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Liszt Concert in Hungarian Cultural Garden

Franz Liszt Concert
Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden
June 26, 2016

The Hungarian Cultural Garden in Cleveland hosted the annual Liszt Concert in the Garden on Sunday June 26, 2016.

The event began with the singing of the national anthems. After singing the US national anthem, Ted Horvath led the Himnusz, the official national anthem of Hungary, to begin the annual Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden in Cleveland.



Bob Kita, Ted Horvath and Carolyn Balogh

Bob Kita, Ted Horvath and Carolyn Balogh


Carolyn Balogh welcomed the crowd to the annual Liszt Concert and gave a brief history of the Hungarian Cultural Garden and the chain of Cleveland Cultural Gardens.

Carolyn Balogh

Carolyn Balogh


She congratulated the British Garden and the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation on their Centennial this year.



Carolyn Balogh introduced Bob Kita, host of a Hungarian radio show, as MC for the Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden.

Bob Kita

Bob Kita


Bob then introduced Vera Holczer-Waroquet Founder and Director of the Aurora School of Music.



Vera Holczer-Waroquet

Vera Holczer-Waroquet

Vera Holczer-Waroquet, Founder and Director of the Aurora School of Music, told how it is essential to have a piano for the annual Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden, not just a keyboard.

Assembling the Yamaha Grand Piano

Assembling the Yamaha Grand Piano


Vera introduced piano faculty member Luwen Chen from China who performed Liszt's La Chapelle de Guillaume Tell.



Luwen Chen

Luwen Chen


Vera Holczer introduced piano virtuoso Marina Kerze who performed Liszt's Gondoliera for the annual Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden in Cleveland. This video is highlights of the longer piece.

Marina Kerze

Marina Kerze



Marina Kerze

Marina Kerze


Next, Vera Holczer-Waroquet performed Liszt's Bells of Geneva.



Vera Holczer

Vera Holczer


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Vera Holczer-Waroquet then introduced voice faculty member Kyle Kelvington who performed Franz Liszt's Feudvoll und Liedvoll.

Kyle Kelvington

Kyle Kelvington



Voice faculty member Kyle Kelvington of the Aurora School of Music performed Franz Liszt's Wanderers Nachtlied.



Then Kyle Kelvington of the Aurora School of Music performed selections from Hary Janos by Zoltán Kodály


Kyle Kelvington

Kyle Kelvington



Vera Holczer then introduced Cello Faculty member Chauncy Aceret who performed Brahms Hungarian Dances.

Chauncy Aceret

Chauncy Aceret



Next was student Leah Kosmin who performed Monti Czardas on violin at the annual Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden.

Leah Kosmin

Leah Kosmin



Bob Kita, host of a Hungarian radio show and MC for the Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden presented flowers to Vera Holczer-Waroquet and the other performers as they took their final bows.

Liszt Concert performers bow



Liszt Concert performers flowers

Carolyn Balogh, Vera Holczer and Ernie Mihaly

Carolyn Balogh, Vera Holczer and Ernie Mihaly


Kori Smith and Richard Fleischman

Kori Smith and Richard Fleischman


Vera and husband with their twins

Vera and husband with their twins




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