"Elapsing Time" came to Vigadó
The unique and large-scale fine art exhibition of HAA – which first opened on 5 July 2019 with the title Verstrichene Zeit – Elapsing Time in the Museum of Modern Arts in Passau (Museum Moderner Kunst), then travelled around Europe – came home to Vigadó, the centre of HAA. The display is in connection with the Hungarian memorial year of the political and economic change 30 years ago, i.e. the end of the Communist era. The academicians of HAA have evoked this historical and dicisive event in the language of art.
Unique recordings from Orfeo Orchestra and Purcel Choir
The Esterházy Music Collection is a joint venture between the Orfeo Foundation and HAA Publishing House.
With the ensembles (the Orfeo Orchestra celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and the Purcel Choir) of György Vashegyi, the President of HAA, a new series has been launched entitled Esterházy Music Collection, which is a selection of the forgotten treasures of the Hungarian musical heritage under the care of Accent Publishing House.
Orator of Trianon
The Hungarian orator of Trianon, Count Albert Apponyi gave a memorable speech 101 years ago 16 on January 1920. In 1931 on his 85th birthday Apponyi was greeted with a commemorative meeting at the Parliament, and several photographs were taken of this event, including a recording of Apponyi's thanks to those celebrating him from the pulpit in the Chamber of Deputies. On the basis of such a recording a painting by Zoltán Veress might have been made after Apponyi's death (1933), which was unveiled in 1934 in the presence of political and public dignities and the family. The picture was later transferred from the Parliament to the Hungarian National Museum.
György Cziffra Memorial Year
In 2021 the Hungarian and international music scene is to pay tribute to the memory of the world-famous pianist György Cziffra with the Cziffra100 program series. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the artist, the period from February 2021 to May 2022 has been declared the György Cziffra Memorial Year by the Hungarian government, and it was added it to the list of annually celebrated anniversaries by UNESCO. The memorial year is to open with the Cziffra Festival in February with its concerts in Budapest, after which the programs are to continue throughout the year in 13 rural cities, 15 countries with a total of more than 100 events.