Final concert of the Hungarian Cultural Year in Israel: Festive Gala with the Stars of Hungarian Music, accompanied by an Israeli Orchestra
The closing of the Hungarian Cultural Year in Israel will be a Hungarian salute concert in Jerusalem for the Israeli audience. The festive gala will be opened by Andrea Rost, the biggest Hungarian opera star of the last decade.
Andrea Rost will perform snippets from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and the Magic Flute, and Béla Bartók’s Divertimento. The musical accompaniment will be provided by the Raanana Symphony Orchestra. Next, young Hungarian classical musicians and virtuosos will perform during this magical evening, all of them winners of the youth classical talent research competition held under the patronage of Anita Harcsa, wife of the President of Hungary: Tamás Kökény (double bass), Júlia Váradi (violin), Amira Abuzara (violin), Daniel Eli Lugasz (clarinet), Máté Bencze (saxophone), Eszter Holozsai (flute).
In the second part of the evening, dedicated to Hungarian folk and gypsy music, Miklós Lukács, composer, and the world-leading jazz-cimbalom artist and orchestra, the State Folk Band will perform and showcase the finest of Hungarian folk music and dance culture.