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FESTIVAL ACADEMY CONCERT ARTISTS TO COMMEMORATE HOLOCAUST VICTIMS

 

In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Hungarian Holocaust, concert artists will pay tribute to its victims as part of the Festival Academy’s Budapest Summer Festival held at the Dohány Street Synagogue on July 15. The performers will include Dora Schwarzberg, Shlomo Mintz, Thomas Dunford, Vilde Frang, Orsolya Korcsolán, Jens Peter Maintz, Barnabás Kelemen, Katalin and Dóra Kokas, Alissa Margulis, Maxim Rysanov, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Jonian Ilias Kadesha, Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg, Kyril Zlotnikov, Miklós Lukács, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, as well as the students of the Festival Academy Budapest. The synagogue’s principal cantor, László Fekete, will take part in the memorial concert. In between the musical performances, actors Gabriella Hámori and Zoltán Bezerédi will read excerpts from the works of György Petri, Péter Esterházy, Imre Kertész, Miklós Radnóti and Endre Ady. Puccini’s Chrysanthemums for string quartet, Mendelssohn’s Octet, the Nigun movement of Ernest Bloch’s Baal Shem, and Max Bruch Kol Nidrei will be performed.