January 13-15, 2006 - Concerts in New York and New Jersey

REMEMBER HUNGARY 1956

Piano Recitals by

ENDRE HEGEDŰS

from Budapest, Hungary
One of Hungary's most accomplished pianists

Concerts are dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising and for the benefit of the New York Area Coordinating Committee for the Commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

See photoreports from two of the
three performances held in the New York Area in the
Lambert Castle Museum, Paterson, NJ
Klavierhouse Concert Hall, New York, NY
Presbyterian Church of New Brunswick, NJ


Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Friends!
Tisztelt Vendégek, Hölgyeim és Uraim, Kedves Barátaink!

With this concert this afternoon we begin a yearlong commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

Not just what it stood for fifty years ago in Central Europe, but also what it represents today and what it means for the future of mankind.

In 1956 the Hungarian Revolution stood for a death-defyingly courageous struggle of a David for national independence, freedom and democracy against one of the most formidable nuclear Goliaths of the world.

Today it represents one of the first major, truth-revealing uprisings against the seemingly invincible Soviet Communist tyranny, from which that Evil Empire could never again fully recover until its final collapse fifteen years ago.

For the future of mankind the 1956 Hungarian Revolution became one of the brightest stars in the galaxy of those historic events, which define the human race’s eternal aspiration for truth, for self-determination, for liberty.

As we enjoy our inspiringly outstanding musical program this evening, let us in our hearts strengthen our hope that the light of that star will shine brightly forever, helping future generations to find their way to realizing their quest for ever-expanding freedom.
We bow our heads to the fallen heroes of fifty years ago and we raise our hearts in gratitude, and in solidarity with the living Hungarian spirit of 1956.

Él, éljen 1956!

Introductory remarks by Professor Károly Nagy
at the January 15 concert in New Brunswick NJ by


January 13, 2006 - Lambert Castle Museum, Paterson, NJ

Photos: László Kerkay

The Steinway Artist Endre Hegedűs has received Liszt-Award and the Medal of Merit of the Republic of Hungary from the President of Hungary, also has been awarded with Pro Urbe and Kulture 22 prizes for his brilliant piano performances.

He has accomplished 2200 public performances, 21 CD albums, 19 hours of TV recordings has been published from his live concerts.

Endre Hegedűs was introduced by Kálmán Magyar,
Director of American Hungarian Museum, Passaic, NJ

Program:

Liszt: Hungarian Anthem and Summons
Liszt: God's Blessing in the Loneliness
Bartók: Evening in the Village and Allegro Barbaro
Bartók: Old Hungarian Dance Tunes
Liszt: 14th Hungarian Rhapsody

Chopin: Etude in C minor Op 10. No. 12 "Revolutionary"
Chopin: Nocturne in B flat minor Op. 9 No. 1
Chopin: Polonaise in A flat major Op. 53 "Heroic"
Erkel-Liszt: Swan's Song and March from the opera "Hunyadi László"
Liszt: Dreams of love No. 3
Liszt: 15th Hungarian Rhapsody "Rákóczi March"

Kálmán Magyar is thanking the performance;
He is joined by Maryjane Proctor, President of Board of Trustees
of the Museum and Edward Smyk, Passaic County historian


January 14, 2006 - Klavierhouse Concert Hall, New York, NY

Photos: Gabriella Gyorffy

ENDRE HEGEDŰS

The jubilee recitals honor the 1956 heroes

Endre Hegedűs was introduced by Kálmán Magyar and Csaba Téglás, members of the Coordinating Committee for the Commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

During intermezzo we had the chance to look at the
wonderful concert pianos of the Klavierhouse