Győr is not only one of the most dynamically developing towns of Hungary, but is also an indispensable cultural citadel for contemporary music and art; the city provides more and more entertainment in the West Hungarian region year by year. One of its primary engines is the City Marketing Diamond Award winning RómerKvelle, which for the 7th time invites the best orchestras of the country, this year on the 26th and 27th April. The venue of the unique festival of contemporary European art for the younger generation will be of course the Rómer House and the open-air stage set up close to it in Nefelejcs köz. The event is supported by the Municipality of Győr, the National Cultural Fund and the Hungarian Hangfoglaló Program.
FIVE CHURCHES FESTIVAL ‘Rengeteg’ ‘Nothing interested me enough to do only that one thing. Although, maybe one thing: going into the forest, into the deep, across everything, deeper and deeper.’ In 2016, László Kollár-Klemencz has published his most self-identical album, the Rengeteg. With his music and lyrics, he deepens in nature and looks for the often forgotten pure, simple relationship between man and the created nature, and between man and his own nature with the ability for face reality, while still believing in ideas with real conviction. Besides the personal and intimate atmosphere of the László Kollár-Klemencz concerts, the love and presence of nature which is made even more authentic by the musicians and acoustic sounds are also experienced throughout the album. László Kollár-Klemencz – vocals, guitar Kató Mákó – vocals, archaic percussion instruments Béla Valkó – cello László Ónodi – viola Árpád Vajdovich – double bass Erik Tempfli – piano Tickets are available: Festival Office (Rát Mátyás tér 4.) Visitors’ Centre – (Baross Gábor út 21.) Online: https://tixa.hu/ottemplom
FIVE CHURCHES FESTIVAL Delioù is a duo made of a Czech violinist and harpist inspired by their own musical roots, travels and folk traditions – from Brittany, Czech Republic, Hungary, the Balkans, Turkey and Scandinavia. Their emotional music is full of beautiful lyrics and dynamism. Direct and mysterious, gentle and raw, as the two young ladies are playing in the silence and dream of a surging sea or emerald forest. The whole concert is a wild and romantic travel, flying in the wind on the wings of Brittany, a walk in Paris, an unparalleled rhythm over the Carpathians towards the Balkans, or a flying carpet, far from the magical East. All of this is among the historic walls of a tiny church that has been here for centuries and yet has seen everything that this music is all about. Jitka Malczyk – violin Celestine Doedens – harp Tickets are available: Festival Office (Rát Mátyás tér 4.) Visitors’ Centre – (Baross Gábor út 21.) Online: https://tixa.hu/ottemplom
FIVE CHURCHES FESTIVAL The Greccio Chamber Choir, with trained musicians not only raises the beauty of the liturgy on the masses of the Franciscan Church of Budapest with the Gregorian ordinaries and proprium items, as well as the works of renaissance authors, but they also give independent concerts, primarily from the works of Renaissance and Baroque church authors. This evening we can listen to the following passages of the Cantiones Sacrae series from the Dutch baroque composer J.P. Sweelinc: Ecce prandium meum paravi, Beati pauperes and Beati omnes. Featuring the Greccio Choir, led by Mónika Kecskés. Tickets are available: Festival Office (Rát Mátyás tér 4.) Visitors’ Centre – (Baross Gábor út 21.) Online: https://tixa.hu/ottemplom
FIVE CHURCHES FESTIVAL The concert of the flute students of the Péter Király-Kőnig Music School of Szeged and the flute students of the János Richter Music Academy of Győr. Teachers: Tünde Marosné Kovács and László Greksa Free admission.
FIVE CHURCHES FESTIVAL Island Home is an experimental performance that combines storytelling, object theater, puppets, pop-up architecture, and the special artistic vision that the artist puts on the stage from his graphic works, making the sensitive lines the actors of it all. The production is made of small stories of different people’s journeys, showing different aspects of the voluntary or involuntary departure from home. Each story has its own visual journey, looking for peace and acceptance in the world through symbols and lyrical images. Directed, designed and played by Katarína Caková The performance is in English. Tickets are available: Festival Office (Rát Mátyás tér 4.) Visitors’ Centre – (Baross Gábor út 21.) Online: https://tixa.hu/ottemplom
FIVE CHURCHES FESTIVAL Musical object theater and concert from the works of Karel Čapek Two dog owners, Karel Čapek and Matija Solce tries to understand and explain the human world from the perspective of their own dog. The dual meaning of the social system, which, in the case of Čapek, is the confrontation between the 30s Czech political world and the postmodern world of Solce, is revealed through the gentle story of a dog. Sensitivity and playfulness are mixed with serious political issues such as the Holocaust and Nazi propaganda, which is comic and frighteningly related to today’s mass media manipulation. At first sight, this story is about the life of dogs, but the creators were careful enough by not letting the audience stay superficial. Written by Karel Čapek and Matija Solce Designed, directed, music written and played by Matija Solce Dramatic advisor: Ariel Doron and Sara Evelyn Brownban The performance is in English. 16+ Tickets are available: Festival Office (Rát Mátyás tér 4.) Visitors’ Centre – (Baross Gábor út 21.) Online: https://tixa.hu/ottemplom
FIVE CHURCHES FESTIVAL The Venetian master, G. B. Riccio’s collection, titled Divine Lodi Musicali, was released in 1620. For this concert the performers selected from the light vocal and instrumental pieces of the early Italian Baroque, from G. B. Fontana, G. B. Riccio, B. Marini’s canzone’s and sonatas. The performers and audience are seated on the gallery, surrounding the evening’s real protagonist, the freshly renovated organ of the Old Lutheran Church. Zsuzsanna Takács – vocals Zoltán Mizsei – vocals János Bali – Renaissance recorder Nóra Kallai – cello Dóra Pétery – organ Tickets are available: Festival Office (Rát Mátyás tér 4.) Visitors’ Centre – (Baross Gábor út 21.) Online: https://tixa.hu/ottemplom
FIVE CHURCHES FESTIVAL Algorhythms album release concert Barabás Lőrinc trumpeter and composer is an active participant of the improvisational music life of Budapest. Over the past ten years, his concerts and different formations have provided fertile ground for others who are also experimenting on the boarder of jazz and electronic music. He has gained wider international recognition at events such as the Montreaux Jazz Festival or the iTunes Festival in London, where he played with Valerie June, but has also shared the stage with Thievery Corporation, Bonobo or Erik Truffaz. In Live Act Formation Barabás performs solo his songs written for loop station, trumpet, and keyboard. With at times meditative, other times electronic feels, his compositions create a unique musical world. Hopefully this evening, even more special in a Catholic church. Tickets are available: Festival Office (Rát Mátyás tér 4.) Visitors’ Centre – (Baross Gábor út 21.) Online: https://tixa.hu/ottemplom
FIVE CHURCHES FESTIVAL Fekete Seretlek is a band, where all members are actors. Their latest musical theatrical performance was inspired by Orwell’s 1984. In this future world, the underground system is controlled by the smartest animals, the rats. They know everything about people and they cannot wait to meet them. The rhythm of the dynamic game is created by modern sounds, combined with ancient folk music elements. This strong musical presence creates a new atmosphere for puppet theater experimenting with objects. Dynamic music, sarcasm, humor and horror blend in a gruesome ancient, yet terrifyingly modern utopia, about the world we live in or will soon live in. Written and directed by Matija Solce Production designer: Matija Solce and Jiři N. Jelinek Music: Fekete Seretlek Played by: Pavol Smolar, Anna Bubníková, Jiří N. Jelínek, Ivo Sedláček and Matija Solce Production: Studio Damúza The performance is in English. 16+ Tickets are available: Festival Office (Rát Mátyás tér 4.) Visitors’ Centre – (Baross Gábor út 21.) Online: https://tixa.hu/ottemplom
This is the 6th year we organize the very successful Sweet Days of Győr chocolate- and desert festival. During the day, besides the exciting professional workshops, the exhibitors will present their professional tricks. Visitors can create their own favorite handmade sweets. In the morning amateur bands and in the evenings prestigious artists will play on the stage, which will be even nicer with delicious chocolates and drinks in hand. Sweeten your weekend!
Stylish Art Picnic was created based on the SVÉT events (Rural Restaurants Association). It is a cultural-gastronomical event with the participation of rural restaurants, gastro-workshops and confectioneries. The members of this association believe in preserving their gastronomical values, genuine, generous rural hospitality, and serving delicious, high standard dishes of regional ingredients in their venues. The event is completed with an open-air exhibition of the artworks of important contemporary Hungarian fine artists. Cooperative partners: ’Stílusos Vidéki Éttermiség’ (Rural Restaurants Association), Hungarian Gastronomic Association.