburitzans Administration Building, 1801 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 7:30 (412)-231-2979
07.szept WE New York City NY Magyar Haz, 213 East 82nd Str New York City NY10028 7:30 (201)-836-4869
08.szept THU Washington DC Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814-4099 7:30 (301)-706-4840
09.szept FRI Cleveland OH Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Center For Science and Technology, John Carroll University, 20700 North Park Blvd., University Hts., OH 44118 8:00 (216)-288-8727
10.szept SAT Detroit MI Hungarian Rhapsody Restaurant, 14215 Northline Rd, Southgate MI, 48195 7:30 (734) 283-9622
11.szept SUN Chicago IL Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60625 7:00 (773)-728-6000
13.szept TUE Toronto ONT St Elizabeth of Hungary R C C, 432 Sheppard Ave. East,  Willowdale (Toronto),  Ontario,  Canada, M2N   3B7 7:30 (416)-693-8312 or (416)-966-5156
14.szept WE Montreal PQ Magyarok Nagyasszonya Egyhaz
90 rue Guizot Ouest, Montréal, Québec H2P 1L4, Canada
7:30 (514)-833-0476
15.szept THU Boston MA Johnny D’s / 17 Holland St at Davis Square, Somerville, MA  2144 8:30 (617) 776-2004
16.szept FRI New York City NY Tri-Institutional Noon Recitals, The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Ave. New York, NY  10021 12 noon (201)-836-4869
Wallingford CT Ben Franklin Theater,  66 Bayview Avenue, South Norwalk, CT 7:30 (860)-331-6011 or (203)-269-9768
17.szept SAT SCENIC VIEW PA William Penn Association, Penn Scenic View in Rockwood, PA. 1:00 (800)-848-7366, ext. 136
18.szept SUN New Brunswick NJ Hungarian American Athletic Club, 198 Somerset Str., New Brunswick, NJ  8901 4:00 (732)-249-3605 or (732)-735-1558

 

RAJKÓ Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra 

from Budapest

The world famous Rajkó Orchestra offers a unique musical experience and is comprised of highly skilled Gypsy musicians who have been rigoroulsy trained at its legendary music school in Budapest, Hungary. The school, together with the orchestra was established in 1952 and it specifically recruited talented young persons with Roma backgrounds and trained them in the traditions of Central European Gypsy style music. However, the students were also offered a classical musical training, shaping them to be exceptional performers. “Rajkó” means “young Roma” and, in fact, it is an appropriate name for the students at the school. The exceptional artistic standards of the “Rajkós” are unique in that they preserve a musical tradition, which is rooted in improvisation, an essential ingredient to their virtuosity.

The Rajkó Orchestra’s 2011 Tour consists of eight exceptional musicians, with a line-up consistent with the classical form of a Gypsy orchestra: Two lead violinists, called the “Primás”, second viloin, vilola, cimbalom, clarinet, cello and double bass. These instruments assure the authentic sound of the much loved and admired “Gypsy music” of the 19th and 20th Centuries.  The incredible range of their repertoire covers many genres from classical to folk music, and from operettas to gypsy music. As an added bebefit, this year marks the 200th anniversary of birth of Franz Liszt, who loved Gypsy music and based several of his famous compositions on this style. In the performance of the Rajkó Orchestra we may hear the very same music Liszt adored.

The great achievements of the Rajkó Orchestra include highly successful tours throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia, and the Far East where they have repeatedly excited and thrilled audiences. Recently they were invited twice to perfrom in the Vatican for the Pope and at the European Congress of the Pastoral Care for Gypsies. They have frequently appeared on national and international television and radio, and also have a number of critically acclaimed recordings to their names.

The William Penn Association Celebrates its 125th Year of Service to Members

The William Penn Association was founded on February 21, 1886 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, by thirteen Hungarian coal miners. The goal of the founders was to extend a helping hand to each other and to the many Hungarian immigrants who worked and suffered in the mines and industrial centers of America at a period in its history when insurance of any sort was still in the far away future. With no sick benefits, no unemployment compensation, and no death benefits for their families, and with the immigrants being maimed and killed by the thousands in the ever-recurring industrial accidents, they had no other recourse but to turn to each other for help. This is how fraternalism was born in America and prompted the thirteen founders to establish the Association.

Today the William Penn Association stands as the unrivaled major Hungarian fraternal society in America. Its goals are to provide benefits to its members and their beneficiaries; to provide housing for its elderly and disabled members; to render other fraternal services to those (including scholarships for their children); and to aid in the preservation of Hungarian culture and Hungarian ideals in this great land of America.  While the Society exists to promote and support the study of Hungarian culture, to unite American Hungarians and to perpetuate the language of the homeland, one does not have to be of Hungarian descent to join the society.

To learn more about the William Penn Association

visit /www.williampennassociation.org or call 1-800-848-7366

The tour was made possible through support from the Balassi Intézet (Institute) of Budapest (bbi.hu)

 

William Penn Association, a Premier Fraternal Life Insurance and Annuities Company

proudly presents

 

Rajkó Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra

from Budapest

A European tradition in folk and classical music at its best

“Ferenc [Franz] Liszt and His Beloved Gypsy Music”

A Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Liszt

The world famous RAJKÓ Orchestra has toured most Continents of the world with unprecedented success. They have performed in North America on many occasions and this year’s tour marks their long awaited return. Performances feature an eight member orchestra with traditional instruments producing the “Authentic Gypsy Music” sound of the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Ferenc Liszt was greatly influenced by the music of the Hungarian Gypsy orchestras of the 19th Century; he incorporated many tunes he heard in his compositions. The concert will include traditional folk music, classical masterpieces and old evergreen favorites, presented in a style which can only be heard in Budapest. Every performer is a highly skilled master of his instrument and the orchestra members have played together for decades, assuring a perfect ensemble sound.

Ferenc Liszt [1811-1886] lived in a time when national identities strengthening and with this came the development of music which collectively identified a Nation. In the case of Hungarian culture the Verbunk and Csárdás music was accepted to be “truly” Hungarian. Great musicians were responsible for the development of this new genre of music, many of Gypsy origin. Verbunk is originally a recruiting dance to entice young lads into the army by showing them how “wonderful” military life was – a curious but successful method in Hungary at that time. The Csárdás is the national dance of the Magyars, and it was one of the most popular dances in Central Europe in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Classical composers, who heard this music, were touched by it and used these musical forms in their compositions. Liszt, who lived in Budapest several months every year, loved the music of the Gypsy orchestras and he searched out the best ones. He published the first book about Gypsy Music and used the tunes in his compositions, making Hungarian music immediately recognizable around the world.

The Rajkó Orchestra is considered to be one of the most respected and important presenters and preservers of this Hungarian national music tradition – making them an important Hungaricum [specific to Hungarian culture] for the Hungarians.

PROGRAM

 

PART I – In Memory of F. Liszt

 

  1. Unknown composer: Lightning Csárdás (Villámcsárdás)

The concert opens with a virtuoso composition offering the typical flavor of Hungarian Romantic Gypsy music.

 

  1. J. Brahms (1833-1897): Hungarian Dance No. 5

Brahms greatly respected and appreciated by the work of Liszt. They had met several times and one can just imagine how they discussed their mutual admiration for Hungarian Gypsy music. Brahms completed his Hungarian dances in 1869. Dance No. 5 uses a popular csárdás theme which the composer thought to be an original folksong, but it turned out to be written by a Hungarian composer, Béla Kelér.

 

  1. Ede Reményi(1828-1898): Fly My Swallow (Repülj, Fecském)

Reményi was one of the greatest violinists of the 19th Century and his accompanist was Brahms, before Brahms became famous. Reményi had a great influence on Brahms’ music and he introduced Brahms to his good friend Liszt. Reményi wrote this piece to be able to show off his virtuosity and pay to homage to his homeland. He died in New York City.

 

  1. Folk Music Sources of Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies

Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies can be traced back to Hungarian folk and written songs popular during his stay in Budapest. The orchestra will play a bouquet of folksongs which may also be recognizable in Liszt compositions.

 

  1. F. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 14

Liszt composed 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies – the first 15 were published in 1853. All the pieces were based on Hungarian folk themes. This Rhapsody is also known as “Hungarian Fantasia” – the verbunkos and the csárdás themes are well known to every classical music lover.

 

  1. Ivó Csámpai: In Memoriam of Bihari

Csámpai, a well-known arranger and composer, orchestrated this composition which recalls the characteristic “verbunk” style made famous by one of the best known Gypsy violinists, János Bihari (1764-1827). Bihari was influential in developing the new style of Hungarian music: verbunk and csárdás and Liszt used some of his melodies, but even other composers like Beethoven and Sarasante included music in their compositions from this charismatic “prímás”.

 

  1. F. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2

This Rhapsody will likely be the most recognizable classical masterpiece fro concertgoers as “typical” Hungarian music. Liszt was a true European artist, who lived for many years outside Hungary, but he never forgot his origins and dedicated energy and money to assist Hungary and its people and was influential in establishing musical training in Budapest.

PROGRAM

 

PART II – Our Tradition

In the tradition of true Gypsy orchestras the RAJKÓ will alter the program every night to suit the specific concert audience and the musicians own creative mood in true RAJKÓ tradition! This is the essence of Roma music in Hungary or anywhere else in the world: spontaneity, improvisation and drawing a smile or a tear from the listeners. Hundreds of years of tradition in Hungary by Gypsy musicians formed and shaped the Hungarian spirit and provided great support to the Nation in times of trouble and triumph. Hungarian Gypsy Music, as we hear it at this concert, provided one of the foundations for Hungarian culture.

Part II of the program includes folk music or popular music selections loved and enjoyed by Hungarians across the globe, in addition, selections from romantic and classical composers – the roster RAJKÓ may chose from include Monti, Hubay, Dinicu, Khachaturian, Offenbach, Suppé, Strauss family from Vienna or Rossini – just to name a few. Sit back and enjoy some of the world’s most seasoned musical entertainers – who regularly play for tourists and local music lovers in Hungary. Today they will play for you!

Oh, and don’t forget to enjoy the wonderful instrumentation and instrument unique to Hungarian music. The cimbalom, for example, which completely mesmerized composers – not only Liszt and other composers of his time, but even 20th Century artists like Richard Strauss. Although this instrument may is used in many countries, this form of the instrument was the invention of the Hungarian instrument maker, József Schunda in 1874 in Budapest. It was he, who made it possible to use it as a concert instrument by inventing a pedal for the strings. The precise cimbalom we hear today was made by another famous maker, Sándor Bohák, in Hungary. The instrument is close to being hundred years old, but it was completely rebuilt and it is on its first tour in the USA. Sándor Kuti, the cimbalom player, is one of the best cimbalom players in the world today.

In the true tradition of Gypsy musicians, the audience is encouraged to suggest songs or specific concert pieces during intermission. The suggestions should be offered in writing and given to the person at the merchandizing desk. If possible, the orchestra will play the requested selections.

Finally, remember that RAJKÓ is part of a functioning music school in Budapest, which trains hundreds of pupils to carry on Hungarian cultural traditions. As with any art school today, the financial situation is challenging. Your support, financial or otherwise, is welcome.

 

www.Rajko.hu

 

The performers:

Lőrinc Danyi – violin, Gyula Fehér – violin, Mata Tamás – violin,

József Toldi – violin, Antal Suki – clarinet,

Benedek Suki – vilola, Gábor Matyi – bass

Special guest artist: Sándor Kuti – cimbalom

Managing Director of Orchestra: István Gerendási

The William Penn Association Celebrates

Its 125th Year of Service to Members

 

To learn more about the William Penn Association

visit /www.williampennassociation.org or call 1-800-848-7366

 

The tour was made possible through support from

the Balassi Intézet (Institute) of Budapest (bbi.hu) and the Hungarian Cultural Center of New York City

The tour is managed by Centrum Management – Kalman Magyar, Director

T: 201-836-4869 – email: magyar@magyar.org – www.centrummanagement.org

Hungarian Artists Management

Centrum Management is dedicated to the management and the development of Hungarian artists and artistic ensembles in North American. Centrum strives to develop to be an entity which will act as a “bridge” between the Hungarian art world and the North American art market in the hope that talent from Hungary may be marketed more effectively. Projects are numerous and are designed specifically to suit the individual goals of each client. These may include organization of performances, tours, managing contacts with other art managers and developing specific attractions.

Centrum Management works closely with professional art managers, non-profit cultural entities and community groups. It’s headquarters are in Teaneck New Jersey, USA but continuous presence in Hungary is also available.

Contact:

CENTRUM MANAGEMENT
117 John E. Busch Ave.
Somerset, NJ, 08873 USA
Tel: 1-201-836-4869
Mobil: 1-201-615-9240

web: www.centrummanagement.org

Tour of the Dűvő folk Music Band

The Tour of the DUVO folk Music Band has been set for the next sefveral
weeks. It is sponsored by the Hungarian Cultural Center in New York and
coordiated by Centrum Management.

The DUVO is a wonderful group of friendly musicicans who have been invited
back to the TITITABOR in the Seatlle area many times. This time many of you
will have chance to meet them during their tour and enjoy their interesting
program.

Here is some infor on them:
DÜVO Folk Music Band is one of Hungary’s most exciting folk music Ensembles
presenting authentic folk music from the Carpathian Basin. The Band’s
members reside in Salgotarján, Northern Hungary. The members of DÜVO have
dedicated their lives to the study of Hungarian folk music from the great
masters of remote villages where the authentic forms of folk music can still
be heard. Their dedication to preserve folk music is matched by their
enthusiasm to present it. The planned tour will take them to important
Hungarian communities, but will also include appearances in world music
clubs and cultural symposiums.

We hope you will be able to see them,

Kalman
Kalman Magyar
178 Oakdene Ave.
Teaneck NJ 07666 USA
Tel: 201-836-4869
Fax: 201-836-1590

Duvo Itinerary 2003