About this Event
Join us for a magical and fun filled day for the entire family celebrating the Day of Hungarian Folk Tales at the Hungarian House in New York, organized by the Liszt Institute New York.
- 1:30pm - Playhouse rock'n'roll with Eszter Kárász and the Eszter-lánc fairy-tale band
Eszter Kárász and Eszter-lánc fairy-tale band perform an interactive show for children and childlike adults, where stories come to life with the help of music and, of course, children. The songs, sounds and instruments all become characters in a fairy tale, whose adventures can be shaped by the children's ideas. Children's songs and poems set to music by contemporary poets will accompany us on our journey, which may well end with new band members among the children.
Eszter Kárász - voice, ukulele
István Bata - guitar
Árpád Szabó - violin
- 2:30pm - Hungarian Folk Tales screening and creative children's workshop with László Tóth animator from the Kecskemét Animation Studio
On the 30th of September we celebrate the Day of Hungarian Folk Tales. On this occasion László Tóth animator will hold a children's workshop with a short introduction to the history of Hungarian Folk Tales and animation followed by a screening of the most beloved folk tales. Afterward the participating children will have a chance to create something unique with their own hands!
- 3:00pm - In a Hundred Different Ways...concert with Eszter Kárász, István Bata and Árpád Szabó
With the aid of outstanding musicians guitarist István Bata and violinist Árpád Szabó, singer and performer Eszter Kárász will guide the audience through popular and lesser known, old and new songs, from the Hungarian chansons of the hundreds, from film scores to the ever topical Tamás Cseh songs to today's world music, with lots of humour and self-irony.
The event is free of charge, all you need to bring is your high spirits and creativity!
Please, note that the event is going to be conducted in Hungarian!
Eszter Kárász - actor, performing artist
As a child actor, he became known for the film Donkey Cough (Szamárköhögés). After graduating from International Pető András Institute of Conductive Education for the Motor Disabled and Conductor-Teacher Training College, she studied Theater Pedagogy at the Hungarian University of Theatre and Film Arts. She is currently working as an actor and drama teacher. Since 2001 she has been a member of the Red Nose Clown Doctors Foundation. Besides her theatre performances, she brings smiles to children's faces with her children's orchestra, the Eszter-lánc fairy-tale band in many parts of the country and the world. She is the mother of two children, Dorka and Janka.
István Bata - guitarist
Born in 1979 in Törökkanizsa (Yugoslavia). He started to study music as a self-taught musician. At the age of 20, he studied for a year with János Magyar at the Hammido Elementary Music School in Szeged, and from 2000 he studied bass guitar at Egon Póka's Music Studio in Kőbánya. In 2004 he was accepted to the Jazz Department of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, where he was a student of Béla Lattmann. He plays in several bands (R-Go, Kata & Soultrain, Trio forte and various session assignments) but for self-expression he has found a home at Special Providence. His favourite bass players are Jaco Pastorius, Gary Willis, Victor Bailey, Nathan East.
Árpád Szabó - violin
Árpád Szabó is a violinist and member in several pop-rock and world music bands. He has been playing exclusively pop music for almost 20 years. His career is still on the upswing, current bands include Szeder, songs by Tamás Cseh from Vodku's Sons, Wigama Lekko, Grecsó-Hrutka Tandem.
László Tóth - Fairy Tale-workshop
László Tóth, an animation specialist, was admitted to the Kecskemét Animation Studio (now Kecskemétfilm) in 1989, after his graduation from high school. Over the decades he has worked in a number of different jobs in the profession, learning from some of the most renowned directors in the Hungarian animation world. His experience as an animator and supervisor has been cultivated in several studios in Western Europe and Asia. He is currently working mainly as a project manager and partly as an associate producer. His best-known films include Bear Invasion of Sicily, The Red Turtle, Pinocchio, The Secret of Kells, The Little Polar Bear, Laura's Star, The Monkey's Castle, the feature-length films Rope, Gods, The Bards of Wales, and he has also produced the TV series Toldi, Hungarian Folktales.
His profession is well complemented by photography, motivated by the observation and recording of geometric forms in architecture or details of nature. His favourite subjects include the world of sunlight projections - the shadow of an ornate balustrade on a staircase, the fractal-like pattern of tree branches resembling a network of veins. In recent years, he has developed these into mirrored, symmetrical, abstract works that carry a mystical content beyond the realistic details.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Hungarian House, 213 East 82nd Street, New York, United States