János Arany Memorial Year
The year 2017 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest Hungarian poets, János Arany. 2017 has been declared as the János Arany Memorial Year by the Hungarian Parliament and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA). The patron of the memorial year is László Lovász, President of MTA. MMA is supporting the Poetry Festival this year.
Quasimodo poetry competition announced
Hungarian poets could apply for the 25th jubilee Quasimodo Poetry Competition with two unpublished poems until 31 March. Katalin Mezey, poet, writer, chair of the Section of Literature of MMA and president of the board of the Quasimodo Foundation said that the jury was going to make the decision in July and the award-giving ceremony was going to take place at the International Meeting of Poets in Balatonfüred on 9 September.
37th Budapest Spring Festival
The 37th Budapest Spring Festival, between 31 March – 23 April, awaits visitors with a programme that involves many of the arts, with events in classical music, opera, jazz, world music, dance, contemporary circus, theatre and the visual arts. With the best Hungarian performers and real world stars, the Budapest Spring Festival is a truly special occasion, presenting premieres and co-productions with partner institutions.
Young talents on the stage of MMA
Cooperating with the Career Office of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music the Section of Music of MMA has undertook the task of organizing performances of the most talented musical students on the Sinkovits Chameber Stage of the Vigadó, centre of MMA. The program series began with the concert of Mihály Demeniv (accordion) on 6 March. The next concert is going to be that of Eszter Karasszon (cello) and Mira Farkas (harp) on 10 April. The concerts are admission free, but registration is needed.