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Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden

Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden
July 14, 2012

The beautiful Hungarian Cultural Garden was the stage for the annual Liszt Concert in the Garden.

Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden

A large tent was set up (not as easy as it sounds!) but the weather cooperated that afternoon.

Tent builders at Hungarian Cultural Garden in Cleveland

Tent Builders - John Szucs, Steve Reger,
Zoltan Mestrits and Jim Balogh


9 foot Yamaha grand piano

The Aurora School of Music donated a 9 foot
Yamaha grand piano for the concert


Carolyn Balogh

Carolyn Balogh


Carolyn Balogh welcomed the crowd and the program began with the US National Anthem and the Magyar Himnusz sung by Theodore Horvath and accompanied by Vera Holczer on piano.

Vera Holczer and Ted Horvath

Vera Holczer and Ted Horvath


Ted Horvath

Ted Horvath





Ted Horvath and Carolyn Balogh

Ted Horvath and Carolyn Balogh


Greg Polyak introduced the performers

Greg Polyak introduced the performers


Greg Polyak introduced the concert. The performers were under the direction of Vera Holczer, founder and director of the Aurora School of Music. Vera was born in Budapest and began her piano studies at age 9. Her advanced studies are from the Cleveland Institute of Music and she regularly performs on WCLV 104.9 FM.

Vera Holczer of Aurora School of Music

Vera Holczer


The first performance was by Pianist Weiwen Ma from Shanghai China and now of the Aurora School of Music. She performed Liszt's Polonaise.

Pianist Weiwen Ma from Shanghai China

Pianist Weiwen Ma





Pianist Weiwen Ma from Shanghai China


Pianist Weiwen Ma from Shanghai China


Pianist Yuka Nakayama and Clarinetist Jennifer Hublin performed Debussy's Rhapsody.

Pianist Yuka Nakayama and Clarinetist Jennifer Hublin of the Aurora School of Music

Pianist Yuka Nakayama and Clarinetist Jennifer Hublin


Pianist Yuka Nakayama and Clarinetist Jennifer Hublin of the Aurora School of Music


Pianist Yuka Nakayama and Clarinetist Jennifer Hublin of the Aurora School of Music





Bartok's Rhapsody No. 1 for violin and piano was performed by Swiss native Chiara Fasani on violin and Vera Holczer on piano.

Chiara Fasani on violin

Chiara Fasani


Chiara Fasani on violin


Chiara Fasani on violin




Vera Holczer and Chiara Fasani

Vera Holczer and Chiara Fasani



Anjin Srewart-Funaa sang a A French song by Debussy accompanied by Vera Holczer.

Anjin Srewart-Funaa

Anjin Srewart-Funaa


Anjin Srewart-Funaa





Vera Holczer and Anjin Srewart-Funaa

Vera Holczer and Anjin Srewart-Funaa


Julie Beistline on violin and pianist Vera Holczer of the Aurora School of Music performed a Czardas Hungarian folk song.

Julie Beistline on violin

Julie Beistline


Julie Beistline on violin





Vera Holczer and Julie Beistline on violin


Clarinetist Jennifer Hublin and pianist Vera Holczer of the Aurora School of Music performed 2 pieces of Gypsy Music by Brahms.




Vera Holczer and Jenny Hublin

Vera Holczer and Jenny Hublin





Pianist Yuka Nakayama and Clarinetist Jennifer Hublin of the Aurora School of Music performed Hungarian folk songs.

Pianist Yuka Nakayama and Clarinetist Jennifer Hublin

Pianist Yuka Nakayama and Clarinetist Jennifer Hublin





Pianist Yuka Nakayama and Clarinetist Jennifer Hublin


At the end of the concert, the performers received a rousing ovation from the crowd.

Greg Polyak and Vera Holczer

Greg Polyak and Vera Holczer


Performers after the Liszt concert





Group shot of Liszt Concert performers


See more photos - faces in the crowd - from the Concert in the Hungarian Garden

Tree Planting ceremony after Liszt Concert


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