Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden
Cleveland Hungarian Cultural Garden June 24, 2018
The Hungarian Cultural Garden was formally dedicated in 1938 making 2018 the 80th anniversary of the Garden. The Hungarian Cultural Garden is one of about 30 ethnic gardens in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.
After an 80th anniversary program including singing of the Himnusz, a retrospective on the Garden and introduction of dignitaires and people present at the 1938 dedication, Hungarian Cultural Garden president Carolyn Balogh turned the program over to Vera Holczer, founder and president of the Aurora School of Music.
Vera Holczer and Carolyn Balogh
Vera greeted the audience and then introduced Jimmy Thompson who, along with Vera on piano, played Ziganeweizen by Sarasate on violin.
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Jimmy Thompson and Vera Holczer
Next, tenor Kyle Kelvington sang Freudvoll und Leidvoll by Liszt in German.
Next, Kyle Kelvington sang Hazam, Hazam by Ferenc Erkel.
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Next, Omar Ramirez-Perez performed Franz Liszt's Valley d'Oberman on piano.
Next, Vera Holczer performed Bells of Geneva by Liszt.
Next, Vera Holczer performed a duet with Ruth Desiree Logan of the Hungarian Dances Number 5 by Brahms.
Vera Holczer and Ruth Desiree Logan
Next, Ruth Desiree Logan performed Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody Number 3 on the piano.
Ruth Desiree Logan
Next, 14 year old Brian Harper played Clair de Lune by Debussy on the piano.
The final performance was Brian Harper playing Allegro Barbaro by Bartok
Vera Holczer thanked the performers and the audience and the performers were presented with bouquets of flowers before posing with the fans.
Ruth Desiree Logan
Ruth Desiree Logan, Brian Harper and Vera Holczer
Performers with Hungarian Garden dignitaries
This was another outstanding performance by Vera Holczer and the Aurora School of Music students and teachers. Congratulations to the Hungarian Cultural Garden for this 80th anniversary event and thanks for bringing it to the community for free.
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