2007-2008 Events

The Hungarian Helicon Society organizes and supports several events in Toronto throughout the year. The events for our 2007/2008 season are listed below. In addition to organizing our own events, we supported other local events, which are also listed below and noted with an asterisk *.

Music and Chasons with Masi * ~ Saturday, September 8, 2007 - 7:30 p.m.
A unique evening of music and chansons with Masi, featuring world renowned accordionist Joseph Macerollo and legendary pianist Norman Amadio. Admission: $20.00. Location: Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto.

Hungarian Helicon Society Season Opening Reception ~ Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 7:30 p.m.
Mackenzie House, Toronto.

The Great Romantics Festival * ~ Thursday, October 4 through Saturday, October 6, 2007.
The City of Hamilton presents The Great Romantics Festival in association with The American Liszt Society & School of the Arts, McMaster University.

Tamás Érdi Special Piano Recital * ~ Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 8:00 p.m.
Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street West, Toronto. For more information: www.erditamas.hu. When contacting the box office to order tickets, mentio that you are a Helicon Society member to receive a specially priced ticket at $30.00.

Hungarian language proficiency exam official certificate awards ceremony ~ Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 6:30 p.m.
The official certificates will be presented to the examinees who took the exam in May 2007 at a joint event held at the University of Toronto, where the new Hungarian Program will be launched.

HYA Alumni Reunion Trip to Erdély Presentation ~ Friday, October 26, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
Toronto Botanical Garden - Studio 1. Event SOLD OUT.

Prof. Nandor Dreisziger lecture: “Tracing your ancestors in Hungary” ~ Friday, November 16, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
Arts & Letters Club, Toronto - Boardroom.

60th Anniversary Celebration of Hungarian Life/Magyar Élet newspaper * ~ Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church Hall, 432 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto.

Hungarian Visual Artists of Canada* ~ December 6, 2007 to January 25, 2008.
Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, 399 The West Mall, Etobicoke

Celebrating 125th Anniversary of Kodály’s Birth with Mary Kenedi ~ Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
Remenyi House of Music - Tibor Polgár Room.

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Day Concert* ~ 2008. január 1. ½3 órakor.
Roy Thomson Hall, (416) 872-4255, (416) 323-1403 ~ www.salutetovienna.com

51st Helicon Ball ~ Saturday, February 9, 2008
Old Mill Inn, Toronto

Munkácsy’s Epic Christ before Pilate * ~ 2008. február 16-tól április 27-ig.
This monumental work has been on load in Hungary and has now returned to the Art Gallary of Hamilton. Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton, Ontario ~ (905) 527-6610 ~ www.artgalleryofhamilton.com.

Professor Dr. János Kenyeres’ presentation in Hungarian: “A Nyugat nyomában” ~ Thursday, April 3, 2008 ~ 7:30 p.m.
Boardroom, Arts & Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, Toronto. Admission: $10.00 for members, $15.00 for guests.

Professor Emeritus Dr. Alan Walker’s presentation “Liszt & His Pupils” ~ Wednesday, May 7, 2008 ~ 7:00 p.m.
Boardroom, Arts & Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, Toronto. Admission: $10.00 for members, $15.00 for guests.

Helicon Handicrafts: Woodcarving ~ Emma Perlaky, Vice President of the Ontario Woodcarver’s Assocation, is hosting a woodcarving session. ~ Saturday, June 7, 2008 ~ 1:00 p.m.
The program will be held in Thornhill. Children are welcome! Admission: $5.00 and includes a BBQ.