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Liszt Concert in Hungarian Cultural Garden

Franz Liszt Concert
Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden
June 25, 2017

The Hungarian Cultural Garden in Cleveland hosted the annual Liszt Concert in the Garden on Sunday June 25, 2017.

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.

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Carolyn Balogh and Ted Horvath sing the anthem

Carolyn Balogh and Ted Horvath sing the anthem



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. The Hungarian Garden was dedicated in 1938 so in 2018 it will be 80 years old.

Carolyn Balogh

Carolyn Balogh





Radio host Bob Kita of WCSB introduced Vera Holczer, founder and director of the Aurora School of Music.

Bob Kita

Bob Kita



Vera Holczer

Vera Holczer

Vera Holczer introduced violinist Jimmy Thompson who performed Bartok's Hungarian Dances.

Jimmy Thompson on violin

Jimmy Thompson



Jimmy Thompson then performed Bartok at the Countryside.

Jimmy Thompson on violin



Jimmy Thompson on violin

Next, Vera Holczer introduced pianist Ruth Logan who performed Hungarian Rhapsody Number 6 by Franz Liszt.

Ruth Logan

Ruth Logan



Next, Ruth Logan performed Franz Liszt's Constellation #3.

Ruth Logan



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Next, Vera Holczer introduced Mezzo-Soprano Hannah Flower who performed Die Loreie by Franz Liszt.

Hannah Flower

Hannah Flower




Hannah Flower

Then Vera Holczer performed Bells of Geneva by Franz Liszt on the piano.

Vera Holczer

Vera Holczer



Next, Vera Holczer introduced 13 year old Brian Harper who performed At the Lake Wallenstadt by Franz Liszt on the piano.

Brian Harper

Brian Harper



Brian Harper then performed Bagpipe Song by Béla Bartók on the piano.

Brian Harper



Vera Holczer introduced a young cello student Rochelle who performed Hungarian Dances by Brahms.

Rochelle on cello



Rochelle on cello

Radio show host Bob Kita thanks Vera Holczer, founder and director of the Aurora School of Music, and the other performers at the conclusion of the annual Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden in Cleveland.

Bob Kita thanks performers

Bob Kita thanks performers



Enjoy these other images from the Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden.

Performers in front of Franz Liszt relief

Performers in front of Franz Liszt relief


Vera Holczer with Franz Liszt

Vera Holczer with Franz Liszt


Ruth Logan with Franz Liszt

Ruth Logan with Franz Liszt


Hannah Flower  with Franz Liszt

Hannah Flower with Franz Liszt


Student Brian Harper  with Franz Liszt

Student Brian Harper with Franz Liszt


Student Rochelle  with Franz Liszt

Student Rochelle with Franz Liszt


Super volunteer Greg Polyak

Super volunteer Greg Polyak


Jenny and Glenn Brown

Jenny and Glenn Brown


Some of the crowd in Hungarian Garden


watching the concert


Having fun at Liszt concert


Greg Polyak singing anthem


Carolyn Balogh and Bob Kita

Carolyn Balogh and Bob Kita




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