5 Mar, 2013
Opening of the Emánuel Moór Exhibition at the Institute - 25 February, 2013
Composer Emánuel Moór was born in Kecskemét 150 years ago. To celebrate this anniversary, an exhibition was set up from the materials of the Emanuel und Henrik Moor Stiftung in Germany. The event was followed by a concert of his works at the Kodály School of Kecskemét. The exhibition was opened by Dorothea Gersing, president of the Foundation and Dr Tamás Róna, leading rabbi of the region.
Instead of regular teaching, students of the Institute listened to different lectures and workshops during the special week. Guest lecturers were: Ildikó Herboly-Kocsár, Róisín Blunnie (Ireland) and Gabriella Thész.
NEWS ARCHIVES - 2012:
To honour the 130th anniversary of the birth of Zoltán Kodály the Kodály Art Festival, usually held during the summer, took place in December in 2012. Two concerts of the Festival have been hosted by the Kodály Institute and the Choir of the Institute (formed from students of the Institute) performed at the closing concert of the Festival.
On 16th December the students of the Institute greeted Zoltán Kodály at his birthplace with singing and laying a wreath by the memorial plaque there. In the evening the Choir of the Institute, alongside with other renown artists, performed Kodály’s Te Deum of Buda Castle – the concert also served as the closing event of the Kodály Art Festival.
After the concert the students, professors and workers of the Institute celebrated in the Concert Hall, around the Christmas tree. On 17th December professors of the Institute gave a Christmas concert to families from the SOS Children’s Village, Kecskemét. The concert, enriched by some slides and a playful educational quiz as well, proved delightful for all age groups of the audience: from the littlest ones to adults.
The Kodály Institute of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music has organised the "In Memoriam Katalin Forrai- Following in the Footsteps of Great Predecessors" 1 st Early Childhood Music Educational Conference between 9 th and 11 th November in Kecskemét, with Dr. László Norbert Nemes, Helga M. Dietrich and Ilona Gállné Gróh as advisors of the conference.
We hope to renew the tradition of the annual early childhood educational conferences and are planning to meet again in 2013.
Results of the Third International Composers' Competition "In Memoriam Zoltán Kodály"
Orinetation week (3-7 September, 2012): a series of trips for our new students to get acquainted with Hungary - and each other.
30 year anniversaries and a farewell
A small reception was held on 10th September 2012 to celebrate the 30 year anniversary of employment of Laura Zita Kéri, Katalin Sólyom and Orsolya Szabó. At the same time we also had to say goodbye to Sarolta Platthy because she retired this year.
There were three short courses in the Kodály Institute between in July-August, 2012:
9-12 July: Short Study Tour of the Keimyung University (Daegu, South-Korea)
The Kodály Institute has participated in the events of the Long Night of Museums along many other musuems and cultural institutions in Kecskemét. This year's programme included an exhibition of Máté Orr (Hungary) and Nadya Hadun (Belorussia) organized by the Ari Kupsus Gallery (Budapest, Hungary), a concer given by the Chorma Ensemble (Switzerland), the Kodály Memorial Exhibition with a related quiz game, along with the permanent exhibition of the Institute and in the courtyard visitors could taste the exquisite wines of the Jackfall Winery (Villány, Hungary).
The closing ceremony of the 2011/2012 academic year was held on the 31st of May 2012. The following day this year's MA class took successful final examinations. Congratulations!
Flash gallery of the closing ceremony:
On this Saturday visitors could get an inside view of the work at the Institute. Our students prepared an afternoon activity which included teaching their different national songs and dances, playing games. Those interested could get individual, fifteen-minute-long piano and voice lessons led by our master teachers. At the same time there was also a drawing class. The day ended with a concert on which both our professors and students performed.
The Kodály School of Kecskemét and the Kecskemét chapter of the Hungarian Kodály Society celebrated the Memorial Day of Hungarian Culture (22th January) with a concert and a presentation of Ferenc Bónis' new book on Zoltán Kodály titled: Élet-pálya - Kodály Zoltán. The book was presented by Mihály Ittzés, professor of the Kodály Institute.
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