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Liszt Concert in the Hungarian Cultural Garden

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 Holczer and Carolyn Balogh

Vera Holczer

Vera Holczer


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 on violin

Jimmy Thompson

Jimmy Thompson and Vera Holczer

Jimmy Thompson and Vera Holczer

Next, tenor Kyle Kelvington sang Freudvoll und Leidvoll by Liszt in German.



Kyle Kelvington

Kyle Kelvington


Next, Kyle Kelvington sang Hazam, Hazam by Ferenc Erkel.



Kyle Kelvington

Kyle Kelvington


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Next, Omar Ramirez-Perez performed Franz Liszt's Valley d'Oberman on piano.



Omar Ramirez-Perez

Omar Ramirez-Perez


Omar Ramirez-Perez  performing

Next, Vera Holczer performed Bells of Geneva by Liszt.



Vera Holczer performed Bells of Geneva by Liszt at the 80th anniversary celebration of the Hungarian Cultural Garden

Vera Holczer


Vera Holczer performed Bells of Geneva by Liszt at the 80th anniversary celebration of the Hungarian Cultural Garden

Next, Vera Holczer performed a duet with Ruth Desiree Logan of the Hungarian Dances Number 5 by Brahms.



Vera Holczer and Ruth Desiree Logan

Vera Holczer and Ruth Desiree Logan


Vera Holczer and Ruth Desiree Logan

Vera Holczer and Ruth Desiree Logan

Next, Ruth Desiree Logan performed Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody Number 3 on the piano.



Ruth Desiree Logan

Ruth Desiree Logan


Ruth Desiree Logan

Next, 14 year old Brian Harper played Clair de Lune by Debussy on the piano.



Brian Harper

Brian Harper


The final performance was Brian Harper playing Allegro Barbaro by Bartok



Brian Harper

Brian Harper


Vera Holczer thanked the performers and the audience and the performers were presented with bouquets of flowers before posing with the fans.

Vera Holczer

Vera Holczer

Ruth Desiree Logan with flowers

Ruth Desiree Logan

Ruth Desiree Logan, Brian Harper and Vera Holczer

Ruth Desiree Logan, Brian Harper and Vera Holczer

Performers with Hungarian Garden dignitaries

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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