Check out these photos from our Toronto concert on November 17. Thank you to all our wonderful performers and everyone who helped to make this concert a success. We hope to see you at our Ottawa concert this Tuesday, November 29 at 7:30pm.
The (true) anatomy of musical instruments. Or how a piano is like a car. http://www.classicfm.com/humour/instruction-diagrams
Did you know why the Hungarian flag in the logo designed for this 60th commemorative year has a hole in the middle of it? It is to remind us that during the Upr...ising, the revolutionaries cut out the Soviet logo (that replaced the Hungarian logo with the crown) from the middle. It was a wonderful symbol of the hopefulness to overthrow the communist regime.
The November 17th and (29th) concerts celebrate this period in Hungary's history, and proudly present the country's best composers internationally.
Did you know: Bartók's Allegro barbaro was composed in 1911, but the first performance didn't occur until 1921.
Mary Kenedi performs Bartók's 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs for piano, Sz. 71, BB 79 (Tizenöt magyar parasztdal). Did you know that this year marks the 135th anniversary of Bartók's birth? Bartók is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century, and he is regarded as one of Hungary's greatest composers.
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We are busy putting up our new posters for the A Bridge to the Future concerts in November. If you find one, take a pic, post it here, and you could win a t-shirt! #champ1956 #concerts #musicTO #Toronto
Check us out on the Hungarian Consul General's webpage:
Mary Kenedi plays Marjan Mozetich's Prelude from "Three Pieces for Piano Solo": https://youtu.be/9MwM661QOvw
Hommage à Chopin by Jack Behrens: http://youtu.be/ovANt55uIwk?a
Now you can support CHAMP by wearing Ivan Kenedi's photograph of the Hungarian Chain Bridge. Choose from many styles and colours, available for adults, kids, toddlers and babies. There are also fine art prints available. All funds support our concerts this November. Thank you!
In the Introduction, Zoltan Kodály wrote: "Until the war, one could hear such pieces in every village, played either on the violin or on a shepherd’s flute; old people used to sing them. The famous Hungarian dances, world-famous through Brahms are the expression of the spirit of the Hungarian city about 1860, being mostly composed by native musicians of this epoch. The Marosszék dances are of a former period, suggestive of the image of Transylvania, once called “Fairyland”."
Have a story to share with CHAMP and A Bridge to the Future? Let us know. We would like to publish some stories in our souvenir program booklet. Thanks Krisztina Szabo for sharing your story. #CHAMP #HungarianCanadian
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Did you know? The biggest influence on Kodály's music came from Hungarian folk music. In 1905 he and Béla Bartók began to record and collect Hungarian folksongs. His ongoing work of collecting, analyzing, editing, and organizing this vast body of folk material was his way of preserving the Hungarian culture.
The Canadian-Hungarian Association for Music Performance needs your help. We are presenting two concerts celebrating Hungarian and contemporary Canadian music. Toronto-Trinity St. Paul's-Nov. 17, Ottawa-Nov. 29, both @ 7:30pm.
Please visit our Kickstarter page to support A Bridge to the Future: http://kck.st/2cnjpuO - Thank you!